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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Manas Chakravarty

Spreading confusion

Have you been dazed and bewildered by the recent attempt to get the IITs to change a perfectly good admission system? Manas Chakravarty writes.

Food for thought

Chidambaram's comment that the Indian middle class is willing to splurge on ice-cream and mineral water without fuss, but protests against a small increase in the price of wheat and rice, has raised a tremendous hue and cry. Manas Chakravarty writes.

Seating arrangements

Pawar was reportedly upset when the PM allocated the chair next to him to AK Antony at the last Cabinet meeting, while allocating to Pawar the seat next to the defence minister.

Licence to kill costs

Sir John Sawers, the head of the British intelligence agency MI6, has said that poor pay and less recognition is "putting off" new recruits in the agency and now they are unwilling to risk their lives for the country. 

The King’s speech

Our young people are unable to get in good colleges in spite of getting cent per cent marks, because of the high capitation fees. Manas Chakravarty writes.

The lounge lizards

A study by the medical journal The Lancet says that Indians are among the most active people in the world, with only 15.6% of us being inactive. Manas Chakravarty writes.

Let’s go to drama yoga

Practising yoga has helped many of us stay fit. Recently, a new yoga style has taken the country by storm called Drama Yoga, Manas Chakravarty writes.

Handle with flare

Twitter suspends Milind Deora’s genuine account, lets fake handle stay — Press Trust of India, August 24, writes Manas Chakravarty.

No performance anxiety

Dear Sachin, What the heck are you doing, man, playing in silly Tests against New Zealand when your skills are so badly needed in the Rajya Sabha? Manas Chakravarty writes.

Confidence of crisis

Our economy is not even the second-fastest growing Asian economy after China any longer. But, our leaders have initiated several path-breaking measures to rectify the situation, Manas Chakravarty writes.

An expert on sedition

As a senior editor, it’s my job to pontificate…er...I mean comment on everything under the sun, Manas Chakravarty writes.

The Big Bang theory

Was it really Manmohan Singh who made that speech to the nation last Friday? True, he looked like Manmohan, he sounded like him, but the fighting words he spoke weren't in the least bit like him. Manas Chakravarty writes.

Germ of an idea

The excitement is mounting. Who will win? Will it be Lactobacillus or will E Coli beat it at the finish? The nation awaits the results with bated breath, for the winner will be awarded the coveted title of National Microbe. Manas Chakravarty writes.

Hao Yu Do Ing?

There has been a lot of speculation over the delay in announcing the names of the new standing committee of China. The reasons for the inordinate delay will be clear after reading the minutes of a meeting of a top committee, writes Manas Chakravarty.

Hallucinatory realism

I firmly believe that, given the wealth of talent in India, we’ll be winning something big for hallucinatory realism soon, writes Manas Chakravarty.
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