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chef's choice Oberoi is grand executive chef at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Hemant Oberoi
Lure of the greens
Forty per cent of the population in India is vegetarian. Is it by choice, religion or compulsion?...
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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
Bullying the houses
After President Pranab Mukherjee, it is now Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who has cautioned...
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grand slam Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Best in the world, almost
I have always enjoyed playing on the hard courts in the US. Over the years, I have achieved some of...
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Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Big pic and hands on
Narendra Modi revealed his style when he told German captains of industry in Hanover that he had a...
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hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Make it India’s ocean
After more than three decades of neglect, largely due to Delhi’s obsession with our land...
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PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
Home thoughts from England
T.S. Eliot called April in England the cruellest month; Robert Browning longed “to be in...
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Touchline Nidhun Thankachan
Nidhun Thankachan
Brazil demolish Spain to lift Confederations Cup
Score: Brazil 3 (Fred 2’, 47’, Neymar 44’) - 0 Spain“Brazil doing to Spain...
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strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
No queue, we are Indians!
It was close to midnight, Saturday. Adelaide was hopping because it was Writers’ Week and the...
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Mystic Eye Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Ban the Banning
We call India a democratic country, but in our psyche we are still feudalistic. We just took...
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Schizo Nation Anuja Chauhan is a best-selling author, screen-writer and advertising consultant. She is best known for her novel, The Zoya Factor
Anuja Chauhan
Kill me now
So, have you seen that new Airtel ad? It’s quite nicely cast, directed and edited. This...
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The Sexes Shobhaa De is a novelist and social commentator with several best-selling books to her credit. She was editor at Stardust, Society and Celebrity
Shobhaa De
Don't compare me to men
I am happily stealing one of the favourite comeback lines (“Please don’t patronise...
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Last Word Patrick French
Patrick French
A bridge across the Pacific
Acronyms for people of Indian heritage, like NRI, PIO and OCI, have been all the rage in recent...
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Masala Musings Kishwar Desai is a writer, who has worked in print and television journalism. Her novel, Witness By Night won the UK's Costa First Novel Award in 2010
Kishwar Desai
Driving on the edge
Some years ago, while I was running a TV channel, we occasionally had to drive to small towns where...
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rapid fire Nupur Sharma
Nupur Sharma
Fewer takers for 'Fuehrer'
Where are we headed to? Euphoria leading to utopia, or hysteria leading to havoc? History tells us...
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Guest column Kouchner is former foreign minister of France and founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres, an international organisation for medical humanitarian aid.
Bernard Kouchner
The Syrian volcano

We are told that we should avoid civil war in Syria, even as it unfolds before our eyes. We...
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game seth and match Suhel Seth
Suhel Seth
Dimwits and blabbermouths
I am amazed at the quality of spokespersons that some political parties have bestowed themselves...
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Funda Mental Kunal Vjayakar is an actor, director, television personality and political satirist
Kunal Vijayakar
Bringing up uncle
Happy New Year!” It's my 11-year-old nephew calling early on the first day of...
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Art to Heart Amjad Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan
Playing for President Prasad
I would like to congratulate Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, for reviving art and...
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mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
Modi Shining mockery
We are informed that the Modi government is preparing a campaign to spend hundreds of crores on a...
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Guest Views
2011 Annual
India needs to step in
The Arab Spring so far has hit countries with medium to low Indian population. The only exception...
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Diary of an Army Wife A series of accounts by the wife of a soldier
An Army Wife
Au revoir friends!
The past two years has been a wonderful journey and learning experience for me. I have loved...
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Your Money Renjit C.S.
Renjit C.S.
Healthy option
All is well in buying health insurance till a claim arises. To bring in more accountability and...
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chef's choice  |  Hemant Oberoi
Lure of the greens
Forty per cent of the population in India is vegetarian. Is it by choice, religion or compulsion? It would take days and weeks to debate it. All Gujarati Hindus and Brahmins are expected not to eat meat or poultry, ...  »
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Bullying the houses
After President Pranab Mukherjee, it is now Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who has cautioned against the repeated and knee-jerk use of ordinances. Speaking at a conference in Lucknow, she said, “Ordinances ...  »
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