Wanted: Alladdin’s magic lamp!

The fancy for fables continues. With realities being so harsh one has no choice but to fall back on fantasies. So after Alibaba and 40n thieves, it is now wise to see if Anna-Baba and the rest of us, flatteringly described as civil society, can invoke Alladdin, or to be precise, his Magic Lamp to solve our problems. Continue Reading

Politics, power play & primetime

While Indian cricket over-flows with politics, politicians barring Sharad Pawar, hardly have time for cricket. Unless there is an Indo-Pak series in the offing, whence cricket becomes a diplomatic, or rather, an undiplomatic affair. Continue Reading