Archive for March, 2013

JYOTI PUNWANI posts his 1999 letter to Chief Justice. He’s determined to clear his Family’s name, blaming only bro’ TIGER

Mar 23, 2013 No Comments

Yakub Memon, the chartered accountant brother of mastermind Tiger Memon, of the 1993 Bombay Bomb Blast, is the only person whose death sentence has been upheld by the Supreme Court this week. Yakub has been lodged in the Nagpur Central Jail since August 2007, and jail authorities say that Yakub has been pensive ever since [...]

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SANJAY DUTT’S sloppy sentiment for his dealers did him in, says VRINDA GOPINATH

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

“Arre, Boss, maal aa gaya hai?’’ This was not some cheesy dialogue from an 80s Don & Moll Bollywood flick, but the feverish, expectant plea crackling down the unwieldy MTNL telephone to Bhai –  the once-familiar narco-dealer, for pure white unadulterated heroin and cocaine. The aimless hippy, deliriously weed happy scene was for the Wimps, [...]

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The ’93 rioters roam free while the Bomb Blast retaliators are punished, rues JYOTI PUNWANI

Mar 21, 2013 1 Comment

The two stories of crime and punishment that shook Mumbai in recent years could not have been more different. The irony is that the second was a fall-out of the first, but those who committed the first crime roam free, while those who retaliated have been convicted.   What explains this contrasting response to the [...]

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The gaffe-prone minister’s attempt to be PC in the Wharton-Modi saga is misplaced, says VRINDA GOPINATH

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments

The Minister of State for HRD’s liberal outrage over the abrupt cancellation of Gujarat CM Narenedra Modi’s invitation by the Wharton India Economic Forum is fanciful and off the mark. For starters, Tharoor, like the innumerable Modi supporters, has grandly said that if Wharton had invited Narendra Modi, it should have heard him out, even [...]

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