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Demonetisation: One Year After

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The performer’s boldest stroke

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A Day in the Life of a Cashless Village

IT’S QUIET THIS Monday afternoon in Jhattipur. A lone cow ambles towards a kirana store, pacing against the distant whirr of a tractor engine, and settles under the shade of a tree. A shiny SUV…

Dividends of Disruption

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, disruption is the key to advance and progress. In the English language, that may sound counter-intuitive. As it might for practitioners of government in India. India’s state…

Demonetisation: One Year After

ON NOVEMBER 8TH last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a dramatic announcement. In one go, he outlawed notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 that constituted 86 per cent of the country’s currency in…

The Hunger Games

ACCORDING TO A new survey by the World Health Organization, half the children in the world are now obese. This revelation was largely ignored by the UK media, perhaps because only about one in ten of…

What Was Alok Verma’s Problem?

Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana’s recent elevation to the post of special director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), appears to have split India’s premier investigative agency down the…

Sex And the Memoir

AN ACTOR PLAYS an imaginary character but returns, owned by the audience in his true personality, to their homes, residing in their thoughts, sometimes becoming delusionally real. Those who jump…

Barcelona

IT MAY APPEAR for now that the crisis in Spain has been resolved and the drama of the last few weeks has moved into its epilogue. The Spanish Prime Minister has asserted control, and the separatist…

It’s No More Business As Usual

EVER SINCE IT took charge, the Narendra Modi Government has tried very hard to woo investors and investment. From personal visits to the Gulf region to Silicon Valley, much effort has been expended…

The Book, The Truck, And Terror

IT IS NOT unusual for a terrorist to say that ‘he feels accomplished’ after killing innocent persons. That is exactly what Sayfullo Saipov, 29, an Uzbek immigrant to the United States, told a…

Mumbai Notebook

ONCE AN ANCHOR, always an anchor. That especially applies to those who are in TV studios day after day, quizzing people left, right and centre. So it was with Rajdeep Sardesai, one of India’s most…