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Asia’s remarkable economic transformation

Two centuries ago, in 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of the world’s population and more than a half of world ... Read More

No surprise in store: On Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections

October 22, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 23:29 IST October 22, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 ... Read More

Safe, but not entirely: On milk safety survey

October 22, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 23:26 IST October 22, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 ... Read More

The SEBI diktat on auditor resignations is welcome

Editorial | Updated on October 21, 2019 Published on October 21, 2019 But a remedy needs to be found for ... Read More

The limitations of Abhijit Banerjee’s methods

As we continue to struggle with using evidence-based research for urban policy there is bound to be some interest in ... Read More

For a private market in deposit insurance

It is nearly four weeks since the RBI froze the banking operations of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) Bank ... Read More

Below the line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been auctioning the gifts he has received in various capacities. One such peculiar gift he ... Read More

Private sector will come in when they see a return, says Hardeep Puri

Any business operation run in the private sector produces its own business plans. We are sensitive to failure, he said ... Read More

After Mamallapuram, the reality of asymmetry

Describing India-China summits as marking a “new era” in bilateral relations follows a predictable pattern, and both sides are guilty ... Read More

It’s a deal

October 21, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 00:23 IST October 21, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 ... Read More

Charging Chidambaram

October 21, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 00:23 IST October 21, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 21, 2019 ... Read More

The buzz that accompanies the blowfly

more-in The presence of readers in editorial meetings will not be an intrusion and will not vitiate the working atmosphere ... Read More

Autoimmune diseases rising, 75% of those affected are women: Study

Some common symptoms of autoimmune diseases are pain in joints, stiffness, excessive tiredness and headaches Autoimmune diseases are on the ... Read More

The IBC process should not be derailed by past promoters’ sins

Editorial | Updated on October 20, 2019 Published on October 20, 2019 When agencies investigating stressed companies’ promoters start attaching ... Read More

Banning single-use plastic

From the Viewsroom Preeti Mehra | Updated on October 20, 2019 Published on October 20, 2019 Much planning and preparation ... Read More

Joker – painting the screen red

Going to the cinema in India has become a strangely alienating experience. The first thing is the crazy cost of ... Read More

How The Lion King’s success paved the way for more movies heading to t...

One has always accepted that successful plays will make their way to the big screen. Think for a moment and ... Read More

Nobel? What Nobel, asks Mr. Mathrubootham

Respected Madam/Sir,Two-three days no peace of mind in the house, in the newspaper or in the television. Everywhere I am ... Read More

India must shun nativism to progress; it needs both hard work and Harv...

The scapegoating of a Nobel Prize-winning native demonstrates the pitfalls of nationalism What message should New Delhi take from a ... Read More

The scandal of a Nobel Laureate

We live in an age that is losing the capacity to distinguish art from ideology and artists from politics When ... Read More

Unresolved questions in a sordid episode

On April 19, 2019, a former member of the staff in the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) ... Read More

In pursuit of complete dominance

Maharashtra has been transitioning into a new party system over the past few years, with the BJP trying hard to ... Read More

An impending turn: On BJP’s Savarkar campaign

October 19, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 19, 2019 00:08 IST October 19, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 19, 2019 ... Read More

Rewriting history: On Amit Shah’s call

October 19, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 19, 2019 00:06 IST October 19, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 19, 2019 ... Read More

A Kathmandu-Lhasa rail link can enhance China’s influence in Nepal, to...

Editorial | Updated on October 18, 2019 Published on October 18, 2019 China sees itself as a global power and ... Read More

Is deposit insurance working as it should?

The Indian saver’s enduring faith in bank deposits has taken hard knocks lately. First there was the string of disclosures ... Read More

Million dollar women

Any conference that serves a bubbly called Veuve Clicquot ‘Rich’ is my kind of event. So when I found myself ... Read More

Why is Chennai never monsoon-ready?

The northeast monsoon has finally arrived, albeit a little late. As against the normal date of September 1, the southwest ... Read More

Vital additions to empirical research

If Rip Van Winkle was an academic economist and woke up from a two-decade long sleep this week, he would ... Read More

The secondary monsoon

October 18, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 18, 2019 01:27 IST October 18, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 18, 2019 ... Read More

Awaiting the verdict

October 18, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 18, 2019 01:24 IST October 18, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 18, 2019 ... Read More

End of LIBOR: Indian banks, companies need to be guided by policymaker...

Editorial | Updated on October 17, 2019 Published on October 17, 2019 Despite the announcement of LIBOR’s phase-out, many new ... Read More

It’s just not football

From the Viewsroom B Baskar | Updated on October 17, 2019 Published on October 17, 2019 The Bulgarian fans’ behaviour ... Read More

What’s wrong with K-Pop?

Nothing! Everybody loves K-Pop, don’t they?Ha! K-Pop fan spotted. Sorry, we’re not on the same page on this. In fact, ... Read More

IT majors can teach India Inc a thing or two on navigating business ch...

Editorial | Updated on October 16, 2019 Published on October 16, 2019 Indian IT firms have proved skeptics wrong by ... Read More

Taking national data seriously

In a digital economy, data is the central resource. The Prime Minister recently compared data to property at the advent ... Read More

Agents of change

October 17, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 17, 2019 00:25 IST October 17, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 17, 2019 ... Read More

Refusing to recuse

October 17, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 17, 2019 00:24 IST October 17, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 17, 2019 ... Read More

Railway privatisation: India must hasten slowly

Indian Railways has launched itself on the road to privatisation by flagging off the Tejas Express running between Lucknow and ... Read More

The coming disruption in India’s job market

There is a difference between growth and size. India continues to be one of the fastest growing countries in the ... Read More

Can synchronised stagnation be stopped?

The global economic slowdown is turning into a synchronised stagnation, with some major economies growing only weakly and others barely ... Read More

Statistalk: RERA on the slow track

Statistalk | Updated on October 16, 2019 Published on October 16, 2019 Published on October 16, 2019 ... Read More

Trump is slowing US economic growth

The US administration's trade agenda is driven by the discredited mercantilist idea that selling stuff (exports) is good and buying ... Read More

Lynching, the scourge of new India

In the years since Narendra Modi was elected in 2014, ugly mob hate has spilled onto the streets, trains and ... Read More

Another grim reminder: On IMF’s GDP projections

October 16, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 15, 2019 23:19 IST October 16, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 15, 2019 ... Read More

Get back to talks: On transport workers strike in Telangana

Telangana should have handled the transport workers’ strike more sensitively Even as the transport workers strike in Telangana reached its ... Read More

Ganguly has done it before; he can do it again if allowed to

It does not matter. If Sourav Ganguly met Home Minister Amit Shah, and even worked out a deal to become ... Read More

Putting light rail into the urban mass transit mix is a welcome develo...

Editorial | Updated on October 15, 2019 Published on October 15, 2019 A light rail-based transit system makes more sense ... Read More

Cataract surgeries, a money spinner

From the Viewsroom A Srinivas | Updated on October 15, 2019 Published on October 15, 2019 Cataract should be under ... Read More

All you wanted to know about Runway re-carpeting

If you’re planning to fly to Mumbai later this year, brace for even more congestion than you’re used to. Mumbai ... Read More

Economics Nobel rewards research that tackled poverty

Editorial | Updated on October 14, 2019 Published on October 14, 2019 The Nobel committee said that the winners have ... Read More

Women’s welfare: We have a long way to go

As India celebrated Durga Pujo last fortnight, a stunning piece of news caught headlines across the world. Melinda Gates, co-chair ... Read More

Financial stability and the RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently carried out its mandatory bi-monthly announcement on the future course of monetary policy ... Read More

A man for all seasons: On BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly

October 15, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 15, 2019 01:02 IST October 15, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 15, 2019 ... Read More

Economics of poverty: On Economic Sciences’ Nobel

October 15, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 15, 2019 01:10 IST October 15, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 15, 2019 ... Read More

From entrepreneurs to corporate leaders

As entrepreneurial firms transition from start-ups to becoming established corporations, the leadership style is often given as much credit as ... Read More

RBI’s decision in the LVB-Indiabulls merger case is prudent

Editorial | Updated on October 13, 2019 Published on October 13, 2019 But the regulator owes markets an explanation After ... Read More

India Inc needs a gender correction

Indian businesses are known for their male bias. Several studies, conducted by local as well as international agencies, have confirmed ... Read More

A tax policy that could work

The Indian government should now be desperate to raise more tax revenues. It missed its tax targets massively in the ... Read More

Scholarship in times of populism

The task of a scholar is not only to coin clever sound-bytes. Intellectuals have to bring a historical and comparative ... Read More

Prize for peace: On Nobel for Ethiopia PM

October 14, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 14, 2019 00:21 IST October 14, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 14, 2019 ... Read More

Chennai Connect: On Xi-Modi informal summit

October 14, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 14, 2019 00:20 IST October 14, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 14, 2019 ... Read More

The optimism of the will

more-in For the idea of ‘breaking silos’ to take off, the newspaper need diverse participation from readers It is heartening ... Read More

Amendments are necessary to make Aadhaar succeed: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The Narendra Modi government has recognised that new areas like this - legislation needs to keep evolving and hence these ... Read More

Plight of cotton farmers still unresolved

Recognising the importance of cotton in agriculture development, poverty reduction and international trade, World Trade Organization (WTO) observed World Cotton ... Read More

In China, censors are Hollywood’s best friends

China's film industry is one of the country's great growth stories over the last two decades The odds were stacked ... Read More

Congress needs to rework its strategy in Karnataka

There are many in the Congress who disfavour Dinesh Gundu Rao’s continuance as KPCC chief, while G. Parameshwara appears to ... Read More

Bid adieu to summer tan

Taking care of one's skin is a mammoth task but nevertheless, it is crucial for you. Tan is the one ... Read More

There is a covert effort to create disaffection

The prevailing state of social unity, equality and harmony in Bharat is not up to the desired level. We all ... Read More

Soldiers are dying in Kashmir, and foodies are talking of pulao

I like my food as much as any other non-malnourished, non-starving Indian (no, not all of them are NRIs; a ... Read More

Enjoy within limits, says Mr. Mathrubootham

Respected Madam/Sir,Sometimes in life we are desperately wanting one thing. And we are waiting and waiting. Then suddenly that thing ... Read More

The case for a World Carbon Bank

It is high time to create a new, focused agency, a World Carbon Bank, that provides a vehicle for advanced ... Read More

Making a friend of the neighbour

Every government will have to factor in three geopolitical constituents while setting its broader foreign policy trajectory — immediate neighbourhood, ... Read More

Ending malice: On FIR against celebrities

October 12, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 12, 2019 00:15 IST October 12, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 12, 2019 ... Read More

Warm up to the Valley: On Kashmir lockdown

October 12, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 12, 2019 00:13 IST October 12, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 12, 2019 ... Read More

Don’t fear the Eurosceptics

After all, Eurosceptic or "Euro-hostile" parties are nothing new As the European Parliament elections draw closer, most opinion polls predict ... Read More

Literary merit alone isn’t good enough to win the Nobel

Editorial | Updated on October 11, 2019 Published on October 11, 2019 Peter Handke’s Nobel prize for literature suggests that ... Read More

Reinventing the business corporation

The Perfect Storm is Sebastian Junger’s riveting account of the tragic end of the best fishing vessel on the US ... Read More

An impeachment countdown

Before we get to Donald Trump, aren’t we forgetting a few others? Impeachment isn’t just what the millennials euphemistically call ... Read More

It is still an amber light for road safety

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by the Lok Sabha on July 23 and by the Rajya Sabha on ... Read More

Going down together

October 11, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 11, 2019 01:01 IST October 11, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 11, 2019 ... Read More

A Chennai setting

October 11, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 11, 2019 01:00 IST October 11, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 11, 2019 ... Read More

India’s fall on the competitiveness index is a reminder of its failing...

Editorial | Updated on October 10, 2019 Published on October 10, 2019 Although India has made gradual progress on some ... Read More

Is there a case for a strong rupee?

The Modi government has set an aspirational target of growing the Indian economy to $5 trillion in size by 2024 ... Read More

The hacking of Mumbai

From the Viewsroom PT Jyothi Datta | Updated on October 10, 2019 Published on October 10, 2019 Aarey’s green cover, ... Read More

Modi, Xi meeting amid simmering rivalry

News about Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Houston and New York dominated media coverage last month. It was an interesting ... Read More

India Inc could gain much from Xi’s visit

With a strong foundation of close historical contacts and shared geographical space, the two giant Asian economies together can catalyse ... Read More

Free speech makes for dirty business. Just ask the NBA

NBA, the US basketball league?Yup, the same NBA that debuted in India last week with a pre-season game in Mumbai.What ... Read More

Maintaining the India-China stride length

The recent calm in India-China relations might have erased images of the turbulent chapter that preceded it. For much of ... Read More

Affirmative action at the crossroads

In 2014, a group called “Students for Fair Admissions” (SFFA), founded by a conservative activist, Edward Blum, alleged that Harvard ... Read More

Infinite crisis

October 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 10, 2019 01:09 IST October 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 10, 2019 ... Read More

War on words

October 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 10, 2019 01:08 IST October 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 10, 2019 ... Read More

Thumbs down to Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Technology has enabled us to complete transactions efficiently with good protection. The last thing we need is a new vehicle ... Read More

Taming the offshore rupee market

The alternative venues for foreign exchange trading that once lurked in the shadows are now beginning to take centre-stage and ... Read More

Statistalk: Manufacturing activity moderates

Statistalk | Updated on October 08, 2019 Published on October 08, 2019 Published on October 08, 2019 ... Read More

The burden of public spending is getting heavy for States

It is only too evident that the Modi government is a strongly centralising one in many ways — this is ... Read More

‘Care’ economy uncharitable to women

Care work has been the focus of policy debates after the International Labour Organization (ILO) published a report titled ‘Care ... Read More

Stirring up the truth about ZBNF

Most criticisms of modern agricultural practices are criticisms of post-Liebig developments in agricultural science. It was after the pioneering work ... Read More

A delicate balance

October 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 09, 2019 01:14 IST October 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 09, 2019 ... Read More

Advantage BJP

October 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 09, 2019 01:13 IST October 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 09, 2019 ... Read More
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