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Love and Censorship | Books
The most striking thing about Srishti Chaudhary's Once upon a Curfew is its subject-a love story set in the time of the Emergency. Period romances in India usually stay away from political events of the contemporary era and this must indeed be one of
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Game of Skills | Specialisations
Neeti Paithankar, Third year, BBA in Aviation Management, Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management, Mumbai: When you begin your higher education, you learn how little you actually know. I realised that when I joined the Institute of Logistics a
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Even Bitter is Sweet | Books
In Joanne Harris's latest book, The Strawberry Thief, the fourth instalment in the successful 'Chocolat' series, we return to the fictional French town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes where Harris's recurring heroine, the witch and chocolatier Vianne Roche
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E-Learning Caters to Today's Demands | Interview
Education is the passport to the future, and e-learning is the wave of tomorrow. And as the needs of the job market and industry continue to evolve, education and technology need to collaborate to teach digital skills and prepare graduates for the jo
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When the Love Stories End | Books
Avvaiyar, the legendary Tamil poet and wise woman, takes centre-stage in the poem The Fine Art of Ageing in Arundhathi Subramaniam's latest anthology, Love Without a Story. 'Spare me the desperation of the old/ she says/ and the puerility of the youn
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Gear Up For the Future | New-Age Courses
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT We all live our lives on our phones. From payments and bookings to shopping, ordering food, playing games and reading-today, mobile applications are the mainstay of day-to-day work. Applications like Uber, Amazon, Paytm
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The Duffers' Guide to Streaming Success | Web Series
Twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, the brains behind Netflix's hit science-fiction horror show, Stranger Things, talk about their "Barb-like" high school days, meeting the expectations of their demanding fans and about ending the show when the time
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Look Back In Anger
Anubhav Sinha can't think back to the epiphanous moment that would explain his transformation from the director of duds like Cash and Tum Bin 2 to one who is earning plaudits for his powerful and socially relevant dramas, Mulk and Article 15. He says
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A Tough Balancing Act | Budget 2019
Budget 2019 was drafted amid high expectations and severe constraints. And finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to stick to the straight and narrow path of fiscal prudence. The advocates of growth-above-all would have been disappointed, but Si
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Wind of Change | Edtech
From a very young age, students are conditioned to attend brick-and-mortar establishments that still have a highly theoretical exam-driven system, where the emphasis is on scoring marks, not on gaining knowledge or understanding its application in th
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Jailhouse Blues | Kerala
After three years in power, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has finally realised that the state police are doing him more harm than good. Having gotten over his aversion to the police-a result of his experiences during the Emergency-Vijayan had backe
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Glasshouse
Didi versus Bhaiyya It seems textiles and women and child development minister Smriti Irani won't simply sit back and bask in the glory of a famous election victory over Rahul Gandhi. She is planning to make a permanent place for herself in the minds
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All Power to the Tribe | Chhattisgarh
The appointment of a new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president in Chhattisgarh is an affirmation of life in the grand old party, struck by a sort of decision-making paralysis in the aftermath of the Lok Sabha rout and the subsequent resignation
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Lessons From a Meltdown | Books
The bankruptcy filing by Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008, had an even bigger impact on the industrial world than the Great Depression of 1929-39. It also gave rise to a record number of books studying the causes, impact and regulatory lacunae t
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Nitish Keeps the Congress Interested | Bihar
When Rahul Gandhi visited Patna on July 6 in connection with a court case, he made an unscheduled stopover at a restaurant where he ordered an onion dosa and coffee. So happens that both the restaurant and the dish are known to be well-loved by the B
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Chatter
Big Brother's Watching There was a small kerfuffle last week over a letter sent from the HRD ministry to higher educational institutes to "connect all the students' Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram accounts" with those of their school and the ministry. S
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Global Classrooms | E-Learning
It doesn't matter which college you go to or what field your career is in; e-learning platforms can augment your skill set. Five experts on why massive online open courses are the way forward: There is a notable demand for educational programmes from
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This Car Ain't Movin' Yet
It's not enough of a start to get going. The budget announcement to cut GST on electric vehicles from 12 to 5 per cent, aimed at the manufacturer, and the sop of an income tax deduction on purchase, directed at the prospective buyer, is likely to lur
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The Growth Question | Budget 2019
Six experts weigh in on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget and assess if enough has been done to put a flagging economy back on track. Q. How would you categorise this budget? Is it a growth budget? Will it stimulate the economy? A.
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The Passing Of A 'Karmayogi'
Industrialist Basant Kumar Birla, who passed away in Mumbai on July 3 at the age of 98, was one of India's sharpest and most respected businessmen of the post-Independence era. BK 'babu', as he was fondly called, spent most of his life in Kolkata, ov
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The 5 Trillion Dollar Mission | Budget 2019
In an unusual exposition, the Economic Survey 2018-19, released before the Union budget by chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian, devoted an entire chapter to behavioural economics that enunciated four major tactics to implement public pol
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The Problem of Being Naresh Goyal
A look-out circular by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a probe by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) and an income tax investigation- Naresh Goyal, former chairman of Jet Airways, has received a lot of attention since he was ousted fro
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Start-Up Succour | Budget 2019
While finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was presenting the Union budget on July 5, Tarun Mehta, 30, co-founder of the electric scooters maker Ather Energy was in Chennai, gearing up for a big launch in a city with 4 million two-wheelers on its road
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Making Every Second Count | Kiran Rao Q&A
Q. Most filmmakers like to take time to tell a story. You return from a nine-year hiatus with two 10-second Facebook 'Thumbstopper' films. A. It was happenstance. The idea was to create a social impact and illustrate that duration is not crucial to s
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Whose Land Is It Anyway?
The Bhupesh Baghel government in Chhattisgarh is taking the battle against the Maoists right into the heart of rebel territory. Not better guns or intelligence gathering, the weapon of choice this time is a clause in the forest rights law that author
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Musical Maharaja | Music
On July 18, the Durbar Hall of the Mysore Palace, with its ornate ceilings and colonnades, will resound to the strains of Western classical music. To celebrate the birth centenary of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the last ruler of Mysore, his family is
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The Company They Keep | Theatre
"Khujli," answers Ratna Pathak Shah. The itch. The question: what has kept the theatre group Motley going for 40 years? "Another reason is that it's the only place where you can train as an actor," she adds. "How do you work on your craft or on your
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Will Rap For Revolution | Music
Therukural, an independent Tamil hip-hop album by Arivu and OfRo, holds up a mirror to political angst and caste-based inequalities in an attempt to reclaim human dignity. Arivu of The Casteless Collective, writer and singer of Therukural, speaks abo
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From the Editor-in-Chief
In business schools, they tell visionary companies to have a BHAG (pronounced bee-hag; Big Hairy Audacious Goal) or, in new-age terminology, a 'moonshot'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great one for this. He had one in the latest budget too- to d
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