Monthly Archives: February 2012

Of Merkel, beer showers and Amsterdam

A waiter accidentally spilled five glasses of beer down Angela Merkel’s back last week. I empathise with the German Chancellor because I know exactly what she went through. Flashback to June 2005. Amsterdam was hosting the International Indian Film Academy … Continue reading

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Parents to get top marks for voting in UP

Students at a Lucknow college will earn extra credit if they can get their mom and dad to vote in the Uttar Pradesh state elections this month. Getting those 10 extra marks is no easy task. A girl student at Christ Church … Continue reading

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Falak saga latest in India’s battle for its missing girls

A two-year-old girl battling for life in a New Delhi hospital has put the media spotlight on a sordid tale of child abuse and prostitution in the world’s biggest democracy. Three weeks ago, a toddler with severe injuries was brought to the … Continue reading

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