Editorial

EDITORIAL

One Swallow Doesn’t Make A Summer... One more year, one last lap towards the next general elections when the people will once again get a choice to choose their own government. The road is not very clear ahead what with some flashes of opposition unity shaking the ruling party’s confidence in...

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DWTRENDS

“It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next 100 years, let alone next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet.” AUSSIES GO DOWN UNDER; CAUGHT CHEATING CRICKET// The disgraced Australian duo of Steve Smith...

Cover story

WOMEN ON THE GO

STORIES OF BRAVE WOMEN WHO HAVE BRAVED IT AT HOME AND THE WORLD While the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we take a look at some interesting women who rule their profession of choice in their own way. Mithali Raj Mithali Raj could well have become a fleet-footed dancer but she ins...

Platform

THE BUSINESS OF NPAS

India’s Non-performing Assets (NPAs) stands at a whopping 9.9 per cent. It has the second highest ratio of NPAs among the major economies of the world. Only Italy, with 16.4 per cent NPAs has more stressed assets. China who we see as our economic competitor has only 1.7 per cent NPAs according t...

Business

LOOMS OF LADAKH

Project Laksal is helping women artisans in Ladakh make profits by weaving Pashmina. This is the story of how an IAS initiative is weaving Pashmina's profits back to Ladakhi women. Pashminas are well-known and well-worn around the world, a style statement in the rarefied social circles, bought at...

Politics

CAN SAUD AND ISRAEL DRAG TRUMP INTO WAR WITH IRAN?

Who is pushing America into a conflict with Iran? The New York Times Op-Ed page headline said it all: “I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.” The column written by Col. Lawrence Wilkerson appeared on February 5, 2018. The date was significant because exactly 15 y...

Internat ional

JUSTIN TRUDEAU POLITICAL ROCKSTAR

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a politician with the maple charm offensive. He lives up to his image of a suave, caring and likeable man. He is able to connect with people. In this era of people not being too enamoured with politicians, the Canadian Prime Minister seems to be the except...

Diary

CUT SHORT

Donald’s Trump decision to not extend H-IB visa to those waiting for a green card or permanent residency will crush the Big American Dream for more than five lakh Indians working in the US. Amit Sengupta writes an imaginary letter to US president Donald Trump on behalf of one such dream seeker. ...

Sports

THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN

Come April and its IPL time - the biggest cricketing circus in the world attracting big bucks. In its 11th edition, the Indian Premier League is ever changing getting ever bigger. A look at how Indian cricket’s premier league crafted its success. The Indian Premier League was designed in a way ...

Travel

WELCOME TO MAJULI ISL AND MAJORLY MAJULI

Hop on that double-decker boat to live the simple life on the Majuli island before it loses the world’s largest river island title. The mighty Brahmaputra’s mighty sweep is a sight you cannot easily forget. Just barely a short walk from the quaint Circuit House on stilts in Dibrugarh on a mon...

Reading Room

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ THE GIFT OF GABO

March 6 marked the 91st birthday of the revered Colombian author who passed away four years ago aged 87. A giant of Latin American culture credited with popularising magic realism, the man behind One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) is not only a hero across ...