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Mamata Banerjee and the Politics of Impulsiveness

Hasty, ill-conceived steps show how isolated Mamata Banerjee had been from the national political trend.A fascinating excerpt from Sugato Hazra's Losing The Plot: Political Isolation Of West......

Will Modi help the light-makers of Chandernagor?

2020 has dimmed the animated bulbs that create magical images and transform Kolkata into a mesmerising fairyland during Durga Puja, notes Payal Singh Mohanka.   IMAGE: Artisans arrange......

'A Communist's mother does not live on charity'

'Our only child. A Communist.''There was an encounter by the police inside this room, five years ago. He was shot in one arm, but managed to escape.''Missing since then. May Jesus keep him alive.'A......

All you need to know about the Left-wing activists who were arrested

Maharashtra police on Tuesday raided the homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them for suspected Maoist links.        ......

MUST-SEE: The magnificent Hindu temples of Pakistan

Hinglaj, Katas Raj, Kalka Cave temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, Shivala Mandir... these are among the many ancient temples dating back to over 1,500 years in Pakistan chronicled by Karachi-based......

How the bond market has upset govt's fiscal math

For current financial year, govt plans to borrow Rs 2.88 trillion in the first half of 2018-19, out of Rs 6.05 trillion planned for entire year The bond market seems to have caught everyone by......

How the economy stands to gain from bank recapitalisation move

The move will have cascading effects for lot of related sectors The government’s recapitalisation plan can give a big push to the anaemic credit growth in the system, as banks now will have......

Day 9: Aaj ki Taaza Khabar

I-T lens on current account deposits over Rs 12.5 lakh. All the news and more post demonetisation. IMAGE: A man gets his finger inked as he exchanges his old notes in Mumbai. Photograph: Sahil......

The day Manmohan Singh almost quit

Bureaucrats's memoirs are usually insipid versions of events and nearly always steer clear of controversy. Former Union home secretary C G Somiah, who retired as India's Comptroller and Auditor......

Lata Mangeshkar, as you have never seen her before

It was a rich and beautiful life. A life that touched millions. A voice that helped millions express their emotions. For Lata Mangeshkar was God-gifted genius. She loved music. Cricket was a......

'I never imagined I would get as much as I have'

'If I were to live a thousand years, I could not repay the gratitude I feel.''To receive love is the greatest thing.''What more in life could you wish for?' IMAGE: Lata Mangeshkar and Jawaharlal......

When Birju Maharaj Created Movie Magic

During the lunch or tea breaks, Maharajji, Manikda, Amjad Khan and I often sat together as Maharajji sang old compositions or recited some bols.Amjad Khan had a great music sense and sang very......

Lata Sang, Nehru Cried: The Real Story

Photograph: Kind courtesy Lata Mangeshkar/Instagram Lata Mangeshkar has so many interesting stories to tell about the movies, her long career and from her own life. Many of these are recorded in......

When Lata and Rafi had a fight

'Finally it was S D Burman who brought us together.' Lata Mangeshkar has so many interesting stories to tell about the movies, her long career and from her own life. Many of these are recorded in......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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