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The end of Detroit
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Perspective
C'mon Rahul, marriage isn't kid stuff

C'mon Rahul, marriage isn't kid stuff

Jug Suraiya | March 9, 2013
Rahul Gandhi's decision to not enter the bonds of matrimony could rise from noble reasons but his logic is fuzzy.
Americanese vocabulary
Wassup, dude - you dig this?

Wassup, dude - you dig this?

Jug Suraiya | February 16, 2013
Today India, America, and rest of the world, are joined by one language - Americanese. And that's 'ah-sum'.
Anchor-less
The unbearable unkindness of being

The unbearable unkindness of being

Jug Suraiya | January 12, 2013
Is it possible for us to re-learn how to be better Samaritans, better neighbours to each other?
End of the world
Why doomsday theories live on... and on

Why doomsday theories live on... and on

Jug Suraiya | December 15, 2012
A lot of people in several countries - from China, to Russia, to France and the US have laid in supplies of essential items in the hope that…
Lottery of ficition
Pint-sized lawyer

Pint-sized lawyer

Jug Suraiya | June 9, 2012
Ever since JK Rowling became the first author to make a billions, books aimed at children seem to have become a prize-winning ticket.
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Batting for baseball

Batting for baseball

Jug Suraiya | May 5, 2012
John Grisham has chosen to adopt his alternative avatar. The author has donned the costume of his favourite sport: baseball. He makes for an allegory…
National DRink
Chai or beer, let's raise a cheer

Chai or beer, let's raise a cheer

Jug Suraiya | April 28, 2012
In our drinking, diversity is our unity.
The Sins of the Father
A tangled tale

A tangled tale

Jug Suraiya | March 24, 2012
'The Sins of the Father' is a tale that demands much untangling.
Books
Small is powerful

Small is powerful

Jug Suraiya | February 18, 2012
What would happen if Jurassic Park were to meet up with micro-technology?
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Unlawful matters

Unlawful matters

Jug Suraiya | January 7, 2012
Grisham's latest offering talks about the enemy within.
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