For his upcoming venture Shivaay, Ajay Devgn has found himself in the harsh terrains of Bulgaria. The actor, who has also taken directorial responsibilities for Shivaay, has been holed up in the Europ...
A book called 'Anything But Khamosh', based on the life of a very disgruntled Shatrughan Sinha. A launch attended by LK Advani, Yashwant Sinha and BJP's newest bête noire Kirti Azad. BJP's loose canno...
New Delhi -- Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' due to the presence of substantial amount of particulate matter, largely due to atmospheric conditions, on a day the odd-even restriction came int...
New Delhi--Known for his blunt speak and great integrity acknowledged across the political divide, veteran communist A B Bardhan was among the last few links to the freedom movement who had played a m...
On 7 April 2007, 62-year-old Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras was found dead in his room in Aligarh. A day back, the professor of modern Indian languages in the Aligarh Muslim University had returned to the...
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Strategically located Maldives plays an important role in the alternative maritime routes that China is seeking to build through initiatives like the One Road One Belt. Much of Beijing's growing assertion in the Indian Ocean is focused on the US-centric club China perceives Washington is building along with India.
MUMBAI/TURIN -- Mahindra group, with interests from tractors to IT outsourcing, has agreed to buy Italy's Pininfarina SpA in an all-cash deal valuing the Turin-based car designer at just a quarter of...
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More than 1000 women from self-help groups contested the kshetra (block) and zila (district) panchayat elections this year. Most of them were first-time candidates with no prior political experience. Four hundred of them won, fighting against all odds -- from threats, to mud-slinging, to family pressures, to acts of violence. Anyone who is familiar with the feudal, patriarchal context of Uttar Pradesh (especially vis-à-vis panchayat elections) will know this was no easy feat!
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Danny Meyer, a prominent restaurateur in New York, recently announced that he would soon be dispensing with the practice of tipping in his restaurants. I wonder how guests will be treated at these restaurants once the tipping is dispensed with. Can they expect the same level of service, or are they likely to be treated with disdain?
The government of India (like other governments all over the world) has effectively outsourced a major part of tax collection. The corporates deduct income tax from the salary of their employees regul...
We have 60 years of backwardness to catch up on and anything that speeds up growth and provides "better than yesterday" facilities, opportunities or education should be welcomed and not sabotaged in your hatred of one man.
The dominance of cash transactions in India comes at a cost, with the RBI and commercial banks spending Rs 21,000 crore annually in currency operations. It is opaque, facilitates tax evasion and is generally system inefficient. The biggest challenge before payments banks (which essentially promote financial inclusion by making it easier to set up an account) is to get this cash routed through formal banking channels, mostly electronic, and thus start a silent revolution to dethrone the king of inefficient times -- cash.
If you were to save the toffees you have been given all your life at supermarkets instead of loose change, you could probably turn Santa Claus for a day, or host a toffee sale. In a world where gettin...
It seems it's wrong for ads to take a swipe at the happenings in the world around us and that everything and everybody is a holy cow.