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chef's choice Oberoi is grand executive chef at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Hemant Oberoi
The Chindian and Pitalian way
Economic growth, GDP, FDI and share markets are the norms of the day and are significant factors...
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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
Bring back the Cup!
The focus in the sports world now shifts squarely to the ICC Cricket World Cup Down Under and the...
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Power Point K.S. Sachidananda Murthy is THE WEEK's resident editor in New Delhi
Sachidananda Murthy
Different sizes and shapes
The Chinese embassy in Islamabad has now become the largest diplomatic post of the Dragon. The...
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hawk eye Maroof Raza
Maroof Raza
India should leave Afghanistan
As President Obama has indicated, apart from the Chinese threat—with the nuclear deal and...
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PMO Beat R. Prasannan is The Week's New Delhi bureau chief
R. Prasannan
Climbdown from cloud nine
Look at what Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmis did to the PM and his partymen. They took them to...
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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
Honey, where's the money?
Some weeks ago, I was invited by a leading commerce college to speak on financial literacy to its...
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Mystic Eye Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
The Forgotten Essence of India
After receiving the Bharat Ratna award in 1992, JRD Tata said, “I don’t want India to...
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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
The boy who never grew up
Rahul Gandhi is not the only mama’s boy in politics. But he is certainly the most prominent...
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Last Word Binayak & Ilina Sen
Binayak & Ilina Sen
Hope in the time of hate
The bombing of Palestine seems to have opened the floodgates on a new cycle of barbaric cruelty if...
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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
Misplaced fears
It is a cold Monday afternoon as I sit down to write the column. Earlier in the day, a propagandist...
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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
Early musical birds
I would like to congratulate Arvind Kejriwal on being sworn in as chief minister. I hope art and...
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mani-festo Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar
An open letter to Barack Obama
Dear President Obama,Might I add my small voice to millions of other Indians in welcoming you as...
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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
The Chindian and Pitalian way
Economic growth, GDP, FDI and share markets are the norms of the day and are significant factors which contribute to either making or breaking Asia. At the World Economic Forum in Davos you have everyone from heads ...  »
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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