Stage Innovator

This bridge is not taut. Definitely not taut enough for one of the longest in the country. Whenever any automobile bumps over the metal girders that connect any two concrete blocks, multiples of which make up the whole bridge, it shakes and around the middle it wobbles. Once a couple who were standing there for […]

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Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virute Of Ignorance) is the new story. Explain?

It’s a fabulous mix- up of various themes. That much is too obvious to need counting off. But there is the obedient camera in there which as a friend of mine once remarked “almost makes you follow the story and its nuances.” It’s for the ‘perpetually distracted’ young people then. (Quotes because following virtual world […]

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Who’s Shirin Dalvi?

Tagged as Editor-in-hiding by NDTV, Shirin Dalvi, a Mumbai based journalist and the ex-editor of Urdu daily “Awadhnama” has just become, against her wishes of course, a member of the ‘Offenders of Sensitivities club. She earned the distinction after publishing an article on the Charlie Hebdo attacks where she used a cartoon depicting the most […]

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The Chinese way of promoting local companies.

While European car makers remain adamant on gaining a relatively unrestricted foothold in the Indian market through the proposed EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), under negotiations since 2007, Indian manufactures, mostly of Japanese and Korean origin, remain firmly opposed to any reductions in import duties. India imposes high import duties on assembled vehicles, […]

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