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Enter the dragon

There’s anger against India in Nepal for a so-called blockade (denied by the Indian government) that has lasted for months, leading to shortages of fuel, medicines and other essentials. So the country is courting China. V. Kumara Swamy looks at Nepal's China connection

Over dinner at a dimly-lit restaurant in Kathmandu's Shangri-La Hotel, a Nepalese member of Parliament (MP) was explaining diplomacy to an Indian embassy official. He gave the example of China to make his point. | Read»


Pati, patni aur woh  

Even after Shatrughan Sinha married Poonam, he continued his relationship with actor Reena Roy, says Bharathi S. Pradhan in this extract from her new book on Sinha  

“It was not only a certain actress who had entered my life,” he disclosed. Like comic book hero Archie who bought “You’re the only one” cards by the dozen for each of... | Read»


Junk your car, take a bus

Bus aggregators are trying to transform the way people commute by offering punctual, convenient and comfortable services in the National Capital Region, Mumbai and Bangalore, says Avijit Chatterjee 

Shashank Patel hated driving from his Noida home to his Gurgaon office. The 50km stretch, with bumper-to-bumper traffic, was chaotic during rush hours. Then one day, help arrived at his doorstep in... | Read»


Love song of Lorna Cordeiro

A Konkani film on a Goan singer is vying for nomination in the original musical score category at the Oscars. The film’s director and composer talk to Reena Martins about the musical

Bardroy Barretto, Mumbai ad filmmaker-turned-feature film director, was having breakfast with a friend on Wednesday when an unexpected email popped up on his phone. It was from the Academy of... | Read»