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Why the rise of China's military worries the world

There is growing alarm at the inexorable rise of China, both of its military prowess and its aggressive bullying of other countries plus its subjugation of whole portions of its own population.......

Archway to history: India Gate turns 100

Here's one for history buffs. After whom is Delhi's iconic shopping centre Connaught Place named? Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught. That was easy. Here's a tough one. Who set the ball rolling......

Record 10.55 lakh Covid tests conducted in a day in India

With a record of more than 10.5 lakh tests conducted in a day for detection of COVID-19, the number of such tests performed in the country has crossed 4.14 crore, the Union health ministry said on......

With 60,091 defeating Covid in 24 hrs, India's recoveries top 2 mn

With a record 60,091 people recuperating from coronavirus infection in a day, the total recoveries on Wednesday crossed 2 million pushing the recovery rate to 73.64 per cent, while the COVID-19......

'Talent is everywhere and relevant to a nation's success'

'Everybody says 5G and communication is important.' 'Everybody says automation, robotics, human computing interfaces -- people and machines working together -- is the future.' 'Everybody agrees......

The Rise and Rise of the Attention Economy

'The attention economy is making it economically valuable for us to spread our attention thin', observes ad guru Sandeep Goyal.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Back at business school,......

Green bonds become flavour of the season

Globally, China is the most aggressive green bond issuer Green bonds have become the flavour of the season, with firms lining up issuances up to a few billion dollars in the offshore market and......

Microsoft to 'streamline' smartphone business, axes 1,850 jobs

Microsoft had acquired Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion two years ago.     Software giant Microsoft on Wednesday said it will "streamline" its smartphone hardware business that......

'Reforms more radical in past 12 months than in five years'

'Subsidised clean fuel is a necessity and for that, all citizens should be supportive. It is not a luxury.' 'India is vulnerable to imports on oil and gas and it needs lots of investment, from......

A different migration: From small villages to big ones

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of rural habitations with population of less than 1,000 has declined sharply On the road from the headquarters of Purnea district in east Bihar, the villages......

Movie business loses Rs 120 billion!

From Rs 191 billion in 2019, the world's largest film producing industry now stands at Rs 72 billion, thanks to the pandemic.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. IMAGE: A scene from Saina streaming on......

'I could only imagine Dev as David Copperfield'

'Dev for me embodied all that kind of charm, optimism, energy, vulnerability, awkwardness and yet strength.''He's in every scene for two hours.''He has to play drama, melodrama, romance, pathos,......

Can Indian storytellers conquer the world?

If Indian storytelling can deliver, it can make the entertainment industry an engine of economic growth and a substantial contributor to GDP, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. IMAGE: Nawazuddin......

Mercury Review: Ghost movie with no spirit

There's something very pompous about the basic pitch of this movie that slowly chews away at its core, feels Sreehari Nair. If anything, Mercury will make you realise how good Nila Madhab Panda's......

Ittefaq Review: A 'whodunit' with plenty of laughs

Ittefaq has a gagster attitude, plenty of light touches and it announces Abhay Chopra as a mainstream talent to watch out for, says Sreehari Nair. About the twist in Ittefaq: it comes right at the......

'Indian cricket's colourful story is still being written'

'What is true khadoos? Stubborn? Dogged? Unyielding? Relentless? Or something in between that? Or all of it together?' 'Just like you can't translate it, you can't teach a kid to be khadoos either.......

ICC Test ranking kind to SL, unkind to Aus

There are two things that puzzle me about the latest ICC Test rankings. First, that Australia are down to the fourth place, and, second, that Sri Lanka are placed second. Let's discuss the Sri......

Judgment of Justice John Hansen

BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL APPOINTED APPEALS COMMISSIONER IN THE MATTER OF an Appointment of an Appeals Commissioner to determine an appeal against the findings of ICC match referee......

India get it right in Goa

Scorecard | Images | Coverage India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third one-day international at the Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa, on Wednesday to level the four-match series 1-1. Rahul......

India in a tight corner

ScorecardIndia's inconsistent batting showed up again on the opening day of the fourth and final Test against the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday.Electing to bat after winning the toss,......

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