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10 Ideas for 10%

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A growth guide for the next government

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Sulk and Be Damned

It began with a bang but promises to end in a whimper, even as ticket distribution and alliances for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls get going under Narendra Modi’s baton. Last week, disgruntlement…

Idea 3

India has ambitious goals for development, involving expansion of electricity supply to rural regions, as well as an increase in GDP, which would be accompanied by an increased demand for energy. At…

Idea 7

In today’s world, the job market is increasingly being redefined by specific skills to suit the global market. It is estimated that 75 per cent of new job opportunities created in India will be skill…

Waiting for the 20th Surgery

New at work, Ram Niwas Singh had just settled in with his tea and Parle G biscuits. It is a warm February afternoon in Delhi when the light winter sun renders a kind of lazy stupor. The tea might…

‘It’s All in the Soil’

British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie is worried she may have invented a swimming pool. “Was there a swimming pool at the Peshawar Club in 1915?” her mother had wondered while reading her new novel…

Why is John a star but Nawaz an actor?

Pontificating on what’s common to all actors who turned out to be Hollywood’s top stars, the late Roger Ebert—arguably the world’s greatest chronicler of films—said he had a theory that he had been…

American Bias

A 2012 study in PLoS One found that American adults, both Blacks and Whites, believe that Black people feel less pain than White people do. The researchers of that study had found that the people…

Nikon Df

The first thing you notice about Nikon’s Df, which combines a full frame sensor with a light body, is its rich array of controls. Everything is manual and is up there for you to select, but if you…

Queen

Rani is the daughter of a Halwai from Delhi’s Rajouri Gardens, but she makes it clear that her reference point for postmodern culture is Lajpat Nagar. On her honeymoon in Paris, minus the fiance who…

Lies, Damned Lies... and Advertising

Advertising it’s in the air. It’s on the air. It’s everywhere. Like life’s two big Twainist certainties—the second of which pollsters appear keen to modify— it’s usually worth no more than a shrug.…