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The Originals

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The Smart-up Generation in ten portraits

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The Originals

THAT A SOJOURN in India should form some of the most profound reflections of the world’s most celebrated whizkid, Steve Jobs, is often considered enough to justify claims of this being a land that…

What Numbers Don’t Tell

IN 1776, ADAM SMITH published An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, popularly known as TheWealth of Nations. This was the seed that germinated into the discipline of…

Political Fortunes

INDIA’S POLITICIANS AND ‘godmen’ are often dramatically rich, TN Ninan says in The Turn of the Tortoise. But politicians have an edge over godmen. As the American political satirist, PJ O’Rourke, who…

Rejoice! The Innovation Nation is Here

IN KEEPING WITH recent developments, let me begin by quoting the title of a famous song by Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’. Surely they are for India. A nation which is poised…

The Dharmic Economy

THE IDEA THAT an ancient Indian concept, dharma, might offer insight into the nature of the competitive market is, on the face of it, bizarre. But this is precisely what I intend to show in this…

Wealth Issue 2016: Editor's Note

DAMMIT, IT ALL comes down to wealth, the sheer abundance of it. Or the lack of it. It is what makes the best of headlines today, catering to our basest curiosity about the rich and infamous. It is…

Family Guy

By the time you read this, Karan Johar’s new film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil would have likely released in cinemas without hiccups. The movie was in the eye of a storm recently after Raj Thackeray and his…

Funny Moms

FEW BOOKS ON parenting will open with the words: ‘Motherhood is a bitch,’ and then go on to provide anecdotal evidence supporting that statement, stage by stage, chapter by chapter. But development…

Konkona Sen Sharma: Her First Cut

A MISTY TOWN, a blue Ambassador with a broken tail-light and two men shoving a dead body into the boot of the car—A Death in the Gunj draws you into its world from frame one and keeps you curious all…