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Why the Kashmir ceasefire during Ramzan was doomed

News from India - 18. June 2018 - 16:51
Whether it is the domestic process in Kashmir or the external strategy against Pakistan, the Narendra Modi government has relied on ad hoc measures

The world isn’t ready for the ‘Deep Fake’ revolution

News from India - 18. June 2018 - 16:01
‘Deep Fake’ are videos made with the help of Artificial Intelligence that appear genuine but depict events or speech that never happened

Vikram Akula’s inside story of SKS Microfinance will remain untold

News from India - 18. June 2018 - 8:44
‘Micro-Meltdown’, written by SKS Microfinance founder Vikram Akula, once the poster boy of Indian microfinance, is a gripping tale of what it takes to build a world-class financial institution and how to destroy it

The perils of being a saint in modern times

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 21:49
Depression is the new epidemic in this fast-changing world and now spiritual leaders, who are treating these issues, are themselves falling victim to the condition

The G-7 is dead, long live the G-7?

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 17:29
It is entirely possible that an entirely new G-7 comprising Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, India, Japan and South Korea could emerge

Nepal’s uncertain transition to federalism

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 17:23
Federalism was never an agenda of most national-level political parties. It came about as a political compromise among parties

Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 17:18
The time has come to proactively further cooperation between India, Japan, the US and Australia to ensure prosperity and stability in the region

Demonetisation failed to make India a ‘less cash’ society

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 17:06
The ratio of currency in circulation as share of broad money is back at pre-demonetisation levels, according to Reserve Bank of India data

Rape laws in the land of happiness

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 16:48
Rape as a fourth-degree felony has not been an effective deterrent in Bhutan. The minimum imprisonment term should be increased

Dealing with the global monetary policy divergence

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 16:42
The difference in the policy stance of large central banks will increase complications for global financial markets and put more pressure on emerging market currencies

How about an unusual gift on Father’s Day? Emulating his financial habits

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 10:29
Low interest rates and returns from traditional investments, such as fixed deposits and post office schemes, means the older generation needs market-linked options, such as mutual funds

A father’s basic financial toolkit

News from India - 17. June 2018 - 9:31
Your own emergency fund, medical insurance and retirement funds are your financial oxygen masks. Don’t forget to strap them on even as you work on your parental financial toolkit

‘Ashwatthama’: Where myth and life collide

News from India - 16. June 2018 - 16:38
Pushpendra Singh’s ‘Ashwatthama’ is an anti-narrative film about a little boy obsessed with a narrative

Jerry Garcia: A prequel to the Grateful Dead

News from India - 16. June 2018 - 13:56
‘Jerry Garcia Before The Dead’, a box set of five LPs, contains extensive recordings of songs that he played in the early 1960s, much before the formation of Grateful Dead

‘Just leap. The net will appear’

News from India - 16. June 2018 - 13:46
Jo Chopra-McGowan may have started Latika Roy Foundation in Dehradun as just a school for her daughter Moy Moy, but it has now evolved into a network of centres for those working with the disabled

How Muheet Mehraj is taking Kashmiri handicraft to the world

News from India - 16. June 2018 - 12:01
Muheet Mehraj’s startup Kashmir Box, which sells Kashmiri handicraft online, has grown from a simple e-commerce firm to a champion of Kashmiri entrepreneurship, one that identifies itself as a social impact company

A Maratha prince’s morality play

News from India - 16. June 2018 - 11:32
The ‘Sati Dana Suramu’ is, on the face of it, a simple parody. But viewed in its context, Shahuji Bhonsle, we find, was making a comment on society itself

Heritage is what we do not have to preserve

News from India - 16. June 2018 - 7:39
As the example of Thiruvananthapuram shows, the real heritage of a place does not lie in what the municipality controls, rather, it survives within its people

Using peer-to-peer payment apps can hurt your relationships

News from India - 15. June 2018 - 17:31
Precise payments among friends or colleagues may signal that the sender is treating the relationship as transactional

Take your pick: cricket, burgers, armageddon?

News from India - 14. June 2018 - 19:58
It’s not easy to theorize credibly in the rich arena of politics and international relations, for enough has been said already. But experts in matters of war are undeterred

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