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In defence of farm loan waivers

Farm loan waivers should not be regarded as expenditure but as incentive and investment, argues B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant. Photograph: Reuters There is a predictable knee-jerk......

Politicians will find it tougher to retain voters's allegiance

'This may be good news for Rahul Gandhi, for no matter how Modi performs, there will always be some degree of dissatisfaction with his performance among large sections of voters,' says R......

2G verdict is a big win for crony socialism

The judgment in the 2G case is a huge, huge, indictment of the criminal investigation and justice system, says R Jagannathan. IMAGE: Former telecom minister A Raja speaks to the media after he was......

Masters of the electoral game

The narrow win in Gujarat can be contributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his no-holds-barred approach and party president Amit Shah who plays to win and knows that there are rules to be......

The art of getting out hit wicket

'Modi is not being consistent with his past record of caution.' 'Has something changed in the way Modi does things?' asks T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Prime......

Why it's too early to write off payments banks

While payments banks surely lose money, their operating ratios were looking better in 2017-18 compared to the year before. This implies that as customer volumes start picking up, the business......

Jobs, cash and other Indian headaches

Is it time to take a relook at our economic theories? asks Ajit Balakrishnan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com If there is one thing that deep-thinking observers agree about the recently......

How RBI's reserves can boost the economy

The use of RBI capital to strengthen public sector banks will have many positive implications for the economy -- and a few manageable downsides, points out R Jagannathan. Photograph: Shailesh......

Jobs! An interview all youngsters must read

'Don't waste your time in doing long pointless graduation courses.''Try and get into an apprenticeship or a job after Class 10 or Class 12, as there is always time to get back to academics and......

'Without skills you are a recipient of charity'

'Jobs will exist at very high levels or low levels of skill sets.''People, who are in middle level jobs, are the ones who are facing the problem as such jobs are fast disappearing because of......

What's Naomi Watts doing with Poorna Jagannathan?

The Delhi Belly actress will be seen alongside the Hollywood actress in Gypsy, a new Netflix show. Poorna's awesome journey IMAGE: Poorna Jagannathan in The Night Of. After a leading role in the......

Delhi Belly, Nirbhaya, The Night Of: Poorna's awesome journey

'There are a lot of things to make the series The Night Of relevant.''The decision to make it -- not only South Asian, but Pakistani Muslim -- is intensively relevant with what's going on today.'......

Sania Mirza treats Shah Rukh to biryani!

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Image: Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan, Sania Mirza, Varun Dhawan and Varun Sharma on the sets of Dilwale Tennis star Sania......

PIX: Esha Gupta, Neha Dhupia get gorgeous for an event

Grazia Magazine organised a cover girl hunt on February 4 at Turf Club, Mahalaxmi, south Mumbai, and some of Bollywood's prettiest girls stepped out for the event. Take a look: Esha......

Review: Mohanlal's Peruchazhi disappoints

Peruchazhi is not up to the mark especially since it underutilises an actor of Mohanlal's caliber, says nParesh C Palicha. What do you make of a film that begins with a request to switch off your......

Ranji round-up: Gambhir's century rescues Delhi on Day 1

Gautam Gambhir. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images Captain Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy century to lift Delhi to 260 for six at stumps on the first day of their opening Ranji......

Three points for TN against Baroda

Having taken a small first-innings lead, Tamil Nadu eked out three points from their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Baroda, in Vadodara on Tuesday. Also Read -Ranji: Innings win for Railways......

TN take first-innings lead against Baroda

Tamil Nadu, on Monday, managed a slender first-innings lead but Baroda went ahead by 94 runs with six wickets remaining in their second essay by the end of third day's play, leaving the Group B......

Vahora, Bhatt defy Tamil Nadu to take Baroda to 191/9

Tail-enders Murtuza Vahora and Bhargav Bhatt defied all the odds to put up a 63-run stand for the final wicket as Baroda reached 191 for nine at stumps against a formidable Tamil Nadu side in the......

Dhawan, Unmukt tons put Delhi in strong position

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan led from the front, scoring his 15th first-class century before young Unmukt Chand hit a composed unbeaten 134 to help Delhi finish the opening day at 287 for one against......

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