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Decoding the Kamala Harris Phenomenon

Kamala succeeded as she identified herself with the larger minority groups rather than narrow ethnicity, prodded by her mother who did not want to return to India, observes Ambassador T P......

'Bengal has a lot to learn from Gujarat'

'Look at the number of billionaires, the number of new billionaires in India.''Adani and Ambani are not the only ones.''What's wrong with people making money as long as it benefits us?' IMAGE: A......

Abhijit Banerjee's Dhoti Chic

'The bhadralok would have earlier baulked at the very idea of wearing a coloured dhoti; now, with Dr Banerjee wearing, it is quite likely to be the hot fashion item during Durga Puja next year,'......

In bandhgala & dhoti, Abhijit Banerjee receives Nobel

Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee and his French-American wife Esther Duflo along with their colleague Michael Kremer received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Tuesday for......

Litterateur, academician Nabaneeta Dev Sen dead

Photograph: Wikimedia Commons Eminent litterateur and academician Nabaneeta Dev Sen died in her South Kolkata residence on Thursday evening after a protracted illness. She was 81 and is......

Govt releases 5 survey reports but holds back study it junked

The government’s decision to release the reports comes two days after over 200 scholars from across the globe issued a statement demanding release of all withheld reports produced by the NSO,......

Consumer spend falls for the first time in over 40 years

Experts said a dip in consumption expenditure indicated an increasing prevalence of poverty in the country. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Consumer spending fell for the first time in......

Abhijit Banerjee and the mystique of the Nobel Prize

Does Abhijit Banerjee's Nobel Prize help India reduce extreme poverty, asks Rajeev Srinivasan. IMAGE: Professor Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Photograph: Brian......

Why does Dr Banerjee provoke BJP ire?

'Mr Modi would compliment a Nobel Prize winner, but members of his party or the government would not be restrained from either making unfair comments or criticising him for having offered advice to......

Abhijit Banerjee, 2nd Presidency alumni to win Nobel in Economics

Amartya Sen was the other Presidency alumni to win the Economics Nobel. Banerjee won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize along with two others - his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer on Monday "for......

Box Office: Total Dhamaal opens well, but...

The hits and misses of the week. Total Dhamaal got lousy reviews, but it had an excellent opening weekend. The film needs to hold steady through the week to cover its high production cost which......

Box Office: Gully Boy is a hit!

The hits and misses of the week. Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy is a hit with excellent response through its four day extended weekend. Hum Chaar, the week's other release, flops at the box office. Vinod......

Manikarnika goes from strength to strength

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's releases Amavas and The Fakir Of Venice flopped at the box office. Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi goes from strength to strength. Vinod Mirani gives......

Box Office: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga flops

The hits and misses of the week. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga does not work at the box office, and flops. Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Cast: Sonam......

Box Office: Manikarnika, Thackeray do well

The hits and misses of the week. Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi had a tepid opening on Friday, but picked up well over the weekend. It will have to sustain through the week as its budget is high.......

Sports Shorts: Wilder draws with Fury to retain WBC heavyweight title

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday IMAGE: Deontay Wilder reacts after knocking down Tyson Fury during the WBC World Heavyweight Title bout at Staples Centre, Los Angeles......

Churchill win Durand Cup via tie-breaker

Churchill Brothers on Saturday regained the Durand Cup after a gap of one year by defeating Prayag United 5-4 via tie-breaker, in New Delhi. Having dominated the proceedings for the better part of......
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