About N Madhavan

Narayanan Madhavan is a columnist and editor with HT Business, who has covered everything from economic reform, technology, politics and the Kargil war to Bollywood and cricket in a long journalistic career.

He may model for Fair & Lovely
But he’s more than cute, our Kohli
With a magnificent name – truly Virat
He’s half a gentleman, and half a brat! [Read more]

Speeches are great, but promises are even better
The spirit shines in one, but the other gets the letter
This truth must be said on the capital’s elections
as we move from analysis to political dissections [Read more]

Speech is free and talk is cheap
But there’s trouble in the system when there’s too much beep-beep
Pity they black out what’s not good for the nation
Their job is, you see, to keep out the aberrations [Read more]

It’s in demand, it’s in demand
They call it the high command
Like God it’s powerful but mostly invisible
It’s might awesome, and largely indivisible [Read more]

When a flower touched a bird, it meant a sweet kiss
Oh, Bollywood ! How did you come to this?
Without our dear censors, where would you be?
Those moral guardians who watch strife and obscenity! [Read more]