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Is Modi copying Indira's Emergency textbook?

'Consider Mrs Gandhi's view of her opponents: Traitors, anti-nationals, rumour-mongers.'Does the spirit of the Emergency-era Indira Gandhi still rule India? asks Vir Sanghvi. IMAGE: Then prime......

Why is the PM on a foreign policy overdrive?

Indian foreign policy is listlessly meandering. At times, it stands still lost in thoughts and then it dashes forward -- and the next thing you know, it begins dashing backward. The pantomime seems......

Tarun Vijay: Barack Obama, us and the US

India will have to fight its own battles. It cannot expect the US to help us fight them, argues Tarun Vijay. Two kinds of people are complaining about Barack Obama's Asia tour. One, those......

US shouldn't manipulate Karzai's ouster

The Afghanistan presidential election result is mired in uncertainty after accusations were aired of electoral fraud. M K Bhadrakumar, a former Indian ambassador who knows Afghanistan better than......

5 days away from the news cycle

A cruise is an expensive way of doing nothing. It also is imprisonment with constant fear of drowning. And yet, people of all hues, shapes and sizes spend their or their children's hard earned......

US 'top dogs' in denial over public anger

It has been a good week for US plutocrats and technocrats. The Andrew Cuomo-prompted give-back of the bulk of the $165m in AIG bonuses appeased the angry, anti-bankster mob, and probably its......

How Warren Buffet made his billions

Warren Buffett is a man who has made millions but he also started working at his father's brokerage when he was 11 years old, that's an age when most other kids were playing hide-n-seek and didn't......

Making billions on Islamic art

It's hard to know when art maven and real estate investor Nasser David Khalili first felt a craving for legitimacy. Could it have been when his teacher at a Jewish day school in Tehran, Iran......

Best B-schools witness a major churn

India's B-schools are witnessing a major churn. With the total numbers proliferating to 900 or thereabouts at last count, the best of them have to differentiate themselves to avoid commoditisation.......

Golden Globes 2018: Big Little Lies wins

The 75th Annual Golden Globes awards have been announced. There were quite a few surprises and some expected nods. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold:   IMAGE: Laura Dern,......

Golden Globes 2018: The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk, Big Little Lies lead nominations

Other nominations include Dunkirk, The Post and I, Tonya. The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced by Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone at the......

Martin Scorsese's Hugo is a hot contender for Globes, Oscars

Shunning dark and violent sagas like Shutter Island, The Departed and Taxi Driver, films that have brought him commercial success and solid reviews over the last three decades, Martin Scorsese has......

Va Quarter Cutting could have been funnier

Pavithra Srinivasan reviews Va Quarter Cutting. Readers can also send their reviewshere.Director duo Pushkar-Gayathri made waves right with their first movie, Oram Po, the zany couple had a knack......

Will movies now be made this way?

Until fairly recently, Kerry Conran was the kind of quiet, geeky engineer you probably have at your office. For over a decade, he held temporary jobs at a number of publications, lived in a small......

Tokyo Games: Nigerian delegate hospitalised with COVID-19

The individual, a non-athlete in their 60s, tested positive on Thursday evening at the airport with mild symptoms but was hospitalised because of age and pre-existing conditions, the broadcaster......

Athletes bring fight for equality into sporting arena in 2020

'From the soccer pitches of the English Premier League to the US Open tennis hardcourts, there was no ignoring the fight for racial equality' 'Black Lives Matter was stenciled onto NFL fields and......

Racial injustice hits home for US athletes

IMAGE: Lance Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets gestures as he and teammates kneel in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement. Photograph: Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images When former NBA star......

NBA players to receive 25% less pay from May 15

The money will be placed in escrow and paid back to players if all of the remaining regular season games are played. IMAGE: Bradley Beal, left, and Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards.......

Sports Shorts: Mourinho opens up about Manchester United job

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday IMAGE: Appearing as an analyst with BeInSports television, Jose Mourinho repeated that his second-placed finish with United last season......

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