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24 years on employment exchange, youth gets a hoarding for it

'After the hoarding went up I got a lot of calls even from people that I don't know.''They called to tell me not to get dejected.''They told me my life would improve.' IMAGE: K Anand Raj's banner......

Writer stages 20-hr protest as jeweller refuses to speak in Marathi

Marathi writer Shobha Deshpande staged nearly a 20-hour protest in Mumbai after a city-based jeweller allegedly refused to speak in Marathi and asked her to leave his shop where she had gone to......

What will post-Covid India look like?

'The norm will be even less public accountability, even less transparency, tweets instead of press conferences, TV lectures rather than parliamentary debate, and greater political......

Hong Kong's COVID-19 lessons for the world

'The rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Hong Kong was 0.7 -- anything below 1 suggests the epidemic is receding.''The city-State achieved this without the de facto police-State curfew that India......

Will Modi go the Indira way?

'Sounds familiar? Barring inflation, much else looks, sounds, and feels more than a bit like 1974.''A phenomenally popular leader, with a party of unquestioning followers, a broken Opposition, a......

'Atmanirbhar Bharat' should not result in protectionism: Rajan

Observing that it is not yet clear to him what the government means by 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', Rajan said if it is about creating an environment for production, then it is a re-branding of the Make......

India is in a financial mess

'In a serious fiscal situation like this, an ostrich-like focus on annual budgeting, event management and defensive rhetoric will only make matters worse,' warns Rathin Roy. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

Unlock 1: 3 challenges facing India

'When the lockdown grounded a billion people, nothing had been planned well: Testing, masks, face shields, protective gear, medical equipment, contact tracing... nothing.' 'Before COVID, if you......

Why did e-commerce services get choked in India?

A single format and simpler, uniform rules would have kept the service going. In other parts of the world including in the US, managing demand and capacities along with ensuring preventive measures......

Rao-Manmohan reforms are outdated

'Those who are talking of adopting the Narasimha Rao-Manmohan Singh policy must understand now that what was a reform then is no longer a reform now,' argues Sukumar Mukhopadhyay who was associated......

Thalaivi: Kangana comes alive as Jaya

Overall, the Thalaivi trailer is a convincing experience, says veteran Tamil Nadu politics watcher N Sathiya Moorthy.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Twitter If the makers of......

Interested in stocks? Watch Scam 1992!

The insatiable greed for money and power is too large, too repugnant to thwart.And no one epitomised that better than Harshad Mehta, notes Dhruv Munjal. IMAGE: Pratik Gandhi is stunning as Harshad......

Drive-in theatres are back!

'It's a warm evening, but people don't seem to be bothered by the heat as they watch the critically acclaimed film out in the open, where they can drink, smoke and talk, if they feel like.'Amrita......

Why should Sanju take pangas?

Why do the biggest, most talented and successful film-makers of India suck up to the establishment so breathlessly, asks Shekhar Gupta. Since this argument is about Hindi cinema, it is fitting......

Give Gowariker credit for Mohenjo Daro

'Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro does what many history books could not have done.''He awakens interest in the ancient civilisation of Harapppa and Mohenjo Daro,' says Asim Siddiqui. IMAGE:......

SC orders deferral of BCCI elections till Jan end

'We are still in the process of hearing which will take some time to conclude,' the Supreme Court observed, while directing postponement of the BCCI's December 17 Annual General Meeting for......

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