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Flip Side: Going crackers
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations. Here are the more popular ones.

Flip Side: Words of war
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Pakistan decides that India must pay the penalty, and so the shootout begins, as in the final.

5 obstacles before Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

The Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Mission aims to get people to rediscover their roots, and leaves, and other discarded matter

Sweeping changes
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

With ministers and bureaucrats and those who wield clout now wielding a broom, we are in for some sweeping changes.

Flip side: The invasion of America
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

In fact, so frenzied was the pre-visit coverage that there was talk of renaming it Times Now Square.

Flip Side: Tongue twisters
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

In Bhutan, it was B4B, in Nepal, HIT, in Japan it was ‘You Mori, me Modi’, and now the Chinese visit has given his linguistic talent new wings.

Flip side: Dangling the participles
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

The RSS has got their khaki knickers in a twist over what they are calling love jihad.

Flip side: The visitor’s book
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s case diaries would make for great reading, but so did his visitor’s book.

Flip side: Global ambassadors
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan has spearheaded the trend, but others are not far behind. Here are the nominees.

Shock treatment
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

The appeal to provide them Pampers has been rejected, but there are some suggestions worth considering.

Flip Side: Modi’s ID Card
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news

The best jobs
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

With Indian batsmen substituting for ninepins, being an English bowler this series has to be the most rewarding job in the world.

Flip side: Advance booking
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

Tittle tattle could become tit for tat if Sonia retaliates with her own ‘tell-all and more’ book, as she has threatened.

Flip side: Odd couples
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Oddly enough, they are growing in numbers, if not in stature. Here’s the new collection of odd couples.

Flip side: The Vaidik Age
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Vaidik interview with Hafiz Saeed is still to see the light of day, but portions of it have been leaked by ISI. Here are unofficial excerpts:

In Search of Lost Time
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

A book that traces the growth of the hill stations of Landour and Mussoorie from the days of the Raj

Flip side: The big bang for the buck
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Budget analysis has become such an arcane exercise because of the use of terminology and phraseology that confounds the aam aadmi.

Flip side: Waiting to exhale
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Wait for admissions at Delhi University, boasting the country’s premier educational institutions, becomes longer every year.

Flip side: Hidden meanings
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Hidden money, secret numbered accounts and Swiss trolls ready to make explosive revelations about Indians with black money.

Flip side: Meeting expectations
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

The Prime Minister is determined to ensure his promise of ‘acche din’ become reality, which however is somewhat different.

Flip side: Signs of the times
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

It could, as someone said in Parliament, be a case of old wine in new bottles, but there are signs that the times are changing and it’s not all to do with politics and government.

Flip Side: Things we cannot understand
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Despite the tremendous medical and technological advances and decades of progress, there are still many things that bring on utter confusion. Here is a list that leaves most of us quite lost: Arvind Kejriwal’s political strategy Arvind Kejriwal’s legal strategy Arvind Kejriwal The Aam Aadmi Party Akhilesh Yadav’s views on rape Mulayam Singh Yadav’s views […]

Flip Side: The Ten Commandments
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

Thou shall not covet thy neighbour’s house in Lutyens Delhi, nor his official car, or his designation.

Flip side: Dim sum to Dhokla
Sun, May 25, 2014

With Manmohan, there was no communication; anonymity was his preferred default setting. Modi is a media multi-tasker in comparison.

Flip Side: Second innings
Sun, May 18, 2014

Manmohan Singh would be a great success in treating insomniacs and those who find it difficult to sleep.

Flip Side: Electoral Entrepreneurs
Sun, May 11, 2014

This time, the stakes are higher and a whole host of new entrepreneurial opportunities have been brought forth.

Flip side: Acronyms and acrimony
Sun, May 04, 2014

The BJP is asking voters to await 'the new dawn', while the Congress, quite devilishly, calls it 'the new don'.

Flip side: Will and testament
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is busy writing his final will and testament, in the political context of course. His publishers, however, have leaked some portions in advance. Excerpts:

flip side: Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

A collection of Modi's Gujarati poems will be translated into English and published next month.

Flip side: The slog overs
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

The final looks one sided, with the reigning champions as underdogs.

The eternal mysteries
Sun, Mar 16, 2014

The heat and dust of the ongoing electoral battle has made everything more obscure and complex.

Flip side: Going down the YouTube
Sun, Mar 09, 2014

Everyone with electoral ambitions is now coming out with apps and telemarketing tools to attract the smart and mobile voter.

New Year resolutions
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news.

The People of the Year
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

PM Manmohan Singh's only lasting legacy in 2013 was to add to the collection of sardarji jokes.

Jingle bells at the Cash Register
Wed, Dec 25, 2013

A lighter look at Christmas and all the trimmings

Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

It is a situation tailor-maid for anger and overheated rhetoric.

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