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Can Doval change defence planning in India?

'Defence does not new 'planning commissions'; it needs an implementation commission.'Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. Successive defence ministries have adopted the......

Modi@1: Some positive steps, long way to go

It has been said that by 2025, India could become among the top five economies in the world. If India does become a $5 trillion economy but gets all its rivers polluted, food chain poisoned and......

Sangh Parivar restive after BJP's Delhi debacle

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s debacle in the Delhi legislative assembly elections has provided an opportunity to Sangh Parivar organisations upset on various counts to rap the Narendra......

Bal Apte built the generation Vivekananda aspired for

Bal Apte's life was his message, writes Tarun Vijay paying tribute to the RSS stalwart who passed into the ages last week In the late 'sixties, the chief examiner for Mumbai University's final year......

Padma Awards 2011: The winners

President Pratibha Patil has approved the conferment ofPadmaAwards 2011. This year the President has approved 128 awards, including one duo case (counted as one) and 12 in the category of......

Modi needs to listen to our economists

We have a government with an extremely weak economic team advising a PM who hardly pays attention to their thoughts, says Jayanta Roy. Photograph: Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   I......

Corporatising OFBs: An idea whose time has come

'The much-awaited decision could be a welcome change at a time when the Indian armed forces are crying for self-reliance and the defence industry is looking forward to more indigenisation,' notes......

Modi needs to listen to good advice

Listening -- really listening -- to advisers in the government and outside would help.India has plenty of wise economists who have worked within the bureaucracy during previous crises, points out......

'Why are even our sewing needles made in China?'

'We are not able to manufacture even low-end products as cheaply as China.''We are not buying Chinese goods today out of any love for China.' IMAGE: A mango vendor opposes Chinese products as......

Magic pill to revive growth

How do we get back to higher growth?The heart of the problem lies in private corporate investment, recommends Ajay Shah.   Trend growth has been low in 2011-2020. In addition, business cycle......

'I'm not a great actor; I'm a smart actor'

'I am not a part of any group or politics.''I work with everyone.''I have worked with Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn.''None of the Khans have ever taken me in their films.' Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Bhuj: The Pride of India Review

Bhuj: The Pride of India: Pearl Harbour on a dollar store budget, notes Sukanya Verma.   Paper planes fly with more conviction than the fleet of VFX generated aircrafts gliding, bombing and......

Who is Varun sleeping with?

Ranveer is blue... Kunal goes on a road trip... Photograph: Kind courtesy Varun Dhawan/Instagram Varun Dhawan gets himself a pet, and writes, 'Afternoon naps with Joey.'   Photograph: Kind......

'I didn't expect much from Family Man'

'They wanted a character, who could speak both Tamil and Hindi. That's how I got on board.' IMAGE: Priyamani in The Family Man. Priyamani's character in the Web series The Family Man has received......

Will Ayushmann ace Aamir's act in Lagaan? VOTE!

What if Lagaan was remade today? Sukanya Verma picks actors best suited for the key roles. Bollywood's big hero clashes usually end in one's misfortune and another's boom. But Aamir Khan and Sunny......

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