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'Humans have never learned from history'

'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Writer Amitav Ghosh spent many of those strange, mind-numbing COVID-19 days of......

Want to migrate to Nithyananda's 'Kailaasa'?

'It's a moot point if Kailaasa will ever evolve beyond being a haven for a fugitive from justice,' notes Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Swami Nithyananda.   An apocryphal story features a meeting......

'What was wrong was the bland version of Indian history'

'Even apart from the Bengal famine, there was a great deal more bloodshed and deceit than I was prepared for.''Almost every one of the acquisitions was won by extreme extortionate methods and what......

Interview with M Taylor Fravel, the premier expert on China's border disputes

M Taylor Fravel believes that India has little reason to worry about the alleged Chinese incursions near Mount Gya and that an increased troop density and the resultant increase in problems do not......

Four Indian Americans among 32 Rhodes scholars

"Did bhangra help me get the Rhodes scholarship," asks Parvinda S Thiara, a Harvard senior majoring in chemistry, who has just been named as one of 32 Americans to receive the highly coveted Rhodes......

Must Read: The Great Diamond Heist

'If there is any industry that is unfit for modern corporate form it is the diamond trade.''But no one was asking the right questions.''The music was playing and so the game was on,' says S......

To Sir, for dollars

Would you rather have$1 millionor a knighthood? One of India's better business schools recently asked hopefuls to write a 300-word essay on this subject. Given the format, there is no "right"......

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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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