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Attack Pandi Graduates to Guns?

By: on 23 Mar 2010

Yes folks, it's time once again to turn our attention to the continuing adventures of Attack Pandi. You might recall previous episodes here and here.

The first link has more about the political strife within the ranks of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party. But to sum up, this guy was photographed while living up to his name - attacking and burning down the office of a newspaper in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, resulting in the death of three people:

Introducing Radiostan

By: on 16 Dec 2008

If the guy whom Sepoy dubs a man-genius starts a radio show, you know it's worth listening to:

On Sonal Shah's Response

By: on 11 Dec 2008

While I join Amardeep in appreciating Ms. Shah’s statement on the role of the VHP in Gujarat in 2002, and am happy that she would not have associated with its counterpart VHP-A had she known, I can’t comprehend how she didn’t know.

What I Want from Sonal Shah

By: on 8 Dec 2008

I don't want Sonal Shah to resign. I think a silent resignation without any dialogue or engagement would make already bad blood and festering resentment that much worse. Nor do I want the issue of Ms.

Open Thread

By: on 28 Nov 2008

Aside from expressing my horror at the ongoing events in Mumbai, as well as my thankfulness that a loved one was at a neighbouring hotel and not one that was attacked, I don't really know what to say. I find that the Information Age makes such awful and deplorable acts even more unbearable, combining a dearth of reliable information with the modern media's absolute need to dish out the inside scoop.

Here are a few stories from India which might fall off the radar in the aftermath:

A Twist on Lagaan

By: on 20 Nov 2008

In today's One Day International between England and India in Kanpur, England's sixth wicket partnership featured Owais Shah and Samit Patel. So for 9.2 overs, everyone on the field was...

Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize

By: on 18 Nov 2008

It appears, friends, that we have a journalist in our midst!

A Bookmark for Terrorism

By: on 16 Nov 2008

This post serves as a placeholder of sorts - a reminder of past stories on which we've commented whose ramifications we're seeing today, and about which I'll be writing in the next few weeks:

The Other Hindu Bomb? -- May 15, 2006


By: on 5 Nov 2008

Congratulations and most humble thanks to those of you (some of whom command my utmost respect and/or love) who worked so hard for this.

That said, the local ballot measures are looking disastrous.

Colin Powell Speaks Out

By: on 20 Oct 2008

What you are likely to hear in the news, and what we should have all been hearing this whole time:

Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he's a Christian.  He's always been a Christian.  But the really right answer is, what if he is?  Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?

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