Nayantara, Jaitley and sweet nothings

This week, we will discuss, in minute detail, the latest in the love life of Nayantara. Now that we have your attention, we will slip in the fact that this week’s column is actually about the Union Budget. If we had stated this in the first paragraph, you would not have come thus far. This year’s Budget is going to be historic because this is the first time that it

Selfie for security

This week, without waiting for Nirmala Sitharaman, we went ahead and increased our defence preparedness. When I say we, I mean my apartment complex association. Our apartment complex has fitted CCTV cameras as a much-needed support for our security personnel, whose armoury so far consisted of — we had entrusted our entire lives and belongings to this — a whistle and torchlight. Whether this 24-hour surveillance scares the thieves are

Internet of toilets

Every year, around this time, top companies in consumer electronics goods come together for the dazzling CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and unveil some of the most spectacular goods — this is why science and technology is great — that the world has basically no need for. As this column’s well-known USP is uselessness, the CES event is always followed with keen interest by this columnist. And this

An afternoon with Rajini

“I am media shy.” You can’t tell this to the over 100 media personnel that you yourself had invited for a chat. You can get away after saying this only if you were Rajinikanth. Well, as it happened, it was indeed Rajinikanth who said this as he began his brief interaction with media people at a hotel in the city a few days back. The meeting was supposed to be

Year of: #covfefe-2

* A look back on the events and people who shaped 2017 (This is the second part of the series) MAY Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have summit-level talks at the VIP lounge of De Gaulle airport in Paris. Trudeau is in Paris as — he is so unassuming you see — a tourist guide to a group of Canadians on a budget trip to France. Modi, for his part, is returning

Year of: #covfefe

* A look back on the events and people who shaped 2017 When 2016 ended, we thought it was the pits. But we now know it wasn’t. Because we have a new  contender in 2017. 2017 turned out to be the year when practically all men in Hollywood have been outed to be as sexual predators of some kind. Harvey Weinstein has emerged to be the Adolf Hitler of sexual crimes. It was a Festival of Sleaze