Sunday 14 Oct '12Assuming that the exception only proves the rule, the Nobel Prize academy’s rule is to award its highly coveted and always controversial prize to littérateurs who aren’t too ‘popular’ and who are a ‘surprise’.
Tuesday 14 Aug '12Much as one loves Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, David Bowie’s Fashion, Pet Shop Boys’ East End Boys, and West End Girls, The Who’s I’m talkin’ ‘bout my generation, and all the other Brit pop ‘classics’ that were belted out at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, John Lennon’s Imagine has a special place in one’s heart and mind.
Friday 27 Jul '12On the night of the first dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony, the central line of the London Underground closed down for hours because of track failure, leaving 40,000 attendees struggling with alternative transport.
Sunday 22 Jul '12When Top Gear went to China, a meaner than usual Jeremy Clarkson smirked, “I am speaking to you from behind a pair of fake Ray-Bans, wearing a fake Armani jacket, carrying a fake Louis Vuitton bag, in which we find a fake iPad and a fake iPhone.
Sunday 10 Jun '12When she became Queen people talked rather pompously of a “new Elizabethan age” and asked whether the Britain of the mid-twentieth century could surprise the world like the English of the age of Drake, Shakespeare and Bacon.
Thursday 08 Mar '12The president of Yum! Restaurants (India) tells Renuka Bisht that India is really 'up there' when it comes to restaurateurs 'orientation towards hospitality, but also in price point sensitivity
Sunday 04 Dec '11Nobody can dispute that the feminist movement is no longer the kind of force that it was in its heyday, which people do dispute was in the 1970s or the 1980s or whatever but the 21st century
Wednesday 02 Nov '11Last month saw a Finnish nuclear power consortium make the world’s first announcement of a new site since the Fukushima disaster, which had persuaded many countries to reconsider their nuclear programmes.
Thursday 25 Aug '11When the Commonwealth Games’s official spokesman and Suresh Kalmadi’s trusted aide defended the dirty images of the games village that had created an international hue and cry by declaring that, “Everyone has different standards about cleanliness.
Tuesday 23 Aug '11The GoI Bill gives the Lokpal powers to pursue all corruption cases against the PM after he has demitted the office, MPs, ministers, Group A officers, and officers of societies or trusts financed by government or through public funds.