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When Venezuela's star stopped shining

In the '70s, when other Latin American nations were crumbling under ruinous debt, Venezuela remained economically solvent and politically stable.Not only was it a democracy in a continent plagued......

'Then Sheena went silent...'

'As Rai spoke, in an unbelievably dead pan, almost off-the-cuff tone, about helping plan the murder of two youngsters, drugging them with vodka and whiskey spiked with dava (medicine), smothering......

How the British stole the Kohinoor from a child

'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups......

Burning Man: It's the freakiest festival EVER!

The Burning Man isn't your usual festival; it's a bustling makeshift metropolis dedicated to art and community wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are......

Uproar in Lok Sabha over Kashmir unrest; government attacked

  The Modi government and People’s Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party dispensation of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday came under attack in the Lok Sabha over the unrest in the......

Book extract: HDFC Bank, Warts and All

HDFC Bank was penalised R15 lakh in April 2011 for its role in the so-called derivatives scam. By no means is this big money for the bank but such regulatory actions tarnish the image of a bank. In......

Delhi airport's glittering new terminal 3 ready

Unofficially, executives of Delhi International Airport Ltdwould tell you that T3, the world's second largest integrated airport terminal at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, will......

World's 10 most competitive nations

Vibrant financial markets and a sound banking sector has helped Indian economy move up a notch to 49th place on the global competitive scale, while Switzerland has toppled the United States as the......

Calamitous confessions

In the hamlet of Garagaparru, about eight hours' drive towards the Bay of Bengal from the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, a farmer washes his water buffaloes in a muddy canal near a bridge. One......

Raising funds for charity, in style

Sometimes sheer scale is the defining quality of a creation. So it is with the two installations that Kaaru, a design and architecture firm from New Delhi, has conceived of as backdrop and......

Mohanlal: An Emperor Defeated By Love

'Once Mohanlal's ever-swelling entourage grasped his enormous worth, once it realized that the innate Mohanlal appeal could be profited from, it set about to exploit, to make uproars, to create the......

10 Films that Amazed Me at Cannes

The 74th Cannes Film Festival ended with the jury -- headed by Spike Lee -- handing out awards to a number of international films from France, Iran, Finland, Israel, Norway, Japan and the US. But......

'Ray is a hit and miss job'

If Netflix and the film's producers thought they would bring younger audiences to the master's works, they have failed with the experiment, says Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Manoj Bajpayee in Ray. In......

What sending Jallikattu to the Oscars means

To an award show that's famous for honouring artists belatedly, we have sent as our official entry one of our major film-makers's weakest work yet, feels Sreehari Nair. So I am taking my evening......

25 WOW Frames of Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai revolutionised the language of Hindi films.Sukanya Verma shows us how. If you look at Dil Chahta Hai, it's just 20-something friends hanging out, pulling each other's leg, traveling......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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