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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
Knowing Kolkata, via satellite
Did the writer spend a significant time of his or her formative years in Kolkata?Was the writer...
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grand slam Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
American dream come true
It is sheer love for the game that nurtures an upcoming tennis player.  As one begins to...
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Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
The coalition termination?
With the Modi wave flattening opposition, only three political outfits now have the right to be...
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Reviving the Economy Shutapa Paul
Shutapa Paul
PSUs to economy's rescue?
The central government has often arm-twisted Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) into coughing up...
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hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Perception is everything
Prime Minister Modi's visit to Japan and the strong message of strategic cooperation sent out...
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PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
King save the gods
Many in our Washington mission had worried during Narendra Modi's US tour whether he would call...
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strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
Needs, wants and frivolities
I come from a world where shopping was not a big thing. It was, in fact, something you did when you...
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Mystic Eye Jaggi Vasudev
Jaggi Vasudev
Empowering the Nation
A nation is not its land and buildings—it is its people. If we, as a nation, have to rise and...
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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
Broom for change
Confession number one: I had not heard of Kailash Satyarthi till the Nobel happened. Confession...
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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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Last Word Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai
Bringing up mother
Dhaniben faced the surveyor with some trepidation, playing with her infant nervously. They were in...
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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
A Berlin love story
Last month, I was invited to Germany to complete the last leg of the Konrad Adenauer School for...
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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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Art to Heart Sanjna Kapoor
Sanjna Kapoor
Dreams from the Rainbow Nation
I have just returned from an international meeting in South Africa for a Global South Colloquium on...
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mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
Night of the long tridents
This sms is doing the rounds: “The Congress brought Modi to power. It is the BJP that will...
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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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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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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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freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
Knowing Kolkata, via satellite
Did the writer spend a significant time of his or her formative years in Kolkata?Was the writer educated in one of Kolkata’s best-known and elite institutions?Is the writer an exile from Kolkata and West Bengal, ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
American dream come true
It is sheer love for the game that nurtures an upcoming tennis player.  As one begins to follow the sport with a growing passion, it is Grand Slam tournaments that capture your imagination and, soon, for a ...  »
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