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Shantanu Datta

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Teacher’s day? No thanks

5 Sep 2014 9:25 PM GMT
Students should ideally have nothing to do with it. Like seniors and senior citizens have little role to play on Children's Day. In my time, most (I...

Don’t deify Irom Sharmila, but debate issues she raises

1 Sep 2014 8:17 PM GMT
Irom Sharmila is used to being called a strong woman. But one of the strongest statements she made yesterday (August 20) after breathing in the fresh...

Is it end of road or only a pebbly stretch for AAP?

9 Jun 2014 5:48 PM GMT
Not long ago, V Balakrishnan, a former chief financial officer at IT giant Infosys, called the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) the ‘most successful and...

Surprise: aam does not mean poor!

16 April 2014 11:28 PM GMT
I own a house close to the Metro station in Vaishali, Ghaziabad. It’s just a kilometre from Anand Vihar – the ISBT and railway station in east Delhi...

Why fuss over AAP’s stand on khap?

5 Feb 2014 10:15 PM GMT
Yes, khaps should be banned, if you ask me. But don’t ask me, for I will say religion, too, should be banned – and for more or less the same reasons...

Is that an err in Rahul’s earnestness?

1 Feb 2014 11:49 PM GMT
Dear Rahul,I saw your interview, as I am sure the whole nation, or, may be, the 10 or so per cent of it that understands English did. Not that I...

And this time, every Delhiite must vote

5 Dec 2013 11:01 PM GMT
I don’t have a vote in Delhi (I stay in the Wild West – the badlands of western UP). Heck, I have never ever voted in my life, if you cut out the...

Politicians must shut up on sex crimes

29 Nov 2013 11:32 PM GMT
That most Indian politicians who itch to comment on any issue at the drop of a hat make little sense is old hat. The reason they should put their...

Good, bad and ridiculous

8 Nov 2013 10:30 PM GMT
While that may not be the case in many parts of India, where voters ostensibly still vote en masse – as prescribed by the village, community or...

Laughing it loud at a golden joke

1 Nov 2013 8:27 PM GMT
In a distant land at a time long, long time ago, an old monk had a dream. There’s gold buried in Unnao, he declared one fine day.Unnao, half of India...

Why Rahul can’t change Congress

19 Oct 2013 10:54 PM GMT
There is a lot that Rahul Gandhi, a.k.a. The Prince, is doing right. Despite the cruel, crass hashtag world of social media, where he will continue...

Why flattering Congress might be a mistake for jailed Lalu

2 Oct 2013 10:10 PM GMT
If Rahul Gandhi’s gate-crashing into Congress’s own Ideas Inc department, and saying his government was wrong in trying to save convicted MPs and...
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