Monthly Archives: June 2010

“We can’t stop getting killed”


  By T S Sudhir “We can’t stop getting killed”. “We can’t stop getting killed”. “We can’t stop getting killed”. These words uttered by a young, dynamic Chhattisgarh cadre IPS officer to me, over the phone last night, keeps reverberating … Continue reading

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Rajini & Aamir Khan in Bhutan !


By Uma Sudhir “You remember Aamir Khan’s real name in `3 Idiots‘? Wangdu. You can call me by that name.” That was the young reporter of `Business Bhutan’ offering me an easy way out of struggling to pronounce Phuntsho Wangdi. … Continue reading

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The world at Saina’s feet. Well, almost


(Photo courtesy : P Anil Kumar) By T S Sudhir For a week starting tomorrow, Saina Nehwal can imagine herself to be Kaka, Messi, Maradona or whoever her favourite football star is. Her coach Pullela Gopichand’s diktat to her is … Continue reading

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To Gopi Bhaiya, with thanks !


(Photograph courtesy : P Anil Kumar) By T S Sudhir I met Pullela Gopichand first in July 1998 for an interview at the Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad, very close to where he used to live those days. When we … Continue reading

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Being happy, in Bhutan


By Uma Sudhir Purely by accident rather than design, I caught up with the film `The Pursuit of Happiness’ on a flight from Hyderabad to Delhi, on my way to Bhutan. No single definition perhaps can fully explain that ultimate … Continue reading

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Battleground Telangana


(Photo courtesy : P Anil Kumar)  By T S Sudhir Expect July to be politically volatile in Andhra Pradesh. After a summer recess, political players are getting ready for yet another volley in the battlefield of Telangana. The trophy they … Continue reading

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Raavan meets Veerappan


By T S Sudhir & Uma Sudhir Veerappan would have been proud of `Raavanan‘. The forest brigand, who for years played a cat-and-mouse game with the police forces in both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and had a penchant for sending … Continue reading

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