- Mar 28, 2015 22:08 IST
I welcome you all to the commentary from the Melbourne Cricket Ground on this gloomy Sunday. Eh, what was that? So what if it’s bright and sunny, people can get glum even on bright sunny days, can’t they? You come to Delhi when it’s 45 degrees in the shade and you’ll know sunny days are a pain.
- Mar 21, 2015 21:46 IST
Welcome, AAPians, to our first study class. I have been hopping in and out of Indian political parties of the right, left and centre for the last 30 years and am exceptionally qualified to give you deep insights into how to transform yourselves from a gaggle of activists, rebels, agitators, anarchists and idealists into a mature, disciplined, successful political party. I have, accordingly, formulated the following 10 commandments:
- Mar 14, 2015 22:39 IST
After weeks of intensive searching, what did Rahul Gandhi see in the depths of his soul? Did he find himself? If he did, how did the self react to being found? Did it jump in joy? Or did it take a long, pitying look at Mr Gandhi, turn its back on him and mumble, ‘Thanks for taking the trouble, but I’d like to continue being lost, if I may,’ before going back to playing mah-jongg with the other lost selves?
- Mar 07, 2015 21:47 IST
If there’s one thing that stands out in the film, it’s the courage of the young victim. It was courage that prompted her to strive for a brighter future against all odds, taking a night job in a call centre to pay for her education. It was this courage that allowed her to dream of setting up a hospital in her village.
- Mar 01, 2015 09:42 IST
Just because we are humble domestic workers doesn’t give the finance minister and economists the right to insult our domestic product by calling it gross: Maid with a BA in Economics.
- Feb 21, 2015 22:04 IST
Whew! Saved by a whisker! Thank God the authorities had the sense not to allow Priya Pillai, the Greenpeace activist, to board the flight to London.
- Feb 14, 2015 23:22 IST
The spectacular victory of the Aam Aadmi party in the Delhi elections has led to a lot of soul-searching by political parties. Our unreliable sources have sent these unconfirmed reports:
- Feb 07, 2015 23:04 IST
Here are the results of exit interviews conducted by our expert team immediately after the voting booths closed in the Delhi elections:
- Feb 01, 2015 00:07 IST
After the historic Obama-Modi summit, the burning question on everybody's lips is: why on earth did the prime minister have to wear a suit with his name written all over it? It is of course inconceivable that our humble, modest Pradhan Sevak's flaunting his name on the suit was an expression of unbridled narcissism and vanity. No chance of that. Instead, here are a few theories explaining the choice, along with expert comments, writes Manas Chakravarty.
- Jan 24, 2015 23:31 IST
In honour of President Obama’s visit to India on Republic Day, we have put together some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Some of them address any worries that Obama may have, while others are queries Indians have for the US president.
- Jan 17, 2015 23:47 IST
Of all the wonderful discoveries and inventions of yore, only the pyjama miraculously survived, writes Manas Chakravarty.
- Jan 10, 2015 22:56 IST
After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we have received this memo from the desk of Dr Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, MA (passed, second attempt), PhD (specialisation in murder, arson and bomb-making), aka Pat (President of the Association of Terrorists), Boss of ISIS.
- Jan 04, 2015 00:22 IST
A great debate is raging in the country on conversion and re-conversion. Manas Chakravarty gives his take on the drive undertaken by various political parties and other organisations.
- Dec 27, 2014 22:14 IST
‘We must,’ said the Big Boss, calling the meeting to order, ‘select a couple of names for the Bharat Ratna’. ‘Vajpayeeji, of course, is the first one,’ he said and everyone erupted in shouts of ‘Long live Atalji’.
- Dec 20, 2014 22:06 IST
In the confusion about the government declaring December 25 as Good Governance Day, some schoolkids have already allegedly submitted write-ups about the event. Here they are: