Kumbh Mela: A Photo Essay
A global projection of Hinduism’s soft power
The spiritual is at its most spectacular when sadhus, seers, seekers, nirvana junkies and tourists of religious kitsch descend on Hinduism’s biggest carnival. Aditya Iyer goes to the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj
The Kumbh infrastructure is a feat but we could still manage our temple tourism better
Is the State set to loom over the Market again?
How do we broaden the tax net? How do we jump-start strategic disinvestment? How do we rationalise existing welfare programmes to accommodate cash transfers?
Modi regains the political momentum
In election season, it is usual to see populist spending but this time there’s a twist or two in the story
Like elsewhere, employment in India is set for an overhaul. Jobs will be lost and gained but quick adaptation will minimise pain
Any radical tax break for the salaried middle class is always going to be a chimera