"SI completely missed the story," said David Falk, Jordan's agent. "Michael gave up everything he had earned as the king of basketball to play minor-league baseball and subject himself to criticism. He put everything on the line to compete, with nothing to gain. That is the essence of sports. … [Read more...] about Recording casts doubt on Jordan’s Isiah feud stance
Casting out evil spirits
The BJP has surmounted many political and social problems, but until it surmounts this particular intellectual problem, it is, I am afraid, going to remain incomplete. … [Read more...] about BJP’s Big Problem: No economic thinkers
Except for Parthiban, who puts in a superlative performance with a little help from his penchant for wordplay and puns, the rest of the supporting cast fail to leave an impression. Varadharajan, who we are asked to believe is evil incarnate, is unconvincing; his most threatening act is knocking a glass holding water off the table. … [Read more...] about ‘Ponmagal Vandhal’ review: Does the Jyotika film make a good argument?
However, the most coveted of all the embossed cream invitations winging their way around Chelsea and Kensington was to Princess Beatrice’s wedding to dashing British/Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Today, May 29, should have seen the couple wed at the Chapel Royal at St James’ palace followed by a swanky do in the garden of Buckingham Palace. … [Read more...] about Why Princess Beatrice’s wedding postponement is a heavy blow for the Queen
Standardised only a few years after the death of Muhammad in 632 AD, classical Arabic has been transmitted down in the same form, linking all people who follow the Islamic faith. The Koran was meant for recitation (the word Koran means recitation), to be held in memory, the Arabic word for which is hafiza. When someone adds the word Hafiz to their name, it means they have memorised the entire book. … [Read more...] about Read it right, know it well: The Koran