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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statistalk: RERA on the slow track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Curtain set to fall on drama that went on longer than necessary

The most coveted job in Indian cricket is not that of the coach or captain, it is the President of ... Read More

Intolerance returns to Maharashtra

From the Viewsroom Radheshyam Jadhav | Updated on October 08, 2019 Published on October 08, 2019 The selection of a ... Read More

A Bill that undercuts key constitutional values

Last week, while speaking about implementing a National Register of Citizens in West Bengal, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “I ... Read More

Best friends for now

October 07, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 07, 2019 00:41 IST October 07, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 07, 2019 ... Read More

Sedition annoyance

October 07, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 07, 2019 00:40 IST October 07, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 07, 2019 ... Read More

Dialogue to bridge divides

In response to my column, “Breaking silos, regaining trust” (September 30, 2019), a media scholar presented a counterargument. He cited ... Read More

HDIL-PMC: A fiasco

The modus operandi sounds so familiar. A company in the real estate industry. A bank that does not reveal everything ... Read More

Saying goodbye to Nuclear Suppliers Group

From the Viewsroom M Ramesh | Updated on October 06, 2019 Published on October 06, 2019 Even if India doesn’t ... Read More

American nearshoring spells trouble for Nasscom

When it rains, it pours. The Indian IT/BPO sector has been facing several headwinds: tough H-1B visa rules, advances in ... Read More

Monetary policy in times of a slowdown

The GDP numbers for Q1 coming in lower than market predictions led to worries over prospects for Indian growth, but ... Read More

Brats in the plane

My recent return flight from London was divided into two legs, with a changeover at a busy airport in West ... Read More

Mr. Mathrubootham brings foreign lady home

Respected Madam/Sir,It is with greatest pleasure that I am informing you of latest addition to the Mathrubootham household. It is ... Read More

In search of the Wuhan spirit

The second informal summit between leaders of India and China is scheduled to take place in the second week of ... Read More

Moderate expectations

October 05, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 05, 2019 00:28 IST October 05, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 05, 2019 ... Read More

Web of deception

October 05, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 05, 2019 00:28 IST October 05, 2019 00:15 IST Updated: October 05, 2019 ... Read More

How dare you fly?: on the recent anti-flying movement triggered by Gre...

As a fiery Greta Thunberg called out world leaders on their actions impacting the environment — at the recently-concluded Climate ... Read More

The show must go on

After the summer, there’s only one way to get back into the swing of life in Mumbai: an old-fashioned house ... Read More

How to really reform debt funds

Debt mutual funds in India have turned quite accident-prone since the IL&FS crisis. With schemes from different fund houses battered ... Read More

Gandhi – some inconvenient truths

There is a sense of the unreal in the cariacaturisation of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the days leading to his ... Read More

The brick and mortar of FDI 2.0

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI 1.0) has been welcome in India irrespective of whether or not its equity structure includes Indian ... Read More

Aimless in Haryana

October 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 04, 2019 00:28 IST October 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 04, 2019 ... Read More

Toilet targets

October 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 04, 2019 00:26 IST October 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: October 04, 2019 ... Read More

The importance of being Greta Thunberg

Climate change meets Oscar Wilde? Well, if you remember, The Importance of Being Earnest, the wittiest and arguably most popular ... Read More
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