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'Government should get out of agriculture'

'Government intervention in agricultural trade is a problem for farmers.' IMAGE: Farm workers harvest paddy crop at Kakapora in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Photograph: Kamran Raashid Bhat/ANI......

He Makes History Speak

'We like to tell the rest of the world that we did it better, that we were stronger, that we had larger cities, that we taught them science,' Naman Ahuja tells Anjali Puri. 'This exhibition is an......

Why are our neighbours wary?

Blackmail on one side and bullying on the other doesn't make for a constructive partnership, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. Sheikh Hasina's intriguing comment the other day that India should make an......

'The Congress is like a waste management company'

'While Kejriwal has lost his credibility due to his failure in Delhi, Captain Amarinder Singh is dancing on the tune of his image managers.' IMAGE: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal......

Modi@2: Hits and misses in science and tech

'Well begun is half done, today there are more hits than misses by the Modi government in its support towards science in India,' says Pallava Bagla. Modi@2 Is the glass of science half-full or......

'Stagnation in real wages is the surest sign of rural slowdown'

The implication of a slowdown in the financial services sector are very different (eg, likely to affect fewer people directly, and even that affecting those at the top of the income distribution)......

Kingfisher: How can a bank lend crores against a brand?

In the frenzy of the debate over whether Vijay Mallya is a 'defaulter' or an 'absconder', a critical business asset has been needlessly sullied, says Shailesh Dobhal.     As a reporter......

How outgoing CMD Rohit Nandan steered Air India through thick & thin

As he gets ready to relinquish charge, Rohit Nandan tells Anjuli Bhargava he's happy he could do his bit. We finally manage to meet one day before his term ends. Rohit Nandan, 58, has been at the......

BoP: Not a 1991 relapse, but India faces daunting road back to glory

For events separated by time, it’s common to search for parallels. This is exactly what many are doing in the current economic crisis: Growth is at a decadal low, trade and current account......

Apple's shares swallow biggest loss in 4 years

Apple Inc shares tumbled more than 6 percent on Wednesday, chalking up their biggest single-day loss in four years as fears grow about intensifying competition in the mobile device market.......

The 10 BEST SONGS of 2020

Sukanya Verma lists her favourite songs of the year. 2020 was a year of mayhem, not music. A bunch of tuneful treats though made the rough ride a little less agonizing. The Hindi film music scene......

Love your music? Read this about Spotify

About 18 months after its entry in India, a Spotify listener spent an average of 97 minutes on the app, almost ten times more than any other streaming music brand, reports Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.......

The MOST SHOCKING Deaths in Bollywood

Did you expect Kareena Kapoor to die in Udta Punjab? A character dying on screen is not uncommon. It's the nature of death or the circumstances under which it all happened that makes all the......

Koffee With Karan 6: Deepika, Alia have no drama!

As electric they are on screen, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt aren't quite chat show meat, feels Sukanya Verma. Shah Rukh Khan is to Koffee With Karan what coconuts are to newly purchased cars.......

We won't see the likes of Aretha Franklin again

'To say Aretha ticked all the boxes when it came to voice technique is like calling Cristiano Ronaldo an efficient footballer,' says Kanika Datta. IMAGE: Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul,......

Say no to the Games, else the guilty will escape!

Mahesh Vijapurkar urges sports persons to stand up and show contempt for the poor standards that appearthe benchmark of the Commonwealth Games. Much has been said on the Commonwealth Games (CWG),......

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