Monthly Archives: November 2009

On the 64 squares, 24×7


By Uma Sudhir Sanjana is not yet eight years old. She is in class three at Siddhartha Public School in Vijayawada. But she does not go to school. Instead, she is in the company of kings, queens, knights, bishops, rooks … Continue reading

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Powerful yet powerless


By T S Sudhir I write this as I, along with all of India and the world, celebrate 20 years of Sachin Tendulkar. But I am here to talk of another champion, Tejaswini Naidu. I know the name won’t ring … Continue reading

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The death of a girl


By Uma Sudhir Most people would think being a journalist is a privilege. I do too, but not always. There are times when you wish you didn’t have to do what you are doing. Or wish you could at least … Continue reading

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Ever-reddy


By T S Sudhir `Gali’ in Hindi means abuse. In Telugu, it means wind. To B S Yeddyurappa, Gali Janardhan Reddy and his two brothers have meant nothing less than an abusive Tsunami. These relatively new entrants in Karnataka’s political theatre have also shown … Continue reading

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C for cat, E for elephant


  By Uma Sudhir Like errant schoolchildren ordered to keep quiet by the teacher, we sat silent, waiting in anticipation. I gesticulated `finger-on-the-lips’ to 5-year-old Pranav and 6-year-old Tejaswini, hoping the excitement of the moment wouldn’t make them react spontaneously to break … Continue reading

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Striking Red


  By T S Sudhir The youth, it seems, was all set to strike red. About 20 of them were crowding around to catch the action on a carrom board, balanced on a lorry tyre. The players were on stones that served as seats. … Continue reading

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Why is Laxman in jail?


By Sampad Mahapatra (Sampad Mahapatra is NDTV’s Chief of Bureau in Orissa and a very seasoned and highly respected television journalist. This blog has been reproduced here with his permission.) Who’s Laxman? And why is he in jail? Laxman Choudhury, barely 30, … Continue reading

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