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Super sycophancy

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa is finally out of the Bangalore jail after spending 21 days there.

Crocodile tears

Stepping up its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has now resorted to crying its heart out in the UN.

Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is a very severe health emergency.

Distant dream

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, was in India to promote his pet theme an ambitious project to bring Internet access to the unconnected billions.

Governance Ho!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has again won approval for his leadership, this time from Maharashtra and Haryana.

Diwali bonanza

What a pleasant surprise, indeed, that on the eve of Diwali the price of diesel has been cut down by more than `3 a liter.

The real winner

India-born British author Neel Mukherjee may have lost out on the 2014 Booker Prize to Australian novelist Richard Flanagan, who won the prestigious literary prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep Nort

Lust for power

Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari apparently faces threats to his life from the Jundallah militant organisation.

Unholy ways

This is with reference to Out at 50? (Oct. 19). The column on the Shiv Sena and its founder Bal Thackeray was very informative.

The Modi raj

India ranks poorly in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking. Out of 189 countries, India is at 134.

Skewed ratio

India is a land of contradictions. Internet penetration has grown from 10 per cent to almost 20 per cent, which means there are double the number of people with access to Internet in India now.

Friends or foes?

This is with reference to Flirting with foes (Oct. 18). Shobhaa De has hit the nail by pointing out that hypocrisy and double standards run in the veins of our politicians.

One-man show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charisma and his campaign rhetoric are all set to win him Maharashtra and Haryana. But the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) reliance on Mr Modi is overwhelming.

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra