Barack Obama should change his last name with the head of Apple Inc. At the very least, Jobs has become the United States president’s middle name. I think I realized how much it matters to him when I heard his press conference with Manmohan Singh during the recent Indo-US summit. Read more
When the Icelandic president, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, came on a state visit to India earlier this month, a befuddled Rashtrapati Bhavan phoned various New Delhiites if they would care to attend the state banquet being held in honour of the “president of Ireland.” Read more
The day I thanked the Big Brothers of Beijing who whiteout all the naughty bits in their country’s newspapers and TV.
A decade ago, the Chinese government invited myself and some other Indian journalists to visit their country. Read more
In part because I can pass through as many as 20 international airports a year and go through three or four times that number pat-downs and security checks, I no longer wear a watch, wrist or otherwise; I wear cheap belts with near metal-free buckles; and have given up handmade shoes from my native Calcutta because the cobblers used steel nails. Read more