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Don't underestimate the average Indian

'And don't underestimate the enabling power of bribery.''Hark back to demonetisation.''All of the cash did come back.''The same thing will happen with the alphabet soup of the NRC, NPR and CAA......

Want to migrate to Nithyananda's 'Kailaasa'?

'It's a moot point if Kailaasa will ever evolve beyond being a haven for a fugitive from justice,' notes Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Swami Nithyananda.   An apocryphal story features a meeting......

Slow march on the path to immortality

Is it possible to extend lifespans to, say, 120 years, or longer, asks Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: The average person can now expect to live longer, and maintain better health than in any previous......

Hong Kong protests: A tech-driven cat-and-mouse battle

Both protesters and the authorities in Hong Kong are using complex combinations of technology, reports Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Protesters point laser pens during a rally in Hong Kong. Lasers......

When prime time is not for prime news

A free press is not necessarily an unbiased press.The media curates what it presents to the public, and that curation is driven by multiple considerations, argues Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Children......

Being evil pays. Does it pay enough?

Construction companies will make money building detention centres.IT companies will make money on the enumeration of the CAA, NRC, NPR, notes Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

Investors must stay positive amidst the gloom

Investors must be prepared to believe that things will get better eventually, no matter how bad the current situation may look. If you don't possess this optimism, you will not possess the......

Now is the time to focus on mid and small-caps

Long-term investors should consider moving into smaller stocks.Rather than try to pick stocks, it makes sense to build a diversified portfolio by exposure across midcap and small caps funds,......

Economy very close to hitting crisis point

'The Indian economy is in slowdown and growth may stay slow,' notes Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   The US Federal Reserve has an optimistic forecast for 2020, saying......

Making computers intelligent

Computers need to be trained to recognise images, says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Net surfers who wander around the darker recesses of the Web often have to prove......

Review: Altered Carbon is superb!

Devangshu Datta enjoyed the Netflix series thoroughly! IMAGE: Joel Kinnaman in Altered Carbon. The Netflix series Altered Carbon features a hero, Takeshi Kovacs, who is both 40 years old and 290......

World Cup 2019: When coaches took over

'This World Cup is likely to be much more a clash of plans than of talent,' says Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Head Coach Ravi Shastri and Captain Virat Kohli confer after rain stopped play during the......

The World's Youngest Grandmaster

At 12 years, seven months and 17 days, Dommaraju Gukesh is the second youngest Grandmaster of all time.Devangshu Datta meets the ace. IMAGE: Dommaraju Gukesh, Grandmaster! Photograph: Kind......

How cricket has changed since that historic day!

'Perhaps the biggest change is in terms of mindset when it comes to the art of the possible when chasing.''A modern team knows that knocking off 120 runs in 10 overs is eminently possible.''When......

How Pragg, 12, became India's youngest Grandmaster

'It was a big relief to get it out of the way. Now he can concentrate on future progress.'Devangshu Datta reports from Chennai. IMAGE: Praggnanandhaa and his sister Vaishali. Photograph: A Ganesh......

Why I support teams playing against India

A string of prior losses, preferably humiliating ones, improves the chances of a World Cup win, says Devangshu Datta. On principle, I want India to win every cricket World Cup -- both 50 overs and......
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Being evil pays. Does it pay enough?

Construction companies will make money building detention centres.IT companies will make money on the enumeration of the CAA, NRC, NPR, notes... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/being-evil-pays-does-it-pay-enough/20200204.htm
Investors must stay positive amidst the gloom

Investors must be prepared to believe that things will get better eventually, no matter how bad the current situation may look. If you don't... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/report/investors-must-stay-positive-amidst-the-gloom/20200129.htm
Making Wikipedia more useful

Guesstimates suggest that around 80 to 85 per cent of Wiki information is accurate.That is less than 95 per cent that is considered the gold... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/column/making-wikipedia-more-useful/20200118.htm
Now is the time to focus on mid and small-caps

Long-term investors should consider moving into smaller stocks.Rather than try to pick stocks, it makes sense to build a diversified portfolio by... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/report/now-is-the-time-to-focus-on-mid-and-small-caps/20200113.htm
Don't underestimate the average Indian

'And don't underestimate the enabling power of bribery.''Hark back to demonetisation.''All of the cash did come back.''The same thing will happen... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/dont-underestimate-the-average-indian/20200108.htm

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