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The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
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Robin Roy
Dazzling strokes
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Cold chai with Vaikuntam

Anvar Alikhan | July 6, 2013
Vaikuntam talks about how he might have ended up being a 'kiranawala'.
The supernatural code

The supernatural code

Anvar Alikhan | March 16, 2013
The new pope ascends the papacy under the cloud of a chilling prophecy.
Oh Zone
The Maharani of Mumbai and New York

The Maharani of Mumbai and New York

Anvar Alikhan | February 23, 2013
A lonely tea-sipping queen is closely connected with the two cities.
King Con
Mr Natwarlal goes to America

Mr Natwarlal goes to America

Anvar Alikhan | October 20, 2012
An outrageous $20 million scam that involves a computer virus, Opus Dei assassins, the CIA and a friendly uncle in the Indian military.
Bollywood's disability
Creatively challenged

Creatively challenged

Anvar Alikhan | October 13, 2012
With disability films, Bollywood's clearly found a new horse to flog.
City Legends
Acid in his inkpot

Acid in his inkpot

Anvar Alikhan | September 29, 2012
Rushdie's memoir 'Joseph Anton' sets off other memories as well.
Vodka martinis
Shaken, not stirred

Shaken, not stirred

Anvar Alikhan | August 25, 2012
Bond's vodka martinis...and other favourite tipples.
Dry as a martini

Dry as a martini

Anvar Alikhan | August 25, 2012
The defining wit of James Bond. Here are, arguably, the 10 best Bond-isms over the years.
50 years of 007
'Ve know your sekret, Mr Bond'

'Ve know your sekret, Mr Bond'

Anvar Alikhan | August 25, 2012
In 1962, a tux-clad spy lazily looked up from a baccarat table and, with a cigarette dangling from a corner of his mouth, declared that he was…
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