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Empire Strikes Back?

What should the world expect from a leader who says ‘enough’ to the habit of Japan apologizing for its war crimes? One can be forgiven for mistaking him for a mild and impeccably mannered Manager of a service or hospitality sector firm. But Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first Japanese leader born after World War […]

Did Pluto Deserve It?

Good ol’ Pluto is no longer a planet. It has been demoted to the status of being a ‘dwarf planet’. As expected, the decision is not without its critics. A vote at the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) 10-day General Assembly in Prague this summer has demoted Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet. The […]

The Purna Satya

Dev was often introduced as the sequel-in-spirit of Ardh Satya. And much to its credit, Dev did manage to live up to the colossal identity. Alas, as the film’s box office faring reiterated, the success of an Ardh Satya of 1970s would be difficult to emulate today; unless backed by an all-round marketing blitz. For, […]

What is the Benchmark?

Portuguese traveler Barbosa, who visited Gujarat in A.D. 1511 and 1514, had described Ahmedabad as “very rich and well embellished with good streets and squares supplied with houses of stone and cement.” In Sir Thomas Roe’s time, A.D. 1615, it was said to be “a goodly city as large as London”. How things have changed! […]

Just Not Cricket

Just not Cricket is a phrase that speaks for life much beyond the boundary ropes of a Cricket ground. It speaks for anything that is not fair, anywhere. Alas, one need not have gone too far to understand the real meaning of the expression. The misfortune was right there in front of our eyes, on […]

Documentary Review: Sangharsh – Against All Odds

The more you take out from a creation, the greater it becomes. Whether or not it holds true for my experience while watching an inspiring documentary entitled Sangharsh – Against All Odds late last night, I certainly came out of it with a renewed hope for things around. Sangharsh reinforces the learning that there are […]

Whose Line Is It Anyway

For years after the Shahenshah, it took three to triango! However, if we were to believe the media, one stroke of brilliance from a light eyed father’s even lighter eyed son might set the triangle to square one. Square of one-man domination i.e.. But not many are complaining. Atleast not the better sex. Right ladies? […]