10. It is evident that the warring Ambani brothers have reached some sort of settlement on gas and other issues, but have they, as a surfeit of conveniently timed reports in various newspapers would want us to believe, really kissed, made up, and effectively turned the clock back to 2002?

9. I know that it is impossible to predict air crashes and railway accidents and attacks by Maoists, but is India the country with the worst record for one not in a war, in terms of civilian deaths from accidents and attacks by terrorists and insurgents?

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7. How did the Tata group manage to turn around its acquisitions of Corus and JaguarLand Rover as early as it did?

6. Will telcos that have bid fanciful amounts for 3G spectrum rush to the government for a bailout in the third or fourth year of their operations?

5. Are the A. Raja tapping tapes for real?

4. Did the Indian cricket board really base its show-cause notice to Lalit Modi on media reports that, in turn, were based on a so-called source report of the Income Tax department which, it turns out, doesn’t really exist?

3. Will India allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail?

2. Why is it hotter this summer?

1. Is the Indian economy all right, or should we expect the dreaded double-dip to make an appearance in September or October?

You can expect to see answers to at least some of the questions in Mint. As for the rest, we could always speculate, but like Holmes we never guess. To quote the man: “It is a shocking habit—destructive to the logical faculty."

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