1. What’s Hindu about these %&*#?

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    `We the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a moralistic Talibanisque goonda Republic, and to thrash all citizens who dare to party and have fun ….’ This is the 2012 version of the Preamble to the Constitution of India that is being rewritten on the streets...
  2. All pray and no play for Suresh Kalmadi

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    Suresh Kalmadi is in prayer mode in his native village Kalmadi near Udupi in Karnataka. The New Indian Express reports that the former IOA boss offered a sacred `Chathupavithra Naagamandala Seva’ on Friday. The prayer, following the advice from an astrologer, is an attempt to overcome ‘Naagadosha’. During the Commonwealth...
  3. Crash at the crash site

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    By Rama Lakshmi The Mangalore air crash is just eight months old. It stayed on the front page for several days. Then we forgot about it and moved on. We may, of course, remember the event again if we are hit with another catastrophe. But what about the dead people?...