Do you want to be cleansed of your sins in a relaxed and stress-free environment in a spacious weather-proof heated luxury tent at the Mahakumbh at Allahabad, with running hot water and multi-cuisine vegetarian dining facilities? Manas Chakravarty writes.
So you are planning to write a great Indian novel, an epic that will plumb the depths of Indian society and hold up a mirror to our souls? That's wonderful. I wish many more of our young writers had the same vaulting ambition. Manas Chakravarty
For those of you who, like me, unfortunately missed Rahul Gandhi's great speech at the Congress jamboree, I've googled it on the internet and explained it clearly here. Manas Chakravarty writes.
Beheading is against good soldierly conduct, which only authorises blowing people’s brains or guts out. Manas Chakravarty writes.
Why is a committee designed to frame laws on rape being headed by a man? Manas Chakravarty
Saucy novel writer EL James (of Fifty Shades of Grey fame) says women fantasise about men doing the washing up more than kinky sex games, writes Manas Chakravarty.
"Theek hai?" asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the end of his just-over-a-minute-long address to the nation asking people to maintain peace after Sunday's violence during the protests in Delhi against the rape of a student. Here are some other possible model addresses to the nation. Manas Chakravarty writes.
Manas Chakravarty gets candid about Narendra Modi's victory in Gujarat.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I was hooked at the age of ten, when the family went for a drive through the Himachal hills. That was when I first saw the beauty and awesomeness of road signs, writes Manas Chakravarty.
Fruit merchant: I'm overjoyed we have a new party for the Aam Aadmi. But I'm confused about the kind of aam being targeted. Is it the much-hyped but high-end Alphonso, or is it the sweet Langra? Manas Chakravarty reports.
“Not only,” he said, “did the owner of this cybercafé not down his shutters on hearing of the great man’s death, he also allowed the use of his computers to post vile Facebook messages calling him a crony capitalist.” “Whose death?” I asked. “Ponty Chadha’s, of course,” said the man, writes Manas Chakravarty.
Fa Hien leaned back in his seat in the Great Hall of the People, proud that he had been elected prime minister of China. As the parliamentary proceedings began, he looked back fondly on the recent elections, writes Manas Chakravarty
The markets are full of a confusing variety of firecrackers, lights and lanterns. To help you make up your mind about what to buy this Diwali, we've brought out a review of some of the best products. Manas Chakravarty
Superman’s alter-ego Clark Kent is to quit The Daily Planet newspaper in protest at the state of modern journalism, writes Manas Chakravarty.
'We call it social entrepreneurship,' said a chap in a checked lungi who claimed to be Gadkari's spokesman-cum-gardener. "Making drivers and bakers directors of companies is a fine example of inclusive growth," he asserted. Manas Chakravarty writes.