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Tighten the Screws

When I mentioned about the story to a bank official to seek advice, the question asked was a simple one – Why do you want to publish the story? For a moment, you wonder what the purpose of covering such a story is. The obvious answer is to inform, to tell a story as it […]

Gauri Lankesh is immortalised in the pages to be read

By Saket Suman  The week has gone by marked the first death anniversary of braveheart Gauri Lankesh, whose murder shook the nation and thrust her...

The 21st-century ‘highways’ that India needs

By Taponeel Mukherjee  "Transportation" infrastructure applies to physical goods as much as to non-physical goods. Infrastructure that assists in "transporting commodities through space" is what...

Kerala’s devastation : A lesson to learn!

By Rajendra Shende  Twenty years ago, in August 1998, then Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji proposed, in a meeting of China's State Council, a total...

A message of unity anew, 125 years after Vivekananda’s speech

By Ashok Easwaran  Chicago:  A century-and-a-quarter after Swami Vivekananda's rousing speech to the World Parliament of Religions here in 1893, the World Hindu Congress has declared...

The great divide: How inclusive growth still eludes India

By Amit Kapoor Inequality and lack of access to public goods and services have been the bane of Indian society for centuries. But never has...

Since burqa has no Quranic injunction, why annoy host societies?

By Saeed Naqvi  In normal times Britain's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's observation that burqa-clad women resemble walking "letterboxes" and "bank robbers" would evoke laughter....

Child sexual abuse: Working towards a solution

By Mahalakshmi Rajagopal  The media is abuzz these days with horrendous stories of child sexual abuse, the most recent incidents being of abuse in shelter...

Stage set for annual literary retreat in the Himalayas

By Saket Suman  New Delhi: In the #litfest age of selfies and celebrities, Bhutan's annual literary retreat resonates with a mix of the old-world charm and...

Financial distress in India’s thermal power sector

By Tim Buckley & Kashish Shahjyuyu The thermal power sector accounts for $40-60 billion of potentially stranded assets that are continuing to trouble the Indian...

The Political Affair

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