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When Will This Recession End? Another 18 Months

Cover Story

Just how India tackles the economy at this critical juncture could make the difference between staying in the current slump and returning to high growth in 18 months

Stories in this issue

Sonia’s Coterie vs Rahul’s Clique

Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s growing influence over Rahul Gandhi seems to have threatened the party’s old guard so much that they have once again started gravitating towards each other. And, if…

Tuning off Radio Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah, they say, is the Lalu Prasad of Kashmir. When it comes to amusing people, nobody can beat the senior Abdullah in his state. After reluctantly handing over chief ministership to his…

China Ups N-Ante

Armageddon has come a step closer to reality. Even as US President Obama spoke recently of a world without nuclear weapons, China has introduced powerful nuclear submarines. The vessel is the Jin…

Not So Eureka

Eight seconds before Archimedes said “Eureka!” and ran naked on the streets of Greece, his brain might already have known the answer. So suggests a new study in which two of the three-member research…

Anil Ambani’s Great Escape

Helicopters are the least stable of flying machines and had a technician not found the pebbles in the gear box, and sand and gravel in the fuel tank filter of Anil Ambani’s Bell 412, it could have…

Recession Checks into Atlantis

Remember Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, the one whose $1.3 million launch party made the recession look like a mirage? Well, it’s probably discovering that the slowdown is for real, after all. How do we…

From US to China, Trains Make a Comeback

All over the world, people are falling in love with the good old train. Here’s a lowdown: US The Obama government has earmarked $13 billion for a high-speed network, including building railroads and…

A Round of Pitt, Please

Just one sip of The Brad Pitt could make you swoon. Not just because of the vodka in this cocktail but from the hunky imagery and lime-cucumber-mint pairing with alcohol. Like the actor, the newly…

National Talent Laid Waste

Isn’t it about time someone threw a shoe and actually landed it? Four shoes have already been thrown, including Jarnail Singh’s underarm flick, and a dozen odd were flung at an independent candidate…

Weird and Weirder: Election Symbols on Offer

Among the 59 symbols released by the Election Commission (EC) for this election were a batsman, a frock, a shuttlecock, a fork, and a doli (as in ‘doli saja ke rakhna’). The EC doesn’t create…