Monthly Archives: June 2011

The world conspires to make it happen


By Uma Sudhir   “The world conspires to make it happen.” These words of Paul Coelho in `The Alchemist’ have always fascinated me and I have secretly hoped that they convey a philosophical truth.┬áIn the strangest of circumstances I have … Continue reading

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Tablet for MPs, no relief for aam aadmi


By T S Sudhir   Dear civil society fellow Indians, may be, just may be, our politicians need not be summarily condemned as a bad lot after all. They may have their heart in the right place. And it apparently … Continue reading

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Trust deficit at Puttaparthi


By Uma Sudhir “Your Sai Baba followed me to Croatia !” A senior colleague who had been coordinating special reports on Sai Baba for NDTV before she left on a trip to Croatia called to say she was in a … Continue reading

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Should non-state actors be made the state?


By T S Sudhir “Will you allow a government outside the government to decide how this country will be run?” asked one of the many Congress HMVs who are prime time English news channels’ terrible ranting persons (TRPs) every evening. … Continue reading

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Paa set to make Big B Grandpa


By T S Sudhir   My twitter timeline is buzzing. I had given up on it, bored with analysing the tu tu main main of civil society and Sibal society. When Sr Bachchan announced that the wait was over at … Continue reading

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Jaipal Reddy’s niece found dead


By Uma Sudhir Hyderabad has been grappling with a scandal that includes a prominent local doctor who was married to Kiran Reddy, niece of Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy. Twenty six-year-old Kiran was discovered unconscious at her home on Sunday morning. … Continue reading

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No face to tweet


By T S Sudhir At a time when both the US and the UK are hit by facebook suicide (100,000 Facebook users in Britain deactivated their accounts in May 2011, while six million have reportedly logged out in the US … Continue reading

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