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  • Anil Thakraney: The Sanjay Dutt road show

    Anil Thakraney: The Sanjay Dutt road show Posted on 22 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING The star must take the Supreme Court verdict on the chin, and prepare himself for some jail time

  • Anil Thakraney: Katju Sir, how do you teach curiosity?

    Anil Thakraney: Katju Sir, how do you teach curiosity? Posted on 20 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING I have a bad feeling Justice Katju thinks of Indian journalists exactly what he thinks of the rest of India; perhaps he believes that 90 percent of us are fools, and that might be the reason for the latest diktat

  • Anil Thakraney: VVS: Very Very Sad

    Anil Thakraney: VVS: Very Very Sad Posted on 18 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING It’s now a given; the moment a cricketer retires, by default he walks into the commentary box. The latest entrant, VVS Laxman, is painful to hear. He speaks poorly, provides zero insights, and has a voice that makes a sixer sound like a boring thingy

  • Anil Thakraney: Dirty laundry: Cobra's shocking expose

    Anil Thakraney: Dirty laundry: Cobra’s shocking expose Posted on 15 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING Excellent work, and it must have taken Cobrapost months (and a lot of leg work) to execute this story. Full marks to the team. We need more stories like this

  • Anil Thakraney: The Ram Singh conspiracies

    Anil Thakraney: The Ram Singh conspiracies Posted on 13 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING Conspiracies make for juicy gossip sessions. No one is willing to even accept the possibility that Singh may have simply killed himself in the dead of the night

  • Anil Thakraney: Little Bitti Madness

    Anil Thakraney: Little Bitti Madness Posted on 11 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING The man’s sudden disappearance into thin air presented an opportunity for the media to conduct a large-scale, nation-wide investigative story. This was not done for seven long years. So why all the chest-thumping now?

  • Anil Thakraney: Be a cool feminist

    Anil Thakraney: Be a cool feminist Posted on 08 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING While one is all for feminism, I am allergic to militant feminists, the sort who are convinced that every single male walking the earth is a bloody misogynist, and the creep deserves to be immediately annihilated. Obviously this kind of thinking is counterproductive

  • Anil Thakraney: Wanted: Justice Katju Unplugged!

    Anil Thakraney: Wanted: Justice Katju Unplugged! Posted on 06 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING Why doesn’t a smart TV news channel offer Justice Katju his very own daily show? For half an hour every evening, our all-round expert vents on national television, gifting us with his gems for the day in his inimitable style

  • Anil Thakraney: The Dettol/Vim slugfest

    Anil Thakraney: The Dettol/Vim slugfest Posted on 04 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING These duels have to be fought on the marketing battlefield, not in courtrooms. That’s where the real action is

  • Anil Thakraney: Budget: The Hard Ground Realities

    Anil Thakraney: Budget: The Hard Ground Realities Posted on 01 Mar,2013 | under ADVERTISING Here’s my vishesh tippani on some of Chiduji’s outstanding proposals, all based on street logic. Which is actually the best way to analyze a budget

  • Anil Thakraney: Oscar Disaster

    Anil Thakraney: Oscar Disaster Posted on 27 Feb,2013 | under ADVERTISING I have been faithfully watching the Oscars for donkey’s years, and I have to say this: This year’s event was most definitely the worst show put up by the Academy Awards organizers

  • Anil Thakraney: Role Model Premji

    Anil Thakraney: Role Model Premji Posted on 25 Feb,2013 | under ADVERTISING A big salaam to Azim Premji. One thing’s for sure: He must definitely sleep well at night, certainly better than a whole lot of other Indian industrialists. Sharing happiness can do that to one, others should try it out

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