‘There are no jobs, food is very expensive’

Teaandchocolate has this to say in response to Nick Clegg’s lament to Jemima Khan:Nick Clegg.I think maybe I should offer you some advice.You may think things are tough for you, but let me inform you, out here, it’s a lot more freaking tougher than you...

Tehelka’s Talwars

There’s one part of Tehelka that’s all investigative journalism and a potpourri of nice articles. Lately there’s another part that’s sound more like the PR arm of about Aarushi Talwar’s parents. At least it seems like that even for a...

Not quite the debate on the ills of parliament

When the former cabinet secretary, T S R Subramanian, asks: Has Parliament lost all its significance? One does realise that things have gone awry. Not just in parliament, but also in the elite’s unabashed penchant for stating “nothing” rather...

UnOrganised Indians

One finding of the Arjun Sengupta Commission’s final report, The Challenge of Employment in India: An Informal Economy Perspective, should make us balk, but more importantly, should guide our assessment of “India”: “77% of the population in 2004-05 had to make...

Karnataka politics on second gear

Is this the end of the road for the Reddy brothers? That they too seem to have decided is in the hands of god. Nevertheless, given the power of money, and they have a lot of it, it seems a bit far-fetched that the end is near. But there’s been one change that...