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India's New Trilemma

...Kids, jobs, emigration, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   "Aren't you kids going to have children?" I asked one of my nieces who had come for a one-week......

'First Congress Candidate To Get Vote From A Thackeray'

While the responses of the candidates were predictable, depending on which side they belonged to, an interesting point slipped through when Rahul Shewale cited the Dharavi Redevelopment Project as......

Truth in the AI era

Can legislation enable this, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.   Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com I still remember, in my school days, when my classmates and I fell into an argument about who......

From simulator sessions to yoga, astronauts train hard for Gaganyaan

Sessions on simulators, micro gravity familiarisation and survival in addition to flying practice and Yoga -- the training schedule of India's four astronaut-designates for the Gaganyaan human......

Modi reveals names of Gaganyan mission astronauts. They are...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the names of the four astronauts--all IAF fighter pilots--for India's ambitious maiden human spaceflight mission Gaganyaan scheduled for next year.......

We Missed Industrial Revolution

Is India headed there again? asks Ajit Balakrishnan Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   He was a stout, illiterate man, son of a butcher, struggling to earn enough to feed his 13......

IIT Madras raises Rs 231 cr in funding from alumni, firms, donors in FY23

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) said on Monday that it had raised the highest-ever corpus of annual funds for the institution, garnering Rs 231 crore from alumni, industry and......

Women Leaders: A Way To IPO Success?

Indian society may be more advanced than we think it is, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   As soon as I saw the title of the research paper 'How do markets......

Reimagining Venture Capital

Ajit Balakrishnan on keeping an eye on democratising finance in India. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The impeccably booted and suited tall foreigner-looking man with a broad smile......

The T-Shirt Wars

Ajit Balakrishnan on the evolution of a cultural symbol. IMAGE: Mark Zuckerberg, Marlon Brando and Peter Thiel. Photographs: Getty Images   I stood gazing admiringly at the perfect green......

The Powerful Short Film Winning Hearts

'Rapists do have families.''I wanted to see how a father or mother would deal with it.''They go through shame as well and get discriminated from the rest of the village.''Why don't we show it that......

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