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Talent, torment and the transformation of Cat Power

16. February 2018 - 8:31
Singer-songwriter Chan Marshall is a unique interpreter of songs and emotions

The top 10 stand-up comedy specials on Netflix

16. February 2018 - 8:21
The best in comedy on Netflix, courtesy Dave Chappelle, Hasan Minhaj, Jen Kirkman and others

Rote myzomela: Honeyeater’s new tune

16. February 2018 - 7:17
How bioacoustics is helping ornithologists to discover new species

Jodhabai: More than Akbar’s wife

16. February 2018 - 6:49
Jodhabai was described by a contemporary as ‘a great adventurer’, she towered over phenomenal business enterprises even while sequestered in the Mughal harem

Bankers, not bureaucrats, should run India’s banks

16. February 2018 - 5:40
State control has enabled rather than prevented massive frauds

Why LTCG tax on stock market investments is a welcome move

16. February 2018 - 3:43
There is now better parity in India’s tax treatment of LTCG from equities with other countries and better integration with the global markets

Budget 2018: The reality behind the rhetoric

16. February 2018 - 2:13
The sad experience of several Asian countries such as China, Indonesia and the Philippines, which introduced social insurance for private healthcare provisions at low levels of per capita income, is a dire warning

The story of Jeremy John Bujakowski, India’s Winter Olympics pioneer

16. February 2018 - 0:00
In both 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics, Jeremy Bujakowski was India’s lone representative, and participated in the skiing competitions with little success

The great Indian history wars

15. February 2018 - 23:51
All sides are guilty of using history for partisan battles rather than for genuine understanding

RBI’s new NPA rules may hurt but will drain the swamp

15. February 2018 - 23:49
While bank books might get worse over the next 12 months, in the longer term, the new NPA rules will ensure that the books reflect actual underlying asset quality

Lessons from GST for eliminating the Rs1 trillion lying around as float

15. February 2018 - 20:39
Unclogging the government’s financial pipeline requires expanding workflow- driven IT platforms akin to MGNREGS for all central sector, centrally sponsored and state government schemes

Asia’s reform report card is a mixed bag

15. February 2018 - 20:21
Here’s a report card of Asia’s key reformist leaders, ranked best to worst

The giver’s circle

15. February 2018 - 20:19
Influence of education, the need to uplift society and feel-good factor aside, family influence is a key factor of why and how people give

We’ll not advertise our work; will you still partner us?

15. February 2018 - 20:18
In the corporate social responsibility space, the unwritten ask is often for publicity. Donors will ask you to publicize the partnership in return for funds

Populism’s pitfalls

15. February 2018 - 19:43
Populists, many of whom come to power promising to end corruption, often end up becoming part of the problem

It’s time we owned up to our tourism burden

15. February 2018 - 11:40
Goa can experiment like tourist destinations across the world are doing—regulate accommodation, bring together communities to brainstorm and enforce sustainable tourism

Making Singapore homes great again for banks isn’t easy

15. February 2018 - 8:36
The best start to a year since 2014 in Singapore’s property market seems to have finally lifted the spirits of investors in its banks

Warren Buffett’s right-hand man misfires defending Wells Fargo

15. February 2018 - 5:58
Regulators don’t take their cue from shareholders, even those of the most influential variety. For that, we should be grateful

Is Mamata Banerjee looking to erase the Singur chapter with Ford pitch?

15. February 2018 - 3:55
Mamata Banerjee wants a spark of Narendra Modi’s Gujarat in West Bengal. She is hoping for Alfred Ford’s consciousness of that fact

The double-threat to liberal democracy

15. February 2018 - 0:26
The possibility of liberal democracy is always undercut by illiberal democracy at one end and what we call ‘liberal autocracy’ at the other