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freewheeling Derek O'Brien
Derek O'Brien
Let's be fair on fare
In the 1890s, my mother’s grandfather joined the Bengal Nagpur Railway. For my family, this...
grand slam Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Quietly brilliant
It is unfortunate that one of India’s finest tennis players has played the last professional...
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...
PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
Panel under fire; no evacuation plans
One of the favourite trap questions of job interviewers used to be: “Who is the chairman of...
Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Rails to reels
When the chief executive of the Central film censor board was arrested for taking bribe, many...
hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
Choose your side, world
In a welcome move, New Delhi has called off the talks scheduled between foreign secretaries of...
strange encounters Jerry Pinto
Jerry Pinto
Carry on with Cliches
Onions, as we all know, mean much more than onions. If you know your onions, perhaps you will not...
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
The Yale fail
Sarika, the talented, light-eyed actor of yore, has always been her own person. She was one of the...
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 Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai
The power of one
I have written in this column earlier about my American friend, brought up in the hippie culture of...
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
Why the selective outrage?
While India reels under a spate of crimes against women and those committed by fanatics, some of...
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
Seeds of Change
They call us now.Before they drop the bombs.The phone rings.And someone who knows my first...
mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
Undoing Planning
In all the brouhaha over winding up the Planning Commission, the key unanswered question remains:...
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
Let's be fair on fare
In the 1890s, my mother’s grandfather joined the Bengal Nagpur Railway. For my family, this began a four-generation association with the railways. He rose to become an assistant engineer, working in the area ...  »
grand slam  |  Sania Mirza
Quietly brilliant
It is unfortunate that one of India’s finest tennis players has played the last professional match of his career and is yet to be accorded the kind of hero’s farewell, which he so richly deserves, by ...  »