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Checking Big Tech with a Self-Goal

It was amusing to hear Minister Jaishankar's argument of tech companies being influential non-State actors.If only he looked at his own party before saying what he did, notes Shyam G Menon.......

From Tharoor's new book: How Modi mocks Parliament

'In his 2014 election campaign, Mr Modi had boasted that he would apply the Gujarat model to the rest of India. We just have to ensure he doesn't start with Parliament,' says Shashi Tharoor in this......

Ex-MP Ram Shakal, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha among 4 nominated to RS

Former MP Ram Shakal, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and stone artist Raghunath Mohapatra were on Saturday nominated to the Rajya Sabha. The......

'Manida has left us a lot to celebrate with'

'He was an amazing combination of a fantastic artist and a great scholar and teacher.' 'A good way of paying homage to this thinker, and for us and the future generations to benefit from his......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

Rexit 'bad omen' for Indian economy, reputation abroad: Experts

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said he would return to academia but would be ready to serve India again in future. IMAGE: ‘History will judge Rajan as one of the most effective central......

Land acquisition: Govt must win public trust

Of the four key pillars that hold up the land Bill edifice, namely, compensation, resettlement and rehabilitation, social impact assessment and consent, it is the last one where all the controversy......

Biotech Bill: Sweeping powers, glaring omissions

The biotech regulatory Bill gags dissent and takes away the power of states without providing any safeguards to farmers and consumers, says Latha Jishnu. Shortcuts always lead to problems, and......

IT firms cautiously optimistic

Within the IT industry, reactions to Barack Obama's historic victory have not been as pessimistic as expected. IT firms have been worried because Obama, as Senator, introduced the Patriot Employer......

SEZ policy: Land acquisition a grey area

Some of the New Year cheer has evaporated with the SEZ policy being put on hold. By revamping the Exim Policy, the government has sought to establish duty free enclaves to promote exports, generate......

Interested in stocks? Watch Scam 1992!

The insatiable greed for money and power is too large, too repugnant to thwart.And no one epitomised that better than Harshad Mehta, notes Dhruv Munjal. IMAGE: Pratik Gandhi is stunning as Harshad......

Thappad review

A spectacular Taapsee Pannu brings out the shift of a happy homemaker to a heartbroken woman most strikingly in her deeply affecting performance, applauds Sukanya Verma. When Raj Kapoor slaps......

Sharing Salman Khan!

PINK, Penaz Masani and a precious picture of Nirupa Roy in and as Superman, a low-down of Sukanya Verma's fully filmi week! Monday Oh look, a picture of Bhagyashree and Sheeba celebrating Ganesh......

Advani conferred Khel Ratna

Amidst glitz and glamour, Pankaj Advani was on Tuesday ceremonially conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- the country's highest sporting honour -- by President A P J Abdul Kalam, marking a......

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