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Ashok Sridharan
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Author of The Dark Alley
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Baahubali: The Way Forward?
As I write, the box office collections of Baahubali 2 in India alone stand at nearly 2000 crores- a figure unprecedented in the history of Indian cinema and one that Hindi cinema can never hope to achieve on its own. For an industry facing an existential cr...

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Baahubali: The Way Forward?
As I write, the box office collections of Baahubali 2 in India alone stand at well over 1200 crores- a figure unprecedented in the history of Indian cinema and one that Hindi cinema can never hope to achieve on its own. For an industry facing an existential...

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Here's a blog dedicated to the fascinating side-stories included in the great Indian epic Mahabharat. This one's an introductory note. Keep checking this blog for more stories

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Towards a Congress Mukt Bharat?
BJP President Amit Shah clarified about a year ago that his party's vision of a ' Congress mukt Bharat ' (Congress free India) meant a break from the decades of disorder under the Congress and not just getting rid of the political party. As it stands now, I...

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Open Letter to Vijay Goel
Dear Mr. Goel, Let me start off by congratulating you and your team of officials. You have managed to travel across the world to Brazil, that too by business class, all of that on someone's else's money! Middle class Indians like us cannot dream of doing th...

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Open Letter to Devendra Fadnavis
Dear Devendraji, I trust that the plentiful monsoon that Maharashtra is currently experiencing would have brought you and your government some much needed relief. I fully understand and appreciate the mess you inherited after 15 years of poor governance and...

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The Road to Development
I read an article some weeks ago, which stated the highways ministry has built highways at the speed of 17 kms per day over the last year or so. It may look like a mere statistic to city slickers like us, but ask anyone living in the villages what it means,...

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Awaiting the Report Card
Today, 19th May 2016 could prove a historic day in the evolution of the political landscape in India.  Having had a track record for getting predictions spectacularly wrong, I believe that for once, I have reason to myself pat myself in the back.  About eig...

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Open Letter to Kanhaiya Kumar
Dear Kanhaiyaji, It was with no little amusement that I read about your supposed altercation in the flight earlier today. Having claimed that a co-passenger on the flight to Pune attempted to strangle you, you went on to allege that he  is a BJP supporter ....

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23rd March 1931: A Colossal Loss
Eighty five years after he was hanged to death, Bhagat Singh remains an inspiration to the youth of two countries. While much has been said about Bhagat Singh and his vision of a free and equal society, to my mind there still remains a huge what if. What if...
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