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Friday, May 27, 2022

Happy birthday Krystle D'souza: Her journey from a sanskari bahu to a social swagger

Krystle D'souza's Instagram account defies her image of a demure woman and testifies the actors’s love for clothes, bags, shoes and everything pretty.

Not so easy business

India’s jump in Ease of Business ranking is welcome. But there is much that it does not capture

Poverty in all its faces

Growth can alleviate poverty but its definition needs to expand to make any tangible difference on the ground.

Sun powers the sails

For the seas, solar-powered ships could be what E-vehicles are for land.

Happy Hours & Happy Seeders

How electioneering throws a spanner on solving real problems.

Forty Years Ago, February 2, 1977: George For Baroda

February 2, 2017 12:15:29 am

George Fernandes, chairman of the Socialist Party, agreed to contest from Baroda for the Lok Sabha elections.

More Water For The Field

February 2, 2017 12:10:20 am

But silence on reforming food and fertiliser subsidies is disappointing.

Steadying the ship

February 2, 2017 12:05:32 am

Budget is a sober response to fear and uncertainty. But will it help tackle gathering storm in global capitalism?

Not with a bang

February 2, 2017 12:02:25 am

FM springs no surprises. Nor responds adequately to slowdown in private investment.

Telescope: Little flourish or poetry

February 2, 2017 12:00:44 am

Budget presentation is FM’s finest hour in Parliament. Not so much on TV.

What’s not to like?

February 2, 2017 12:00:14 am

Budget 2017 remains true to the broad policy direction set out in previous two budgets: Focus on reviving long-term growth, job creation, more effective and less wasteful protection to the poor, while remaining fiscally disciplined.

Silence of Muslim-majority Saudi Arabia, Egypt on Donald Trump’s Immigrant ban is loud. Here is how

February 1, 2017 8:38:19 pm

While Iran and Iraq – two of the seven targeted countries — have strongly criticized Trump’s order and vowed to retaliate, the criticism for what is widely labeled as a “Muslim ban” from rest of the Muslim-majority countries has been subdued and slow to trickle in.

Union Budget 2017-18: Passing mention about women’s schemes

February 1, 2017 6:24:24 pm

While Jaitley mentioned the central government will commission railways lines of 3,500 kms this year, and even stressed on tiny details like certain trains would be dedicated for religious tourism — there was no mention on how safety of women in these railways would be improved or looked into

The uncanny similarities between Bihar & UP polls that make BJP unnerving

February 1, 2017 7:27:50 am

The BJP, which initially planned to highlight surgical strike and demonetisation in UP, is now banking on consolidation of Hindu votes, so there is much focus on Kairana exodus of Hindus at least in debates.

What’s in a game

February 1, 2017 12:35:11 am

We must thank Pac-man for the beauty of the gaming world. And also its beasts.

The chosen four

February 1, 2017 12:30:19 am

Supreme Court’s move to appoint a new panel to oversee cricket reform is steeped in questions.

On the move

February 1, 2017 12:25:05 am

Economic Survey takes a wide angle view of the challenges in a country in the midst of rapid change.