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Aurangzeb's time and ours

The emperor's appetite for enlarging his realm translated into a fetish for raising taxes, despite the simplicity of his personal lifestyle, points out Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam......

India's greatest test since Partition

'The steady poverty reduction achieved over the last three decades could be largely reversed in this one financial year with hundreds of millions sliding below the red line,' warns Devangshu Datta.......

The Ministry of Acronyms, Shlokas and Slogans

'This way, you'll maintain our glorious traditional values and get more efficient governance as well,' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In the 1980s, a friend entered the......

Which way is Covid-19 headed?

The disease could go down several paths. One possibility, the least likely, is that it will just disappear.The most likely is that it will have seasonal impact, explains Devangshu Datta. IMAGE:......

Don't underestimate the average Indian

'And don't underestimate the enabling power of bribery.''Hark back to demonetisation.''All of the cash did come back.''The same thing will happen with the alphabet soup of the NRC, NPR and CAA......

Portnoy's complaint about Warren Buffett

When it comes to Mr Portnoy, it is hard to claim that his trading patterns are any more logical than his fictional namesake's methods of entertaining himself, notes Devangshu Datta.Illustration:......

The looming banking crisis no one's talking about

The financial sector has been deeply troubled since 2013. It is now in a full-blown crisis, warns Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Depositors line up outside a PMC Bank branch in Mumbai. Photograph:......

As Microsoft's Internet Explorer bows out, a look at its chequered life

The potted history of the browser wars indicates how much the online space has altered in the last 25 years. Chrome’s dominance, says Devangshu Datta, is unlikely to last forever. There was......

How did the Twitter hack happen?

'The hack may have been done by a rogue Twitter employee, or it may have been a smart hack into the Twitter system, or a social hack where someone conned Twitter's employees into giving them......

Is the worst over for the Indian IT sector?

The IT industry advisories show that they think they've weathered the worst, observes Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Back in the late 1990s, when the Indian IT industry......

Review: Altered Carbon is superb!

Devangshu Datta enjoyed the Netflix series thoroughly! IMAGE: Joel Kinnaman in Altered Carbon. The Netflix series Altered Carbon features a hero, Takeshi Kovacs, who is both 40 years old and 290......

World Cup 2019: When coaches took over

'This World Cup is likely to be much more a clash of plans than of talent,' says Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Head Coach Ravi Shastri and Captain Virat Kohli confer after rain stopped play during the......

The World's Youngest Grandmaster

At 12 years, seven months and 17 days, Dommaraju Gukesh is the second youngest Grandmaster of all time.Devangshu Datta meets the ace. IMAGE: Dommaraju Gukesh, Grandmaster! Photograph: Kind......

How cricket has changed since that historic day!

'Perhaps the biggest change is in terms of mindset when it comes to the art of the possible when chasing.''A modern team knows that knocking off 120 runs in 10 overs is eminently possible.''When......

How Pragg, 12, became India's youngest Grandmaster

'It was a big relief to get it out of the way. Now he can concentrate on future progress.'Devangshu Datta reports from Chennai. IMAGE: Praggnanandhaa and his sister Vaishali. Photograph: A Ganesh......

Why I support teams playing against India

A string of prior losses, preferably humiliating ones, improves the chances of a World Cup win, says Devangshu Datta. On principle, I want India to win every cricket World Cup -- both 50 overs and......
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Portnoy's complaint about Warren Buffett

When it comes to Mr Portnoy, it is hard to claim that his trading patterns are any more logical than his fictional namesake's methods of... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/portnoys-complaint-about-warren-buffett/20200827.htm
The looming banking crisis no one's talking about

The financial sector has been deeply troubled since 2013. It is now in a full-blown crisis, warns Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Depositors line up... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/the-looming-banking-crisis-no-ones-talking-about/20200824.htm
As Microsoft's Internet Explorer bows out, a look at its chequered life

The potted history of the browser wars indicates how much the online space has altered in the last 25 years. Chrome’s dominance, says... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/special/tech-microsofts-ie-bows-out-a-look-at-its-chequered-life/20200821.htm
How did the Twitter hack happen?

'The hack may have been done by a rogue Twitter employee, or it may have been a smart hack into the Twitter system, or a social hack where someone... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/how-did-the-twitter-hack-happen/20200731.htm
Ludo or Rummy? What's your choice?

These games of skill with a large social component have managed the transition to a new online avatar.It will be interesting to see how they... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/ludo-or-rummy-whats-your-choice/20200729.htm

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