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The Wealth Issue

Cover Story

The curious relationship between the ruling class and the business class

Stories in this issue

Book of Life

‘Electricity and radio were yet to arrive and were it not that it was the 1920s, it could have been the 1990s or the 1850s.’ A remote Tasmanian hamlet of 40 is home to surgeon Dorrigo Evans and the…

The Capital City

Just as one crosses the suburbs into Worli, Samudra Mahal juts up from the edge of Mumbai, casting its eye out into the Arabian Sea. It is one of those multi-storeyed buildings that go by the moniker…

The Politician versus the Plutocrat

On a visit to Kolkata while he was Prime Minister, Chandrashekhar decided to give his special protection group the slip. He left the Raj Bhavan one morning in a private car headed for the south…

The Enchantment of Riches

The biblical sin of greed is a familiar slogan against the venal rich, the source of all our evils. It is the regulation diet of we the poor, we the exploited and we the majority who are brought up…

The Bihar CM’s Bizarre Equation

The reason Jitan Ram Manjhi is the Chief Minister of Bihar has roundly to do with his caste. He is a Musahar, the most downtrodden among Dalits in Bihar, and appointing him Chief Minister was part of…

The Indian Super League

Between October and December this year, eight teams will square off in the first ever Hero Indian Super League, a football tournament along the lines of cricket’s IPL. The League comprises Atlético…

How to Get Real about Realty

The decision of India’s securities regulator to bar property developer DLF and its senior executives from tapping the capital market for three years is certain to act as a deterrent, but cleansing…

Boney Kapoor

Granted that Ram Gopal Varma has made quite a few lousy films in the recent past for which, one could argue, some sort of comeuppance is deserved. But what Boney Kapoor, producer-director and husband…

The Girl Who Dared

The Nobel Peace Prize this year was awarded to two individuals—a 17-year-old girl from Pakistan who has been campaigning for female education and a 60-year-old man who has spent a lifetime fighting…

The perpetual candidate’s pre-poll failure

When the results of the Maharashtra elections are revealed this Sunday, one man who is not going to be interested is Dr Kunchambu Padmarajan. Known as the Election King of India, Padmarajan claims to…