Monthly Archives: April 2011

A tenth-class fail on endosulfan


By Uma Sudhir The first person I called after I got the news that India has agreed at Geneva to phase out endosulfan, was Sivanna. This farmer from rural Karnataka cheerfully approved of the Indian government’s decision. “Let them ban … Continue reading

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Writing on the wall


By T S Sudhir Actor Rana Daggubati tweeted : “Just passed by a billboard that says “Improve your handwriting”, I really  need to enroll.” Rana, I mourn my handwriting, everytime my fingers run on the keyboard. Like I am now. … Continue reading

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Why Sai is a miracle


By Uma Sudhir “Swamy will be back with us. We are expecting that by Wednesday, there will be a miracle or it may take some time. But Swamy for sure, will be back with us,” the APSRTC bus depot manager … Continue reading

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The road ahead for Puttaparthi


By Uma Sudhir As devotees mourn the death of Sathya Saibaba, a question arises: What will happen to his town, Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, now that Baba is no more physically present. http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/the-road-ahead-for-puttaparthi/197690?cp (video of the story)

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Battle for Saibaba’s legacy


By Uma Sudhir Just a day after he died, there is already intense speculation over what happens next to the wealthy Sathya Sai Trust that looks after philanthropic activities and development work in different parts of India. Puttaparthi is agog … Continue reading

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Faith unlimited


By Uma Sudhir Godman to some, miracle-man to others and revered as God by lakhs of his followers, Sathya Sai Baba had the rich, famous and powerful from the world of politics, business, films and sport flocking to his doorstep. … Continue reading

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Hell hath no fury like a cricketer scorned


By T S Sudhir Whoever said “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” hasn’t been to the Indian Premier League or the IPL. Because burly male cricketers are letting their former franchisee owners face the fury of their anger … Continue reading

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