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The Talks That Almost Were

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How Digvijaya Singh tried to broker peace with India’s Maoists

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The Yuan Can What Dollar Cannot

The two great world powers, China and the United States, are sparring real time on the value of China’s currency, the yuan. Tectonic plates are colliding, and the world awaits the one who blinks…

India This Week

Slipping in Some Unusual Places; Can’t Afford Celebrations; City-bred ‘Maoists’; Puppets Who Aid the UPA’s Survival; SC Sets Punjab House in Order Slipping in Some Unusual Places In politics,…

Ronaldo a Big Brother Too

Football and reality shows are two different things. However, Brazil star Ronaldo found similarity between the two mass obsessions when he dropped in on the sets of Big Brother Brasil recently. Big…

North Indians Line up to Join MNS

When the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) launched its membership drive recently, they got an enthusiastic response from a very unexpected quarter: Mumbai’s north Indian migrant community. MNS…

Tihar Brand

Want to have a slice of Tihar in your home? Just head to the Delhi High Court complex, where a shop has been set up to sell T-shirts and biscuits made by inmates of India’s most notorious lock-up.…

Red Alert for Mangroves

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has been tracking the condition of the world’s natural resources for decades. The IUCN’s ‘latest red list of threatened…

Reason No 1: Because It’s There

Shekhar Kapur and Julia Roberts are not such an unlikely pair, considering that Kapur is one of India’s few successful exports to Hollywood. But it’s an alliance of a different sort. Kapur is going…

The Great Game Again

On 1 May, India will play its first game in the T20 World Cup in the West Indies, but it will be against an unusual team—the Afghanistan XI. Qualifying for the first time, the team has become a…

Tibet Takes Flight

Their dreams of a free homeland may be stuck, but as of next year it will become easier for Tibetans to take off—literally. In May, the Chinese government will launch Tibet Airlines, the first…

The Secret Ring of Private Equity

Adam Smith’s seminal contribution to the world was the idea that free market capitalism is guided by a hidden hand that turns self interest into economic expansion, thereby helping everyone without…