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  • We’re very happy young Namo is adjusting well to his new school. He has worked hard throughout the year. A detailed assessment follows:
  • Narendra Modi
    May 23, 2015 22:13 IST

    NaMo has been promoted, can do better next time

    We’re very happy young Namo is adjusting well to his new school. He has worked hard throughout the year. A detailed assessment follows:

  • WB explosion
    May 16, 2015 23:15 IST

    This is a bombshell for the Make in India campaign

    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.

  • Nitin Gadkari
    May 10, 2015 00:28 IST

    Experimenting with a new pee-pee-pee growth model

    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.

  • Vitamin deficiency
    May 02, 2015 23:44 IST

    Depressed? There’s nothing wrong with feeling blue

    All you need to do is look around you and you will soon be wondering why everyone isn’t depressed. Consider the newspaper headlines.

  • Land Bill
    Apr 25, 2015 22:53 IST

    Do yourself a favour and just give me your land

    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.

  • Modi in Toronto
    Apr 18, 2015 22:53 IST

    Getting the mathematics right on world peace

    The PM’s speech in Toronto contained the analogy that while India and Canada growing separately would be a2 + b2, when joined together in friendship they would be (a+b)2 which equals a2 +2ab+b2, with the synergy giving an extra 2ab.

  • HR policies
    Apr 11, 2015 23:55 IST

    Appraisal season: A pay hike or take a hike

    In hundreds and thousands of companies across the country, the following conversation is going on

  • Rahul Gandhi snooping
    Apr 04, 2015 22:29 IST

    Your favourite movies on the big screen this week

    Here is my review of some of the entertainment this week:

  • India and Ireland
    Mar 28, 2015 22:08 IST

    No point telling folks the cricket score. Who cares?

    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.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 21, 2015 21:46 IST

    Thou shalt not change AAP into a mature party

    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:

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Mar 14, 2015 22:39 IST

    Soul searching requires chillum, Sartre or brandy

    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?

  • Leslee Udwin
    Mar 07, 2015 21:47 IST

    Fish and chips, the Queen, bond — they all have to go

    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.

  • People watch Jaitley
    Mar 01, 2015 09:42 IST

    Let's add imaginative skills to the budget-making job

    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.

  • Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai
    Feb 21, 2015 22:04 IST

    Nuclear war, civil strife- All because of one woman

    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.

  • Delhi6
    Feb 14, 2015 23:22 IST

    Other parties are AAP the creek without a paddle

    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: