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Ajit Singh dies of Covid

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Ajit Singh passed away at a Gurugram hospital on Thursday morning battling COVID-19, his family said. He was 82.   Singh, a prominent farmer......

Free speech suffered a blow: Rajan on Ashoka University exits

Eminent economist Raghuram Rajan has said free speech suffered a "grievous blow" in India with the resignations of Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian from the Ashoka University and that the......

Last time a family member was PM was 30 yrs ago: Rahul on dynasty criticism

'For me, trolls sharpen my senses about what I have to do. They are almost a guide to me. They tell me exactly where I have to go and what I have to stand for. So it's a refinement, it's an......

6.3 magnitude quake in Tajikistan jolts Delhi, Amritsar and north India

A high intensity earthquake hit Tajikistan on Friday night, tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR and several other parts of north India. IMAGE: People come out in the open after tremors were......

US sets new record with over 3,000 COVID deaths in 1 day

The United States has set a new grim record of more than 3,000 COVID-19 related deaths in a single day, reflecting a bleak reminder of the pandemic's devastating toll, even as two coronavirus......

Rajan on what India should do with its forex reserves

India needs foreign exchange buffer reserves to insulate itself from exchange rate volatility as we have "no friends" for swap lines and Japan was the only country that helped during the taper......

Why we should avoid a fresh lockdown

'The cost of the lockdown so far is the loss of about 11 million jobs.''It is important that a fresh lockdown does not make this worse,' asserts Mahesh Vyas. IMAGE: The deserted Gateway of India,......

Dear Nirmalaji: Don't tax online transactions

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mediamodifier/Pixabay On Monday, February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget for Financial Year 2021-2022. Nirmalaji has asked us to send the......

Rajan slams plans to allow India Inc to set up banks

The RBI working group's proposal to allow corporate houses to set up banks is a "bombshell" and at this juncture, it is more important to stick to the tried and tested limits on involvement of......

'Stock markets warming up to a Biden win'

'Indian markets may initially react and follow the pattern of US and other global markets post US elections.' IMAGE: US President Donald j Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden......

10 roles that proved Soumitra Chatterjee's versatility

This is an alternate list of 10 screen roles that saw Soumitra Chatterjee, a paragon of gentility, venture beyond his comfort zone and deliver masterclasses of subtlety and depth, lists Saibal......

'Wow. The power of women'

'I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.' Stirring......

Can a man and a woman be 'friends' without having sex?

As Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal releases, Aseem Chhabra feels it's the best time to revisit the Hollywood classic When Harry Met Sally, which tries to answer the question in the title of this......

Desai first NFL coordinator of Indian descent

IMAGE: The Chicago Bears promoted Sean Desai, 37, from safeties coach to defensive coordinator. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Chicago Bears/Instagram Indian-American Sean Desai has been named new......

MLB's first woman general manager gets Obama, Clinton praise

IMAGE: Miami Marlins is the first Asian-American general manager in Major League Baseball. Photograph: Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports As she sat on a stool at home......

Shorts: Sun ban a 'statement to the world'; Nike shoe debate rages

IMAGE: Gold medallist Sun Yang of China, and bronze medallist Gabriele Detti of Italy celebrate as silver medallist Mack Horton of Australia protests on the podium after the men's 400m freestyle......

World Athletics puts the brakes on Nike's shoes

Nike unleashed the Vaporfly in 2016 and various versions have quickly come to dominate the elite and "serious recreational" side of road running. From April 30, any shoe used in elite competition......

WATCH: Bangladesh players practice in smog-hit Delhi

IMAGE: Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim walks amidst smog during a practice session at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Authorities handed out free......

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