Monthly Archives: June 2014

Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times

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By Sunil Kumar With the PM Modi in the hot seat for a month; here’s looking at a book written last year by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay. Countless articles and newsprint has already been devoted to the former Gujarat supremo; so only …

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Pax Indica

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By Sunil Kumar Another book review about one of the most interesting personalities in the Indian mindscape. Shashi Tharoor might have got some infamy lately due to the Sunanda Pushkar episode; but I’m not going to talk about personal episodes …

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The Accidental Prime Minister: India’s West Wing

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By Sunil Kumar Now that the dust has settled over India‘s elections; and a new government is firmly in the saddle; it’s time to talk about Sanjaya Baru’s “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making And Unmaking of Manmohan Singh“. For …

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Shantaram

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By Sunil Kumar Back to Bombay; the sultry city of “je ne sais quoi”. After I have exhausted all the tried and tested adjectives and epithets I could use about the place; there came “Shantaram”. Although I had heard about …

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Art, Museums And Collages

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By Sunil Kumar   “Art illuminates the mind”- This saying can be attributed to me; as this is my website; all ye denizens of the great beyond. My recent visit to the capital(distinctive in its rather obfuscatory manner and unique …

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Tales From The Hills: Shimla

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By Sunil Kumar Moving away from the rather jaded, foul-mouthed and loud subject of politics; I move on to the hills; or more precisely the mountains; the Himalayas. The summer capital of the raj; Shimla. Just to put in a …

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Mumbai Metro: Things I Did Not Want To Know But Heck!

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By Sunil Kumar As somebody from Bombay(I like the old name); proudly belonging to arguably the most patriotic inclusive state in the Indian Union; I wanted the Mumbai Metro to start. Heck; after reading all these writers with their own …

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Good Neighbours= Good Friends?

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By Sunil Kumar The TV Soap Lyrics, “Good Neighbours become Good Friends” in a typical Australian drawl nearly two decades back made some early cable TV viewers including myself aware of the wider world beyond our shores; also about the …

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The Cleaner Times Of India

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By Sunil Kumar One of the most striking things anybody who’s ever been outside India; especially to more developed countries; observes and comments on is the apparent outside cleanliness. Like everything; this also has shades of grey; but better to …

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Metro Men

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By Sunil Kumar People of the world; I’m going to be talking about metros today; yup; something many of you might be using every day. Something about India and Mumbai is in order; as for those who can read; that’s …

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