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A LIFE IN 70mm
The '70s to 70: An unbroken Zanjeer

The '70s to 70: An unbroken Zanjeer

Santosh Desai | October 9, 2012
At 70, Amitabh Bachchan is the reason why KBC is among the top 3 shows in the country today.
scandals and controversies
Sleazy come, sleazy go

Sleazy come, sleazy go

Santosh Desai | May 26, 2012
The IPL took controversy to a new high, making it one of the most entertaining years ever.
Spectator Nation
India live

India live

Santosh Desai | May 12, 2012
The spectator of today is no longer merely a passive watcher.
End-of-the-year review
When democracy shouted back

When democracy shouted back

Santosh Desai | December 31, 2011
The end of the year is a time for reflection when one looks back & tries to make sense of the past.
Filmi formula
Raabert, gaadi nikalo!

Raabert, gaadi nikalo!

Santosh Desai | October 15, 2011
Much before we learnt to obsess over F1 on TV, our cars were throbbing 70-mm stuff.
Cover Story
Revenge of the middle class

Revenge of the middle class

Santosh Desai | August 20, 2011
The key to social activist Anna Hazare's appeal lies in his status as a detached, almost bewildered outsider in the world of FDI inflows, stock…
The sport ambassador
The hero in our closet

The hero in our closet

Santosh Desai | August 6, 2011
Dravid is a hero to us only when all others are absent. He delivers perfection while what we want is stimulation.
Civil disobedience, middle class style

Civil disobedience, middle class style

Santosh Desai | April 16, 2011
Mass protests have, historically, been used by the truly powerless. Aided by media, it is now the middle class that is leading the charge.
wife and times
Lalitaji rules, does she?

Lalitaji rules, does she?

Santosh Desai | March 19, 2011
Advertisments before liberalisation showed the housewife tyrannised by mothers-in-law, judged by society. Today’s ads show a happier woman —…
cricket connection
Bhai, you'll be on standby

Bhai, you'll be on standby

Santosh Desai | February 19, 2011
India has scant respect for the everyday spectator.
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