A Tempest In A Turban

The Art of Tying a Pug states the cover of an illustrated children’s book. A little boy in a blue patka and his father are struggling with a swatch of turban fabric and a small dog, a pug. A tongue in cheek reference to the colloquialism used for pagri. I […]

How BJP is fast becoming like Congress in graft

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in 2014 on an anti-corruption platform from which he told voters, “Main na khaoonga na khane doonga.” Translation: I will neither eat (take bribes) nor allow others to eat. After the scam-ridden years of UPA-2, that message resonated well with voters. Alas, after post-election […]

Hang them or set them ablaze: Kin of accused

HYDERABAD: Family members of the four men accused of raping and brutally murdering the 27-year-old veterinary doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad have said that they would not challenge if the court gives capital punishment to their sons. Shyamala, mother of one of the accused C Chennakeshavulu, said, “Let him […]

Govt to spend Rs 100L cr on infra projects: FM

MUMBAI: The government will frontload investments under its five-year plan to spend Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure by announcing investments in 10 projects by December 15, said finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Centre will also work towards bringing down Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the minimum level on […]

No deputy CM for Congress, NCP gets most berths

MUMBAI: NCP has emerged the biggest beneficiary in the negotiations within the Maha Vikas Aghadi for ministerial berths with a tally of 16. It will also get the deputy CM’s job. Shiv Sena will have 15 members in the cabinet, including the CM. Congress settled for 12, besides the speaker’s […]

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