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The following article is ex-headlines today senior special correspondent Akash Banerjee’s reply to an article on Caravn Magazine profiling Arnab Goswami. It  first appeared on the authors blog. Caravan’s website over the last two days has been experiencing unusual amounts of traffic; ‘Damn, caravanmagazine.in is not opening!’ lamented many eager readers on twitter. It was not as if the...

TMC Suremo Mamata banerjee announced her decision to pull the plug off the Congress led UPA government by withdrawing support of her 19 MP’s. This after her 72hr deadline to the government to rollback their recent ‘reforms’ ended. With the exit of the TMC’s 19 MP’s, there is buzz among political analysts and commentators about the possibility of Mid-Term...

Anna Hazare and his team announced their intentions to start a political party and take their first steps in politics. They also announced that all four fasting members will end their fast tomorrow at 5pm. This after the government refused to entertain them and did not hold any negotiations. Has Anna abused the ‘fasting’ weapon is a question everyone is asking....

Latest happenings have left me stupefied. It seems right out of the pages of an Ayn Rand novel that our nation is being run. By a bunch of bureaucrats who deserve to be hanged by their legs till they grow some brain (NO pun intended). I talk of regulations that are being foolishly introduced in all walks of life and the so called moral code of the society that is...

For starters, I am from those cities that worship McD and dance to the tunes of Rakhi Sawant. I am from those cities that would love to blow unfathomable amounts of money on the religion called “shoe shopping” and spend the cheapest amount possible on donations. To sum it up I am from a narcissistic place. Hell to sum it up, I am a narcissist. That didn’t bother...

Politics of India is an unusually complex subject to analyse. What is not very difficult to analyse is what has gone wrong with it. Today, even the average Indian would say that Indian politics is flawed. He would blame it on corruption, criminalization, etc that now characterize politics. In a way, this is a very accurate assessment of the problem. However, I think...