Offtrack

  • Jul 25, 2011 02:06 ISTInner Voice

    Temple with a difference

    Religious harmony has been the staple of the Indian way of life all through the ages. A temple near Bhopal is a living testimony to this.

  • Jul 27, 2011 02:23 ISTInner Voice

    Fearless mantra

    We constantly live in fear. Sometimes we fear failure but at times we are even secretly afraid of success.

  • Jul 04, 2010 01:24 IST

    What’s in a name?

    Parents of SSC students today filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, claiming that the geography paper in which students were asked to identify districts in Maharashtra was prepared according to their old names and not the new ones decided by the state government after it was elected to power.

  • Dec 27, 2009 01:08 ISTWild side

    The Ladyboys of Thailand

    Official numbers state there are 2,00,000 ladyboys in Thailand. After four days in Bangkok, it seems there are more, reports Ruchira Hoon.

  • Nov 08, 2009 00:18 ISTred herring

    One day, one man

    The sheer sugar rush of watching Sachin (pronounced ‘Such-chin!’ each time he hits a boundary) single-handedly take on the Aussies as if he’s Karna in Kurukshetra, writes Indrajit Hazra.

  • Oct 08, 2009 21:30 IST

    Soft-pedalling austerity

    I laud what Sonia Gandhi has done as far as austerity is concerned. But austerity cannot be imposed. It must come from within, like it did for Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru and B.C. Roy, writes Suhel Seth.

  • Sep 19, 2009 23:09 ISTred herring

    Why so serious?

    So the question’s not: What was Tharoor thinking when he made his ‘holy cows’ comment?! The question is: What was the Congress thinking when it got Tharoor on board?! Didn't anyone read his hilarious book before signing him up? asks Indrajit Hazra.

  • Sep 13, 2009 00:48 IST

    One dress, one year

    Can you wear the same outfit day in, day out for a whole year? Sheena Matheiken can, and she’s doing it to raise funds for poor children. Shrenik Avlani examines...

  • Sep 14, 2009 21:22 ISTOff the record

    Not the theatre of politics

    It was movie time for minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor and his personal staff. Tharoor recently went out to watch Quick Gun Murugan.

  • Sep 16, 2009 22:29 IST

    The dialogue

    I see you’re reading a thick book. Nothing wrong, I hope?Sssh. I’m trying to finish Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, before the movie comes out.

  • Sep 07, 2009 22:52 ISTofftherecord

    A persisting profile from the past

    The transition from foreign secretary to former foreign secretary takes more time when the world knows you as the country’s top diplomat for close to three years.

  • Sep 05, 2009 23:26 ISTRed Herring | Indrajit Hazra

    Another Gas tourist

    On Thursday, outside the walled confines of the sprawling grounds where a factory once stood on Berasia Road in Bhopal, the festive spirit is infectious and spreading like an invisible mist.

  • Sep 03, 2009 23:35 IST

    Feel the Force?

    Now that Force India has secured a podium finish in the Belgian Grand Prix, isn’t it about time we had an Indian driver in the hot seat?

  • Sep 02, 2009 23:10 IST

    Hits and missiles

    Why on earth are you dismantling that nice, sleek missile?

  • Aug 31, 2009 23:12 ISTofftherecord

    Pillow a fast one

    Punjab ministers and Akali-BJP MLAs were in Delhi recently to demand a farmers’ package from the PM.