Editorial

CELEBRATING SUCCESS...

The more things change, the more they remain constant. There are chances that in the rush to fast, feast, shop and celebrate in the ongoing festive season, we may forget what these celebrations are all about. But look closely, and there it is – you can see Durga’s determination to vanquish all...

Up To Date

POLLUTION SEASON IS HERE!

The month of November-December doesn’t just bring the season of festivals-it also marks the start of a frightening ‘pollution season’ for much for northern India, especially the National Capital Region. And this year promises to be no different. October is the month when farmers in Punjab a...

Cover Story

RATAN NAVAL TATA : INDIA’S COOLEST BUSINESS TYCOON

Born to a family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists who founded ironworks and steelworks, cotton mills, and hydroelectric power plants that proved crucial to India’s industrial development, Ratan Naval Tata comes from a Parsi family. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (1839— 1904) was the fou...

Platform

THE INDIAN HOMELAND SECURITY INDUSTRY

THE INTRINSIC NEED to protect its people has catapulted India’s Homeland Security sector into unprecedented growth. The Homeland Security market comprises capital spend from central and state governments, private sector and some part of export demand. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s push f...

Special Report

NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS 2018

EVERY YEAR IN early October, the world turns its gaze towards Sweden and Norway as the Nobel Laureates are announced in Stockholm and Oslo. Millions of people visit the website of the Nobel Foundation during this time. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to people and organisations every year since ...

Diplomacy

INDIA ELECTED TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES

INDIA IS ELECTED to the United Nations top human rights body with maost number of votes from Asian Pacific region. India is elected to this body for a period of three years, starting from 1st of January 2019 by getting 188 votes. The 193 member United Nations General Assembly has held elections to...

Environment

LOSING EARTH

Climate report warns of extreme weather, displacement of millions without action, reports The National Academies Press Read on... BOTH ABRUPT CHANGES in the physical climate system and steady changes in climate that can trigger abrupt changes in other physical, biological, and human systems prese...

Defence

UAVS INDIA’S MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

The Indian armed forces already have in service the indigenously designed and manufactured Nishant and the Israeli Heron and Searcher I & II UAVs. General Dalbir Singh Suhag, the former COAS, had said during an interview in January 2015, “UAVs would play a vital role in future battles and th...

Fashion

FASHION FOR COLD WEATHER

Explore the key fashion trends this winter... Fusing luxurious design with technical expertise, the Jimmy Choo VOYAGER boot warms the soul (quite literally) with an innovative heated in-sole, controlled wirelessly by an app on your phone. An urban trek boot design for both men and women, the Jimm...

Profile

TUMI JAAKE BHALOBASHO...

ONE OF THE MOST versatile and talented Rabindrasangeet & folk singer, Iman Chakraborty has made a mark in the world of Indian music. Her stage presence and quality of voice has been widely appreiciated ever since she won the National Award for the Best Singer category for the song Tumi Jaake B...

Travel

HITCH HIKER

There is no escaping the fact that Paris exists as a city of romance in our mind, and it is rightly so. Paris and Love have always been synonyms to many of us. But why is Paris the city of love? Is it because the French culture has been tolerant to public displays of affection? Or is it because of...

Reading Room

UNDERSTANDING PAKISTAN’S DEEP STATE

Though there are many books by eminent writers, diplomats and strategic analysts on the turbulent relationship existing between the two neighbours, India and Pakistan and the wars they have fought with each other, yet very few books exist which have exclusively deliberated upon the deep state of P...

Technology

YOUR GADGETS JUST GOT SMARTER

Looking for a fitness tracker? The Fitbit Alta HR is a great place to start. Unlike a smartwatch, the battery lasts a whole week and the slim and discreet band houses plenty of tech. It tracks steps, calories burned, sleep and heart rate and comes in six colours. The only downside is it’s not wa...