Suresh Nair

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Modesty Is A Slow Killer

The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking Of Manmohan Singh<p>By Sanjaya Baru<p>Viking Penguin | Pages: 301 | Rs. 599<p><i>The Accidental Prime</i> …

India

#Youhadonejob

Dinanath Batra is at it again. Not content with having bullied Penguin and Aleph into withdrawing Wendy Doniger’s <i>The Hindus: An Alternative History</i>, …

Law

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India

Of great wars, leaders and empires

J. P. Alexander can reel off names of generals, kings, dates and battles, but he is not a historian. When he speaks he tends to quote William …

Know your English — What is the difference between ‘blackmail’ and ‘extortion’?

<b>What is the difference between ‘blackmail’ and ‘extortion’?</b><p>(Anurag Lasne, Pune)<p>The two words have a negative connotation. In both cases, you are …

Articles and Guide Books

Chef Arvind Bharti of Amuse House brings together diverse elements of the rich Mediterranean food culture, with a modern twist of course<p>At Bandhav …

Travel

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

Exploring Sudan: a desert journey in pictures

To the wider world the North African nation of Sudan is often seen as a place of untold horror. A burning and featureless desert where war, genocide and misery are the norm. And although some aspects of this image are grounded in truth, for the most part the popular impression couldn’t be more off …

Pawar-Adani secret parleys may upset Congress

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani at the Dilwara temple near Mount Abu.<p>Political speculation is rife over three- day- long …

June Monsoon Rainfall Weakest in Five Years

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are on the brink of crop failure.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> India's monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in June, the weather …

Kochi-New Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore