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RACE OF THE FORTUNE TELLER

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Inside the world of wealth managers and their new-generation clients - and what their story says about the Indian economy today

Stories in this issue

And the Mountain Echoed

It is early morning when there is a knock on Stephen Alter’s door, at his home in Mussoorie. His wife opens it to find three men who force their way inside, slash and tie her up. When Alter, woken up…

Manmohan Singh: The Autumn Of The Abandoned

When the phone rang at the Lutyens’ Delhi residence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 11 March, it seemed shriller than usual. The number was not unfamiliar. The caller confirmed what Singh…

Here Come the Wealth Managers

Even among high-profile bankers, they are a rare breed, cosseted in salubrious offices in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex or in Gurgaon, their chic, polished shoes and business jackets the colour of…

Modi Is in Search of a Storyteller, Still

We all know that nobody has succeeded as much as Narendra Modi did in telling the story of Narendra Modi So Far—a life stretching from a tea stall on a railway platform to an RSS shakha to the party…

Four Holidays

- A man goes to a naturopathy centre for 10 days soon after taking over a job that entails ruling an Indian state. - A man who is set to rule a national party in India goes off to an unknown…

The death of IAS Officer DK Ravi

A senior IAS officer in Bengaluru, DK Ravi, was found dead in his apartment under mysterious circumstances. The 35-year-old Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement), reportedly…

How to Discipline Parliament’s Truants

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has earned the displeasure of some of his colleagues who complain in secret about his being a “ruthless” stickler for rules. But then his headmaster-like insistence on…

Ranjit Sinha, Former CBI Director

When it was first revealed that the former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha had met the accused in the 2G and coal scams several times when he was in office, he had initially contested it. On Monday,…

Less than Fair

Sharad Yadav, the man under our consideration, is a speaker who often employs sarcasm to make his point but now finds himself in a peculiar position because of it. His sarcasm has been ignored and…