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Leaving tiger watching to raise rice Ecologist Debal Deb, who did his post-doctoral research from IISc in…
The crorepati writer He's the man who gives Big B his lines. RD Tailang, the writer of KBC.
Chennai-Toronto express Review Raja is a Canadian enthusiast whose quirky video reviews of Tamil…
Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
A man's man Shivananda Khan spent his life speaking up for men who have sex with men.
Bhowmick and the first family of Indian football At first glance, it would be the craziest set-up in professional football.
From Times Blogs
The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
How I love the word ‘dobaara’...
Can ‘bindaas’ or ‘jhakaas’ survive transliteration?
Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
Love All
In same-sex marriage court battle a happy ending

In same-sex marriage court battle a happy ending

Chidanand Rajghatta | June 29, 2013
Underpinning the ruling on gay marriages are profound changes in societal attitude in the US. India's innate diversity and resistance to…
America's foreign poicy
Burger-chomping surrender monkeys

Burger-chomping surrender monkeys

Chidanand Rajghatta | June 22, 2013
By looking to cut a deal with the Taliban the US has virtually admitted defeat in Afghanistan.
ACT OF COURAGE
Wind behind their back

Wind behind their back

CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA | May 18, 2013
Dinesh Thakur and many others like him took advantage of the US culture and laws that honour and reward whistleblowers.
Done to death
Gallows' poll

Gallows' poll

Chidanand Rajghatta | November 24, 2012
Death penalty is an anachronism in a world that spends more money than ever to save lives.
Army Amour
Anatomy of Washington sex scandals

Anatomy of Washington sex scandals

Chidanand Rajghatta | November 17, 2012
The Petraeus affair has put the military smack in the middle of the 'love pentagon'.
Election Day in US
Blockbuster ballot

Blockbuster ballot

Chidanand Rajghatta | November 3, 2012
When Americans vote, all eyes are on the country and the rest of the world holds its breath as the results have a bearing in far corners of the…
The Big Interview
Biographies to uplift and inspire

Biographies to uplift and inspire

Chidanand Rajghatta | October 6, 2012
TOI-Crest brings you an exclusive interview with Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson.
Food Chain
FDI: For it... Before we go against it?

FDI: For it... Before we go against it?

Chidanand Rajghatta | September 29, 2012
By opening up retail, Indians may end up consuming cheap, low grade, mass-produced, industrial quality produce like Americans. So which way do we go?
RUMINATIONS

Thank god for atheists

Chidanand Rajghatta | September 22, 2012
Every major religion in the world claims to be the fastest growing one. Each claim is correct.
Bill da maamla: Calling Prof Clinton!
Our netas need some lessons from Bill

Our netas need some lessons from Bill

Chidanand Rajghatta | September 8, 2012
Some 12 yrs ago, as Clinton was winding down his 2nd term, I jokingly asked the then President why he shouldn't think of running for office in…
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