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Manas Chakravarty
Manas Chakravarty
  • It’s all a giant financial bubble. All the bubbles are bursting. The end of the world is nigh: sceptic
  • Stock markets, Stock markets collapse, Global stock market crash
    Aug 29, 2015 22:41 IST

    Don’t jump now, the end of the world is postponed

    It’s all a giant financial bubble. All the bubbles are bursting. The end of the world is nigh: sceptic

  • HRD minister Smriti Irani, Lok Sabha, Monsoon Sesssion 2015
    Aug 22, 2015 22:50 IST

    Those who have failed all exams must rule us now

    The BJP is likely to lose the support of 189 million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and fifty school students, all of them potential future voters, if Smriti Irani scraps the no-fail policy writes Manas Chakravarty

  • Government ban
    Aug 15, 2015 22:31 IST

    Big Brother Banerjee from Bangalore may just ban you

    Manas Chakravarty's take on the various bans imposed by the government.

  • Gajendra Chauhan
    Aug 08, 2015 22:16 IST

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane ... it’s Gajendra Chauhan

    Manas Chakravarty talks of some of the scripts of alleged films made recently made by FTII students.

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 01, 2015 22:46 IST

    Lessons in sloganeering, punching, etc — apply now

    As a first step in an exciting political career, one that will bring you fame, power, pelf, bungalows, flunkeys, fabulous perks, junkets and freebies you need to join a political party. Nowadays, a missed call is enough for the purpose. Novices have asked us if they should wait till parties start offering gift vouchers, but you shouldn’t be greedy. That can always come later.

  • Aliens to visit Royal wedding?
    Jul 25, 2015 23:21 IST

    'Are we alone?' No, you will be far from being lonely

    'Are we alone'? -- Does life exist in other planets? Manas Chakravarty takes you through some of the responses to this question.

  • cHINA
    Jul 19, 2015 09:01 IST

    Let a 100 stocks bloom and shares leap forward

    "For too long have proletarian stock buyers been ground beneath the heels of an oppressive stock selling bourgeoisie, aided and abetted by running dogs of imperialism. Remember the famous slogan, ‘Stock buyers of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your shares.’"

  • EU Greece flag Athens Greek crisis
    Jul 11, 2015 21:16 IST

    We’re in a crisis and it’s all Greek to me right now

    I’ve had a very tough week with the Greek crisis. It was very exciting when it began and everybody started writing about Grexit, short for a Greek exit from the euro. We immediately started doing stories about a Grextension, or extension of loans to Greece. I wrote a headline saying a Grollover, or rollover of Greek debt, would be nice. When the Greek government called for a referendum, we dubbed it a Greferendum.

  • BJP, Swaraj, Raje
    Jul 04, 2015 22:14 IST

    They’re a lovely bunch, and come highly recommended

    The shenanigans around Lalit Modi seem to involve Vasundhara Raje helping him for being a close family friend and Sushma Swaraj assisting him on humanitarian grounds. There are good reasons for doing so, as these historical documents show.

  • A combination photo of Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje
    Jun 27, 2015 23:48 IST

    The scams are back and all is right with the world

    The nation heaved a huge collective sigh of relief as revelations of alleged improprieties surfaced against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Smriti Irani. ‘It was getting too much,’ said an aggrieved citizen, ‘over a year had passed for the new government, without any skeletons tumbling out of the cupboard. This was highly irregular. Thankfully, things are now rapidly coming back to normal.’

  • International Yoga Day preparations
    Jun 21, 2015 01:18 IST

    Rats, lizards ... feel at one with them through yoga

    Manas Chakravarty answers some 'wonderful' queries on International Yoga Day.

  • Maggi and packaged food
    Jun 13, 2015 23:05 IST

    The Maggi episode fallout: A ban,ban,ban,ban world

    Manas Chakravarty writes on what it would be like to live in a world that bans everything arbitrarily.

  • Alice in Wonderland
    Jun 06, 2015 22:23 IST

    If Alice had come to the Wonderland that is India

    This is the 150th year of the publication of Alice in Wonderland. What if Alice came to India?

  • Modi's cabinet expansion
    May 30, 2015 23:01 IST

    Thirteen months of the NDA. It’s all about luck

    Editor: Folks, we’ve called this meeting to plan our news stories for the next few weeks. The anniversary celebrations of the Modi government will soon come to an end. For several weeks, we have been subsisting on a staple diet of ‘one year of Modi’. After the bash is over, what on earth will we do?At least during the UPA days, we could rely on a steady supply of scams.

  • 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: