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Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will put on an empty show

News from India - 15. July 2018 - 17:18
US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin some interests and goals, but it will be hard to formalize them or even package them into informal bargains that both parties would hold up

The Indian economy: Here comes the sun

News from India - 15. July 2018 - 16:20
Private sector activity is picking up. So is inflation. Policymakers should now stick to the basics

Lifehacks for when a robot wants your job

News from India - 14. July 2018 - 11:33
The threat from automation is in the flows part of banks’ global markets business, the most important chunk of the biggest division of investment banking

Why calorie count on restaurant menus matter

News from India - 14. July 2018 - 7:27
More people are eating out more frequently even as meals offered by restaurants—both large-chain and local stand-alones—come under the scanner for their high scalories

An old Mumbai art gallery draws millennials

News from India - 14. July 2018 - 6:27
One hopes the gallery will continue to create new urban movements. Not ones that treat millennials as lesser consumers but ones that would involve them more actively in the gallery’s regular programming

What lovers must steal from the free speech movement

News from India - 14. July 2018 - 5:40
When the price for speaking up is high, people shut up. This is what happens at the political level, and this is exactly what happens between lovers too

The most unkind cut of all

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 12:15
Like the bureaucracy, the English language, cricket and tea, independent India also inherited from the British a great fondness for censorship

Expecting the expected and other kitchen scheming

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 9:06
It takes heart, soul and thought to keep your family interested in what you cook. Predictability—but not too much—doesn’t hurt

Modern music has always faced the censor’s ire

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 6:21
Contemporary music has faced the censor’s ire for decades. In the mid-1950s, Chicago’s radio stations received thousands of letters complaining against the ‘dirty music’ they were allegedly playing

Healing oneself to heal others

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 6:12
The diversity of people we meet in the clinic’s waiting room is testimony to Tsewang Dolkar Khangkar’s fame and effectiveness

Tracing the longest straight line on Earth

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 6:03
What’s the longest straight line on land? And over water? The problem is tougher to solve than you may think, but researchers have found answers

Time for Wrestle Woman-ia

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 5:54
The second season of ‘GLOW’ is a triumphant, self-aware return to the ring

When Papa was lynched

News from India - 13. July 2018 - 5:35
Abdul Hamid and Imraz Bashir, both 20-year-old college students in Karnataka, don’t know each other. But fate decided they would be linked

Malaysia has a powerful message for Asia

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 19:03
There’s little doubt these are exciting days in Malaysia and that Mahathir Mohamad is giving investors myriad reasons to cheer

India needs to focus on water efficiency

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 18:34
Preserving water resources for the sustainable growth of India complements the noble vision of doubling farmer incomes by 2022

Why productivity isn’t matching technology

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 18:30
The relationship between them may depend on who accrues income from the new inventions and what their additional consumption is

Europe’s remarkable ability to remain in denial

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 18:26
Any objective assessment of the Eurogroup’s recent deal on Greek public debt would conclude that it condemns Greece to permanent debt bondage

A weak state problem, not a WhatsApp problem

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 18:21
The Indian state lacks the capacity to maintain a monopoly on violence and the will to address this

Iran sanctions: A need to look beyond the US

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 18:21
The presence of the Indian diaspora in Gulf countries and Chinese efforts to facilitate the rise of petro-yuan should shape India’s response to sanctions on Iran

Anyone in the mood for dividends?

News from India - 12. July 2018 - 7:33
It would be ideal if dividend plans are junked or at least investors learn that there is no need to link returns with cashflows in mutual funds


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