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Why Stalin is Tamil Nadu's CM with a difference

From social engineering to bearing the cost of Covid-19 treatment to financial reconstruction of Tamil Nadu's debt, the debutant chief minister is emerging as a leader with a difference, says Shjne......

Star-studded economic panel marks Stalin's break with past

Chief Minister MK Stalin has shown that he is cut from a different cloth when it comes to embracing what is current, modern and absolutely necessary. Thus, even while retaining the spirit and......

My take aways from the Jaipur LitFest

'Surprised by the absence of any sloganeering or even mild protest in an ambience so free and self-regulated, I asked a friend from Delhi whether he too, with sharp political antenna, was surprised......

When a Nobel Laureate comes to town!

What does Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee thinks about India's education sector?Text: Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com. Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com IMAGE: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee......

CAA/NPR/NRC: What govt must do

'The CAA should be kept in abeyance without making it a prestige issue.' 'Laying down a clear policy on the future of illegal migrants will dispel anxieties and help in implementing the CAA, NPR......

'As finance minister, it is very difficult to do as much as one should'

'Since the NDA took office in 2014, and aggressively since 2019, the Union government seems hell bent on centralising all power and resources, only to fail spectacularly,' Tamil Nadu Finance......

Duflo, Rajan, Dreze on TN economic panel to advise CM

An economic advisory council to the chief minister would be constituted with leading experts, including Nobel laureate Prof Esther Duflo, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said in Chennai on......

The Poverty Puzzle

There's no silver bullet to get rid of poverty, says Alok Sheel.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics has been jointly awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther......

PM to Banerjee: Media making you say anti-Modi things

Nobel Laureate Prof Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the meeting by cracking a joke about how the media is "trying to trap me to say anti-Modi things."......

Banerjee-Duflo duo and Bandhan Bank's anti-poverty scheme

According to a 2011 impact assessment study of the programme by Banerjee and Duflo, along with economists Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Jeremy Shapiro, Bandhan’s THP results in a 15 per cent......

Banerjee's Nobel prize much bigger: Ganguly

IMAGE: Abhijit Banerjee is the eighth Indian to win the Nobel prize. On the same day, Sourav Ganguly emerged the lone contender in the race to be the BCCI president. Photograph: PTI The Board of......

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