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The Curse of the Indian Premier League -- And the Lesson It Brings

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 1:15 PM

While I don't believe in curses and the like, I couldn't resist the title.

The sale of the Deccan Chargers by ailing media conglomerate Deccan Chronicle to Mumbai-based real estate company Kamala Landmarc, and the non-bailable arrest warrant issued to the Royal Challenger's team owner Vijay Mallya by the...

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Why Sachin Tendulkar Shouldn't Be an MP

(12) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 4:40 PM

The short answer: he plays much too safe.

Interviewing Sachin Tendulkar questions your journalistic ethics almost as much as writing a hotel review after a three-night-four-day-all-inclusive free stay does.

You only ask questions his PR has approved prior to the interview - his answers, therefore, stick to the script. You...

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Why India Needs America to Remain the Superpower

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 11:11 PM

I was thrilled to hear Thomas Friedman's response to my question from the audience at the Tata Litfest here in Mumbai a few days ago. At the end of a conversation with Shashi Tharoor about all the things Friedman and Tharoor famously commentate on, I was lucky enough to put...

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Mumbai Attacks: Much Too Familiar

(14) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 5:25 PM

It's upsetting to see just how familiar we Mumbaikars are to the situation we are in right now. Serial blasts in India's financial capital at the evening rush hour. We all know exactly what will follow.

No one is surprised when they can't get through to their loved ones...

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Why India Isn't Trying for the IMF Top Post

(3) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 12:26 PM

Last week's reports that Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, might be too old, as per International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy, for the job as Managing Director of the IMF is no excuse for India to give up the race.

Surely India, with...

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India and the U.S. are in a Relationship, and its Complicated.

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2009 | 5:44 PM

Republicans are friends of India and Democrats are friends of Pakistan, is the conventional wisdom in India. It seems that the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington will be Singh's attempt to understand to what degree this conventional wisdom still holds.

America and India share a widespread...

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Indian Elections: The Gift of Stability -- to the People, by the People

(7) Comments | Posted May 18, 2009 | 1:50 PM

The people of India have spoken loud and clear and they have given themselves the gift of stability, and the victory of development over communalism and petty regional dogma.

Three hours after counting commenced, the Indian National Congress (INC) clearly began to emerge as the single-largest party and the...

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This Time, Mumbai Stands United

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2008 | 4:08 AM

Today I visited a memorial service and candlelight vigil held at the University of Southern California for the events that transpired in Mumbai. It was an event hosted by both the Association of Indian Students and the Pakistani Student Association and I began to wonder: am I dreaming, or could...

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The Rich Are No Longer Isolated From Realities of India

(72) Comments | Posted November 27, 2008 | 9:54 AM

There isn't a place that I frequent when I go back home that hasn't been hit by the 10 attacks that began late Wednesday at India's commercial capital that targeted premier landmark establishments of the city I grew up in and the city I long to go back to.

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