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OffTrack

  • Nov 11, 2013 22:17 IST

    The buzz: Keeping tabs on the political grapevine

    A deal seems to have been struck between the BJP and the former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to facilitate his re-entry into the saffron party.

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    Oct 08, 2013 07:42 IST

    The buzz

    It was the shortest Cabinet meeting in many years. The meeting that decided to withdraw the controversial ordinance which sought to protect convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification lasted just five minutes.

  • Dec 14, 2012 01:18 ISTInner Voice

    Morality is essential

    Morality. The word sounds good, but it can't be imposed upon anyone, or even be cultivated as it's an intrinsic quality. Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj reports.

  • Oct 24, 2012 22:38 ISTInner Voice

    Balancing an ideal life

    I hear people say ‘I’ go to temple every day. As long as this ‘I’ is there, going to temple or church will not reap any benefit. We are not what we are because of anything from us; it is just how He wants us to be.

  • Jun 29, 2012 02:40 ISTInner Voice

    Happiness unlimited

    How do we accumulate happiness? A tough task but not an impossible one. It is said that a person with a happy, healthy mind is the one who is happiest, because in this state of mind he remains calm and truly happy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 02, 2009 23:10 IST

    Hits and missiles

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

  • Aug 25, 2009 23:47 IST

    Not a formula sport

    No Formula 1 for India, it has decreed, so go rev up your engines elsewhere. Why pick on Formula 1, you might ask. Elementary, dear lover of elite sports, it is not purely sports, it is entertainment, says the ministry. Lalita Panicker writes.