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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
The Big Apple's barometer
My wife lives in New York, and, over the years, I have got to know the city well. It is a useful...
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...
Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Skills of persuasion
Rajiv Pratap Rudy is an aggressive politician, with experience of both the government and...
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...
hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Commitment issues
Now that the hype about Prime Minister Modi’s well choreographed visit to the US has died...
PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
An Italian job, all fouled up
At the Brisbane G20 next week, Italy's Matteo Renzi will ask Narendra Modi what India plans to...
strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
Piss? Yes! Kiss? No!
I was delighted to read reports of young people kissing each other in order to protest moral...
Mystic Eye Jaggi Vasudev
Jaggi Vasudev
Pedestrian issues
Ancient India had a tremendous sense of aesthetics and an equally astute sense of hygiene, which...
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...
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
Eggless? No, thanks!
A wave of revulsion swept over my ‘rational’ self when I first read about the latest...
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...
Last Word Patrick French
Patrick French
Claiming the past
The debate over the nation’s future is nothing compared to the current kerfuffle over its...
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...
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...
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...
Art to Heart Sanjna Kapoor
Sanjna Kapoor
I want to perform with PM
Musical vibrations can convey moods and emotions and have the ability to mould and shape our...
mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
The black red herring
There is a delightful short story by Jeffrey Archer, Clean Sweep Ignatius, which sums up the ethos...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
freewheeling  |  Derek O'Brien
The Big Apple's barometer
My wife lives in New York, and, over the years, I have got to know the city well. It is a useful barometer to judge the health of the world and of the American mood and economy. A visit in the winter of 2008-09, ...  »
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 ...  »