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Can Modi Trust This Man?

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The Prime Minister's peace dance with an unequal partner

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Can Modi Trust This Man?

Professor Ayesha Jalal, author of books as stellar as The State of Martial Rule and Struggle for Pakistan, warns that “it is important not to exaggerate the importance of the thaw” in Indo-Pakistan…

The Axis of Noble

At his press conference on the nuclear deal with Iran in the White House on Wednesday, there were moments when President Barack Obama was that rare figure in politics who could still retain the…

The Kota System: Rs 600 Crore Coaching Industry

Carrying a 420-page Mathematic textbook, Satvat Jagwani rushed to catch the Shipra Express, the start of a 15-hour journey from his home in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, to his coaching class (also known as…

A Canine Force to Sniff out Poachers

There has always been a close connection between hounds and hunting, but now there is a role reversal of sorts. Instead of assisting in hunts, the hounds will hunt for the hunters. Recently, 14 dogs…

IPL Cricket: Game Over

As the days to the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee verdict neared, the overriding feeling among mandarins of the BCCI and team officials of the IPL—as voiced anonymously in the media—seemed to…

Modi's Tryst with the ‘Stans

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Central Asia last week to enhance India’s linkages with a strategically critical region, it was his outreach to Pakistan that came to dominate the headlines…

India Inc Gets an Image Makeover

There is a twist in the tale of India being a country that eats up American jobs. Thanks to a new study by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the auditing firm Grant Thornton, India-based…

Kerala

Indian politicians who come to power tend to think of themselves as owners of the government. The latest example is the targeting of Kerala’s Additional Director General of Police, Rishiraj Singh,…

Sumit Nagal: Ace of Teens

Indian tennis shone as bright as it could in the last week and it had Martina Hingis for company. There was Leander Paes who won the Mixed Doubles trophy at Wimbledon paired with her. Sania Mirza won…

Satya Nadella’s Strategy for Microsoft

It’s not often that one gets a twinge of sympathy for a monopolist, even one that’s lost its monopoly, but the feeling is hard to escape vis-à-vis Microsoft. Just ahead of the launch of Windows 10,…