The year that was

Bollywood is fixated with designer cliches and it makes no breakthrough because the box-office laps it up

Partha Chatterjee Delhi

Two drops of life

Nasrin Sultana Delhi

Do boond zindagi ki... (Two drops of life). Two drops that can decide whether a child will walk or limp or even die. Amitabh Bachchan calls polio a terrorist on national television. Celebrated sports and film stars plead and exhort with people through public interest advertisements on channels to administer polio vaccine to their children and prevent the virus from spreading. The high profile, high voltage media campaign seems to have marginal impact. The once near-extinct polio is on a menacing comeback trail.

Boxed in lord of the rings

VS and Vijayan loyalists slug it out in the backwaters of Kerala while the CPI(M) plays footsie

Jeemon Jacob Thiruvananthapuram

Hothead: Bring Octopus home

Before the Britishers handed over their last outpost in Asia, Hong Kong (HK), they had built bridges, technical marvels like long underwater tunnels between islands, and a mass transit system to make other big world cities envious. They also began work on a new airport — it was completed after they left in 1997— that is far more modern than many airports in any of the western metropolises. Many of the projects that kicked off during the British administration could be completed only after the Chinese took over HK. The big ones include the magnificent Chek Lap Kok Airport, and its smart airport express train, which could rival the Eurostar train that runs between London and Paris.

Holocaust and the myth of Sisyphus

Led by hardliner Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Holocaust-deniers are pushing a new culture of barbarism

Prasenjit Chowdhury Kolkata

December 13’s bodily fluids

Afzal Guru was hanged this morning. We are reproducing an interview of Arundati Roy on this issue of Afzal's hanging
Amit Sengupta Delhi

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Second-class citizens

Two high-profile official committees discover how Indian Muslims in Gujarat, exiled and condemned, have been effectively ghettoized

Akash Bisht Delhi

Brown on same wavelength as Blair

Pranay Sharma Delhi

On June 27, 2007, Tony Blair stepped down as Britain's prime minister after 10 years in office. He has been replaced by Gordon Brown, who till recently was head of the British exchequer.

Why is Jharia in flames?

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks on his film ‘Hot as Hell’ on Dhanbad coal mines and the volatile issues surrounding it

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