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Oscars 2016, Asif Kapadia, Amy Winehouse

Oscar-winning biopic on Amy Winehouse shows how cruel we are towards stars

Your instinct is to rush to their assistance, but you are trapped in your own impotent voyeurism.


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FIFA, U-17 World Cup, Indian football

Jugaad leaves India red-faced before U-17 World Cup football

AIFF's preparations for the showpiece event have come under fire from FIFA.


 |  Miscellany  |  5-minute read
Times Group, JNU, Arnab Goswami, Times of India

What ToI edit won't tell you about Arnab and media ethics

When the Times starts bloviating on values and ethics, we need to start getting careful.


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Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Budget 2016

What a middle class guy told his friend in government about the Budget

The trauma is usually accompanied by slur words aimed at ministers and their posterity.


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Health, MGNREGA, Budget 2016

What Modi sarkar must do to make Budget 2016 a success

Government needs to reflect on the need for policy follow-up in these directions.


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Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Budget 2016

Jaitley's sharp Left turn shows Modi eager to please Lutyens' Delhi

It is unconscionable to penalise middle class savers in such arbitrary fashion.


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Mass cheating, Bihar, Army

Why in Bihar candidates gave Army exams in underwear

To prevent cheating, silly.


 |  What Bollywood taught me today  |  6-minute read
1993 Mumbai Blasts, Yerwada Jail, Sanjay Dutt

How the media really covered Sanjay Dutt's jail release

When the actor arrived, reporters who seemed sane until then, hugged him, whispered sweet nothings to him.


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Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Middle classes, Budget 2016

Salaried class is the biggest loser in Jaitley's Budget

Because they are not a vote-bank, this group has no say in the way tax is either collected or spent.


 |  Below The Belt  |  4-minute read
Academy Awards, Oscars 2016, Priyanka Chopra

Sad how we reduced Priyanka Chopra to a pin-up over her gown

Is there a chance we can be proud of our female icons by virtue of their achievements?