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For your eyes only — unless you have a telescopic lens

You may encounter a plot like this in a bad spy novel. It goes something like this:

A top ranking anti-terrorism official enters 10 Downing Street clutching a folder containing a “For your eyes only” document. He briefs the Prime Minister — about an ongoing stakeout involving potential terrorists — and walks out. The only
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Incredible Union — Barack and Piyush

A few years back, say about the time when a certain Hussein was being hanged, who would have thought — or wagered — that another Husein would soon be giving USA’s State of the Union speech. Wait, there is more. Who could have imagined that a certain Piyush Jindal will be asked to give the ... read more

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Peace TV

When Television channels have 3 digit numbers it is possible to have several channels for every regional language and for every religion too. If you start scanning from channel 700 onwards, you will see several channels devoted to the Hindu, Christian and Moslem faiths. One of them is “Peace TV” whose slogan is “Solution for ... read more

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Obama inauguration: Did we need to listen to Yo Yo Ma at 12 noon?

Screw-up #1 It is common for many functions to run late by several minutes. But this was no ordinary event — it was the inauguration of the President. The constitution says that the President-elect becomes President — oath or no oath — at 12 noon. And what was happening at 12 noon? Yo Yo Ma ... read more

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