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The changing face of Indian retail borrowing

News from India - 20. August 2018 - 6:38
The agile consumer has forced lenders to compete fiercely—from attractive rates to instant loan approvals

Opinion | An underdog’s winning strategy against Goliath

News from India - 20. August 2018 - 5:11
To build a great brand, start by understanding customers—their behaviour, buying patterns

Dear public sector banks, don’t uncork the bubbly just as yet

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 22:40
A close look at some of the banks’ bad loan pile-ups will tell you that the party time has not yet arrived

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi: The politician with a difference

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 22:14
Rajiv Gandhi’s achievements as the prime minister bear testimony to his legacy as a top-class politician

Opinion | Kerala floods: An unprecedented tragedy foretold

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 21:31
The Kerala floods is a lesson that should be held out nationally as this is neither the first nor will it be the last instance of extreme weather

The foreign policy legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 20:39
Atal Bihari Vajpayee emerges as a figure in the classical tradition of the 19th century European strategists like Metternich and Castlereagh—a realist committed to restraint and balance

Opinion | When private whims dominate public spaces

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 20:29
The executive and private operators must remember they are only custodians of a public asset on behalf of the people of India. That, in some senses, defines their primary responsibility

Opinion | Saudi Arabia’s problem is capital flight

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 20:05
Saudi Arabia needs to demonstrate that it is prioritizing economic reforms, rather than being distracted by domestic politics and foreign policy missteps

Opinion | Suddenly, another emerging market currency crisis

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 19:55
The case of the lira is instructive. Turkey has a low savings rate and an extraordinary appetite for hard currency borrowing by companies

Opinion | The rise of late-stage venture capital

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 19:39
The consequences for business models are far-reaching and late-stage venture capital funds must now grapple with the question of how to exit

Opinion | The sobering reality of the India growth story

News from India - 19. August 2018 - 17:47
Sustained non-inflationary growth around the 7.5% level will help create conditions for an up move

‘Jugaad’, India’s most overrated idea

News from India - 18. August 2018 - 8:19
The existence of ‘jugaad’ is evidence that the circumstances of a society are so bad that its smart people are doing what smart people in other civilizations do not have to do

A chilly monsoon, local lore and minestrone

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 10:46
Winter comes early to Bangalore, slowing down evenings and giving us time to think of history and its culinary offspring

India’s forgotten magical history

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 9:25
A new book revisits the influence of magicians, conjurers and tricksters on India’s social and political history

Opinion | Atal Bihari Vajpayee exuded unusual warmth, comfort

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 7:08
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not a saint, he was a politician, he was not going to walk away from it but, short of being a saint, he was everything, says Salman Khurshid

Mission Possible—Mature thoughts about growing older

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 6:00
If you are financially independent, healthy and able to take care of yourself, you can reduce age to a number that works (mostly) in your favour

Johnny Cash: Remembering a legend with a new tribute album

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 5:42
‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’ a new tribute album is a set of 16 songs, with the lyrics dug out of handwritten manuscripts, notebooks and diaries left behind by Cash

The romance of small intimacies

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 5:28
Small intimacies are safer than the big, demanding ones. Because they are barely visible to others, there is less need to guard them against envy, mockery and other accidental assaults

Courts, chaos and Rahman

News from India - 17. August 2018 - 5:17
Iconic composer A.R. Rahman travels across India to meet four diverse and incredible musicians, while we look at a sitcom that needs a saviour

Opinion | Turkey flashes warning sign to Asia

News from India - 16. August 2018 - 20:21
As Asia’s two representatives among the ‘Fragile Five’ emerging markets, there is every reason for Indian and Indonesia to wonder if investors will connect dots


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