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Thousands of common men, women and children belonging to the middle class in cities across the country have suddenly plunged below the poverty line after watching Dhoom 3 in multiplexes. In a confidential report submitted by the Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation, it was reported that high prices of Dhoom...

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First published on Tehelka.com Must say, the nation has been ambling along fairly well ever since the days of the Preamble. Over the years we have fought...

What is puny and small in the beginning, but swells enormously when appropriately tickled? Crowds, of course. And an indomitably spirited Anna Hazare demonstrated exactly this to the world with his usual aplomb during the Herculean fast which he just concluded amidst the humongous applause of freshly stirred countrymen. As speaker after righteous speaker at the Ramlila...

This post appeared among Blogadda’s Spicy Saturday Picks on July 3, ’10 Doctors are not too well known for their IT skills. We guys usually...

Or is it just plain Hissss-teria (hysteria)? Shapeshifting and animal transformation are gripping themes in folklore, literature and cinema.  Satyajit Ray once seriously considered making one of his most brilliant short stories ‘Khagam’ into a tele film. [See here for the plot and here for the audio torrents]. If he’d have made it, I’m sure the makers of Phoonk...

It is indeed a queer quirk of fate that actor Todger Grabbit finds himself today behind bars, accused by his bai of fishing in forbidden waters.  To the utter consternation of Mr. Grabbit perhaps, the bars in this case are made of steel, and are not the usual assembly of glass topped tables with cushioned chairs and hovering bartenders. Apparently, Todger Grabbit weaseled...