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Abhijit Banerjee's Dhoti Chic

'The bhadralok would have earlier baulked at the very idea of wearing a coloured dhoti; now, with Dr Banerjee wearing, it is quite likely to be the hot fashion item during Durga Puja next year,'......

Education can be affordable... This Delhi school proves it

Sunshine Schools are looking to attract interest from members of the urban 'aspirational' class -- vegetable vendors, security guards, drivers, etc -- who cannot afford the fees charged by budget......

Dalai Lama not to attend science congress

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will not attend the Indian Science Congress which opens in Manipur later this week, a conference organiser said. The Nobel Laureate’s decision not to......

'Terrorists don't come from India's Muslims'

'They are not affected by ISIS' sentiment of avenging the suffering of the global ummah.''They have a huge ummah of their own in India, a huge Muslim population.''And because of that, they have to......

REWIND: Top photos of the week that was

Missed out on last week's big stories?  Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week in images.  An injured demonstrator is been helped by another protester......

'Bandhan should not fall for corporate banking'

IMAGE: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lights the ceremonial lamp as Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor H R Khan (extreme left), Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (middle) and West Bengal Finance......

Yunus summoned over unpaid tax of $1.5 million

Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been summoned by officials for allegedly dodging over $1.5 million in tax, in the latest setback to hit the micro-financing pioneer. The National Board......

India's Bandhan among Asia's top microfinance firms

  Bandhan, the country’s largest microfinance company, is competing closely with Bangladesh’s Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank to become South Asia’s largest micro credit......

Grameen Bank's proposed split sparks criticism

A Bangladeshi commission has proposed the government takeover or split the Nobel-award-winning Grameen Bank into 19 parts, sparking criticism with several analysts fearing it to be a systematic......

Why Yunus likes to be known as promoter of 'social business'

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus was in India recently to promote the concept of social business and to discuss ways to tackle social problems ranging from poverty to poor healthcare.......

125 dead in Indonesia soccer stadium stampede

IMAGE: Fans invade the soccer field after a match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, Indonesia, on Saturday in this screen grab taken from a Reuters video.......

If cricket was only about emotions and passion...

'...then Bangladesh would have been the world champions a long time ago.'The reality is sadly different, says Bikash Mohapatra.   IMAGE: A Bangladesh fan at the Asia Cup final between India......

Saina in quarter-finals of Thailand Open

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal registered a straight games victory over China's Li Han to advance to the quarter-finals of Thailand Grand Prix Gold in Bangkok on Thursday. The world No 5 Indian......

Tendulkar gets 'Lebara People's Choice' award

Awards and accolades continue to follow Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, who added the 'Lebara People's Choice' honour to his trophy vault, at the inaugural Asian Awards in London. Presenting......

Chetan, Saina in India Open semis

Ace Indian shuttlers Chetan Anand and Saina Nehwal made it to the semi-finals of the men's and women's singles respectively in the India Open Grand Prix with contrasting victories in Chennai on......

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