The PM’s speech in Toronto contained the analogy that while India and Canada growing separately would be a2 + b2, when joined together in friendship they would be (a+b)2 which equals a2 +2ab+b2, with the synergy giving an extra 2ab.
Articles by Manas Chakravarty
Updated on May 30, 2017 02:02 PM IST
World Gold Council says India’s gold demand was what supported the global market in Q1 2017, but where in India does the gold go to?
Published on Sep 17, 2016 07:04 PM IST
‘We’re merely trying to improve the ease of doing business, in this case the divorce business. Just think of all those huge divorce costs, the enormous waste of time. Triple talaq cuts through all that red tape’
Updated on Sep 11, 2016 10:48 AM IST
It has been decided to recruit beef sniffers to augment our police force with immediate effect. Selected candidates will be part of an elite commando unit
Updated on Aug 28, 2016 01:15 AM IST
China has recently allowed dads in Beijing up to 15 days of paternity leave. Surely our nationalist government will not allow itself to be beaten by our eastern rival on paternity leave?
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 11:22 PM IST
From now on, anybody talking about Kashmir will have to talk about Balochistan and Baltistan
Updated on Aug 13, 2016 07:37 PM IST
When Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Subhas Chandra Bose saw the independent India on the 69th anniversary of Independence Day, here’s how the conversation went:
Updated on Jul 31, 2016 03:30 PM IST
Opening up the economy has proved to be a blessing. It is these fine spirits, generously imbibed, that impart the warm optimistic glow and confidence so necessary to get the economy galloping away
Updated on Jul 23, 2016 11:06 PM IST
Sceptics will ask how a brain is to be valued. Well, if market analysts know the fair value of a share, if the government knows the fair value of telecom spectrum, they can easily value a brain
Updated on Jul 17, 2016 01:00 AM IST
Mahatma Gandhi had an impish sense of humour. His quip when asked what he thought of Western civilization — “I think it’s a good idea” — is a famous example
Updated on Jul 09, 2016 09:50 PM IST
‘I am sad you will no longer be my education minister. I have composed a poem to comfort you’
Published on Jul 02, 2016 10:06 PM IST
Winston Churchill had said, “In handing over the Government of India to these so-called political classes, we are handing over to men of straw, of whom, in a few years, no trace will remain.” He made one mistake — he should have said Britain instead of India.’
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 07:42 AM IST
After Raghuram Rajan, it would be good to get another NRI, to repair some of the damage done by his exit. Could we have Sunny Leone?
Updated on Jun 19, 2016 12:24 AM IST
Nomenclature for meetings is already being sharpened for the UP polls
Published on Jun 11, 2016 11:14 PM IST
Producer: We need a film the censor board will be angry about, so that when it is finally released, even after a hundred cuts, folks will flock to see it. We need something Pahlaj Nihalani will feel insulted about
Updated on Jun 05, 2016 09:02 AM IST
‘Much of politics is about cooking up things,’ explained a veteran, ‘and there’s no need to grill the poor girl about it’.
Updated on May 29, 2016 02:16 AM IST
Our brilliant ministers who have accomplished wondrous things will celebrate the anniversary by holding boring meetings and making tiresome speeches
Updated on May 21, 2016 09:36 PM IST
Sources in the BJP say the entire credit for the increase in its vote share in Kerala should go to Narendra Modi. ‘His brilliant remark about Kerala and Somalia consolidated the pro-Somalia vote in the state, enabling us to do so well,’ said a fan
Updated on May 15, 2016 12:46 AM IST
Many of our greatest leaders realised we had to craft a masterly strategy to win freedom. So Hedgewar, Golwalkar and Savarkar pretended not to oppose the British or take part in silly acts of civil disobedience
Updated on May 07, 2016 08:26 PM IST
We will have booze satyagrahas or boozagrahas and we will march, or rather stagger and stumble and lurch to Delhi in a boozeyatra.
Updated on May 01, 2016 01:40 AM IST
Rank last: Minister XY suffers from a weird belief in inner-party democracy. Argues all the time. We turn cartwheels when he is absent from a meeting. Would love to see him in the opposition party
Published on Apr 24, 2016 01:44 AM IST
How every fool can play upon a word! I think the best grace of wit will shortly turn into silence; and discourse grow commendable in none only but parrots
Updated on Apr 17, 2016 10:54 PM IST
After lunch, we shall take you to see the Saffron Fort; the needle formerly known as the Qutb Minar
Published on Apr 09, 2016 11:33 PM IST
Shivraj Chouhan says Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in India to have a ‘happiness ministry’. It should have at least two specialised departments: The Department of Grinning and Bearing It and the Departments of Fake Laughs
Updated on Apr 03, 2016 11:54 AM IST
LeT stands for Ladies’ Education Trust and Jaish-e-Mohammed always uses recycled paper. JeM here stands for Juvenile Education Mart, a shop for selling school books.
Updated on Mar 27, 2016 01:55 AM IST
Some of West Bengal’s best and bravest have settled abroad or in other parts of the country. And they have started remitting money home
Updated on Mar 19, 2016 08:46 PM IST
Updated on Mar 13, 2016 12:20 AM IST
While everybody is hopeful the shorts will be dropped, what should take their place?
Updated on Mar 05, 2016 09:27 PM IST
With total confusion over political parties laying claim to the legacy of great leaders, unreliable sources say an all-party meeting was called to sort out the issue. Here are the alleged minutes:
Updated on Feb 28, 2016 01:48 AM IST
Here’s my interview of a generally unreliable source (Gus) about what is likely to happen in Monday’s Union Budget.
Updated on Feb 21, 2016 01:44 AM IST
Parents and students are very worried about anti-national activities. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs).