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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Indrajit Hazra

One afternoon at the museum

The New Wing of the national gallery is, no doubt, a precious coven for the art-minded. Now comes the hard part: seducing the others by providing an experience that only a gallery of this scale can provide — by competing not with dreary government museums but with multiplexes and malls. Indrajit Hazra writes.

The past, a final frontier

Last Sunday, I was teleported into a South Delhi cinema to find myself in front of a screen watching the new Star Trek movie and delivering a hyperactive commentary to the person next to me. Read on...

Kya body of evidence!

Laugh as loud and hard as you want. But I’m totally impressed by the way our investigative authorities have prepared the 11,000-plus-page document that will, I’m pretty certain, get Pakistanis of all hues, sizes and mental constitutions to say, “Well, I’ll be darned.

The curious case of Navdeep Tomar

As I grow older, crankier and calmer behind the vas deferens, I’ve started obsessing about one thing: survival., writes Indrajit Hazra.

Crank calls are for real

Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman insisted that it was impossible for any call to come through to the president without a “multiple caller identity verification”. Indrajit Hazra tells more.

As the butt hits the ceiling

Apart from his lungs, his self-esteem is blackening fast. The news is that on October 2 the already pariah will be made to join the Ebola virus, unwanted and endangered, writes Indrajit Hazra.

Manzar got her tongue?

Jaya bachchan has come a long way from her Guddi days. In fact, some like Raj Thackeray would say she’s come too far. In the news for addressing a Mumbai crowd in Hindi, she had her moments of abhimaan. Her week that was:

Didi or didn’t she?

After making the gentle Ratan Tata react about the whole Nano car project, Mamata Banerjee remains the only peepul’s leader against a peepul’s car, writes Indrajit Hazra.

All that’s blasé is gold

What I really like about our  latest Bushy Browed Golden Boy is not so much that he has broken a national jinx that has been afflicting the country ever since we decided to pitch ourselves as a spiritual lot but that he didn’t care to bull shit after he won the gold, writes Indrajit Hazra.

The Great Internet Laughter

There is toilet humour (?), funny pictures and videos and, of course, those dirty jokes that are immediately copied and chain mailed to all those in your address book.
Rahul Sharma tells us more.

Stay on the safari course

India needs to be more aggressive in chasing opportunities by opening more diplomatic missions and companies in a larger number of African nations, writes Rahul Sharma.

The widening web of politics

Technology destroyed the powerful hold that Abdullah’s Barisan Nasional had over Malaysia, writes Rahul Sharma.

Court the changes

Let’s use arbitration, conciliation and mediation popular in the West to end disputes faster. It saves both time and money, writes Rahul Sharma.

‘Don’t download this song’

The music industry would want governments to act by bringing in tougher laws to keep a tab on illegal downloads, but the onus lies on the users, ponders Rahul Sharma.

Time for socialising the real way!

There is a view that social networking fatigue could set in soon as surfers get tired of trying to balance their real and cyber lives, writes Rahul Sharma.
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