Before the current spot-fixing scam and the match-fixing scam that broke in 2000, the biggest controversy in cricket in India happened in 1976 when England's fast bowler John Lever was found using Vaseline, allegedly to get more ‘swing,’ by umpire Judah Reuben of Bombay who died in 2006. Ayaz Memon writes.
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex professional organisation representing public sector enterprises (PSE) is promoting excellence in them and enabling them to be globally competitive. UD Choubey, director general, SCOPE spoke to Hindustan Times.
Success means many wonderful, positive things. It means personal prosperity, a fine home, vacations, travel, new things, financial security and giving your children maximum advantages. David J Schwartz writes.
RJD president and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav hit the ground in Patna with a ‘parivartan’ rally. In an interview with Anirban Guha Roy
, Prasad spoke of his growing distaste for the Nitish Kumar government.
Eat, drink and be merry because the next day’s research may prescribe a more austere way of life.
The BJP’s politics is turning out to be neither fish nor fowl nor good red herring. The BJP must come up with a poll plank that is far more inclusive than Hindutva.
India and Pakistan must delink economic engagement from strategic issues. Reshma Patil writes.
Given its clear leadership in vaccine manufacturing, India must take a lead role in finding an Aids preventive. Oscar Fernandes writes.
The Chinese Premier reached India on May 19 evening. While he is in India, New Delhi must keep in mind that China has used its economic ties to armtwist many nations, writes Jayadeva Ranade
Whenever your banker asks you to sign a document, read it first. Don’t let your aversion to filling up a form or reading a lengthy document get the better of you and sign on the dotted line without reading the document. Pushpa Girimaji writes.
With news of alleged unwholesome doings in a major Indian religion, cricket, a Jataka comes to mind that combines stories normally associated with the two epics. Renuka Narayanan reports.
Nawaz Sharif pressed all the right buttons when he spoke about India while campaigning and especially when he had a microphone in front of him. A Pakistani leader who believes in peace with India does not do so for love of India. he believes the cost of hostility is too high a price to afford. Chanakya writes.
The moment you get out of Gauhati airport, you hear a bunch of people announcing ‘Schlong. Schlong’. The road to the capital of Meghalaya is paved with good intentions and little else. Indrajit Hazra
The first thing that strikes you about Nawaz Sharif is his smile. It’s big and broad and seems to cover his large face. And when he smiles his eyes light up. Karan Thapar
Bunny: It’s a lovely evening here at the Wankhede stadium, the bookies are chirping in the stands, the money launderers are singing and the home side is batting. Baja: This is an absolutely critical over, the odds are 3 to 1 we get 15 runs off it. Manas Chakravarty writes.