- Aug 01, 2015 22:46 IST
As a first step in an exciting political career, one that will bring you fame, power, pelf, bungalows, flunkeys, fabulous perks, junkets and freebies you need to join a political party. Nowadays, a missed call is enough for the purpose. Novices have asked us if they should wait till parties start offering gift vouchers, but you shouldn’t be greedy. That can always come later.
- Jul 25, 2015 23:21 IST
'Are we alone'? -- Does life exist in other planets? Manas Chakravarty takes you through some of the responses to this question.
- Jul 19, 2015 09:01 IST
"For too long have proletarian stock buyers been ground beneath the heels of an oppressive stock selling bourgeoisie, aided and abetted by running dogs of imperialism. Remember the famous slogan, ‘Stock buyers of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your shares.’"
- Jul 11, 2015 21:16 IST
I’ve had a very tough week with the Greek crisis. It was very exciting when it began and everybody started writing about Grexit, short for a Greek exit from the euro. We immediately started doing stories about a Grextension, or extension of loans to Greece. I wrote a headline saying a Grollover, or rollover of Greek debt, would be nice. When the Greek government called for a referendum, we dubbed it a Greferendum.
- Jul 04, 2015 22:14 IST
The shenanigans around Lalit Modi seem to involve Vasundhara Raje helping him for being a close family friend and Sushma Swaraj assisting him on humanitarian grounds. There are good reasons for doing so, as these historical documents show.
- Jun 27, 2015 23:48 IST
The nation heaved a huge collective sigh of relief as revelations of alleged improprieties surfaced against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Smriti Irani. ‘It was getting too much,’ said an aggrieved citizen, ‘over a year had passed for the new government, without any skeletons tumbling out of the cupboard. This was highly irregular. Thankfully, things are now rapidly coming back to normal.’
- Jun 21, 2015 01:18 IST
Manas Chakravarty answers some 'wonderful' queries on International Yoga Day.
- Jun 13, 2015 23:05 IST
Manas Chakravarty writes on what it would be like to live in a world that bans everything arbitrarily.
- Jun 06, 2015 22:23 IST
This is the 150th year of the publication of Alice in Wonderland. What if Alice came to India?
- May 30, 2015 23:01 IST
Editor: Folks, we’ve called this meeting to plan our news stories for the next few weeks. The anniversary celebrations of the Modi government will soon come to an end. For several weeks, we have been subsisting on a staple diet of ‘one year of Modi’. After the bash is over, what on earth will we do?At least during the UPA days, we could rely on a steady supply of scams.
- May 23, 2015 22:13 IST
We’re very happy young Namo is adjusting well to his new school. He has worked hard throughout the year. A detailed assessment follows:
- May 16, 2015 23:15 IST
We were discussing the spate of bomb blasts in West Bengal, the latest being a blast in a firecracker factory that allegedly doubled up as a bomb-making unit and a fight between armed groups in a local train in which several people were hurt.
- May 10, 2015 00:28 IST
Gadkari's experiment opens up enormous opportunities for the country’s agriculture. The collective urinating power of over a billion people, soon to be called pee-ple, is not to be scoffed at. And then there is cow urine, buffalo urine, goat, elephant and other exotic urines to add to the flow, writes Manas Chakravarty.
- May 02, 2015 23:44 IST
All you need to do is look around you and you will soon be wondering why everyone isn’t depressed. Consider the newspaper headlines.
- Apr 25, 2015 22:53 IST
Look, bro, do you really want to be a small farmer? No, it’s not a rhetorical question. Just think about it. Do you really enjoy working your butt off doing back-breaking, thankless jobs on that handkerchief-sized plot of yours? What do you get for all your effort? A pittance, my friend.