Santosh Desai is a leading ad professional. He says he has strayed into writing entirely by accident, and for this he is “grateful”. “City City Bang Bang” looks at contemporary Indian society from an everyday vantage point. Relational aggression on the job is more common than many people choose to acknowledge and it can definitely […]

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Sambhu, whose efforts to find employment have repeatedly been mocked, learns the trade of pulling a rickshaw from an older man in the bustee. But the earnings do not suffice, and Kanhaiya himself takes up shoe shining. However, if nothing succeeds like success, it appears to be equally true that misfortunes rain down upon those […]

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The party’s headquarters, an old two story building on Seelenbinderstrasse in Berlin’s Kpenick neighborhood, is like a fortress. To enter the building, through its reinforced steel door, one has to pass through a beefed up security system. Monitors inside record every movement transmitted by cameras in the courtyard and on the roof. Foreclosed properties are […]

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AFTER ONE too many “Sick and Twisted” animation fests from Spike and Mike, it’s refreshing to see this mostly fine 20th anniversary collection of more than a dozen shorts. These cartoons bring back visual and narrative qualities that have been missing in the infantile selections of adult cartoons in the past. Of the four best […]

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The result is called the Panel Bow roof, and of course, it isn’t exactly simple. An aluminum crescent sits beneath the rear deck and the roof mechanism is controlled by two outboard aluminum arms. The 991 droptop uses roughly the same quantity of aluminum as the 997 cabrio’s, but the 991 uses a great deal […]

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