Editorial

IT’S THE SPIRIT THAT MATTERS...

“To globalize for the sake of globalizing-as a matter of ego-is perilous. Expanding internationally is hard, risky work. Globalization is not just about putting up a plant. It's not about making an acquisition. It's much, much more.” It is not easy being the fourth generation head of the stori...

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ARTICLE 370 GOES, J&K IS NOW AN UT

The Parliament of India has passed laws which break up the state of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories (UTs) and removed two laws that gave special rights to the state and its permanent residents. The state of J&K has also been reorganized into two UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and L...

Cover Story

KUMAR MANGALAM BIRLA : COMMODITIES KING

KUMAR MANGALAM BIRLA IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ADITYA BIRLA GROUP, ONE OF THE LARGEST CONGLOMERATES IN INDIA. HE CHAIRS THE BOARDS OF ALL OF THE GROUP’S MAJOR COMPANIES IN INDIA AND GLOBALLY. A Commerce Graduate from the University of Mumbai, Mr. Birla is a Chartered Accountant who earned an MBA f...

Platform

AN ECONOMIC AGENDA FOR MODI 2.0

As India embarks on the journey to be a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 (from USD 2.8 trillion in 2018), we need to think through how we drive the double-digit growth that this will require. It is not just about the growth rate, but also the quality of the growth that will be important. Let us exam...

Special Report

LIFTOFF! INDIA LAUNCHES MISSION TO LAND AT THE MOON’S SOUTH POLE

INDIA IS ON ITS WAY TO THE MOON AGAIN — THIS TIME, TO THE LUNAR SURFACE India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit on July 22, 2019. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perige...

Travel

SAKURA SEASON WHEN JAPAN TURNS PINK

Hanami cherry blossom viewing — is an extremely popular activity in Japan that both locals and tourists enjoy during cherry blossom season every year. For a short week or two every year, sakura trees blossom and Japan is transformed into a visually arresting sea of pink. You can be a part of th...

Celebration

MBD GROUP TOUCHING LIVES

10 July is a milestone for the MBD family each year. On this day MBD Group reaffirms its faith in the principles of Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra, who taught us the value of good work and good deeds. This July 10 marked the 9th Founder’s Day for the Group and the 74th birth anniversary of the revere...

Environment

HEATWAVE SCORCHES EUROPE

The 2019 heatwave got its start in late June, when warm air masses from the Sahara first hit Spain and then spread to Central Europe. A pair of high-pressure systems was responsible for drawing in the warm air and suppressing cloud cover. The exceptional heat lasted through the month, and it could...

Profile

DR. SHASHI THAROOR “INDIA MATTERS TO ME AND I WOULD LIKE TO MATTER TO INDIA”

Currently a Lok Sabha MP fromThiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, Dr. Sashi Tharoor is an author, politician, and former international civil servant. During his nearly three-decade long prior career at the United Nations, he serv...

Garnish

BEST PLACES TO EAT OUT IN LONDON

Looking for the perfect foodie spot when you visit London? bbcgoodfood.com lists out the capital's best cafés, pubs and restaurants for you Cora Pearl, Covent Garden Pesto, butternut squash and goat’s curd on plate Cora Pearl, a small, buzzing Covent Garden restaurant, has a menu that is reas...

Reading Room

A CHAPTER FROM SHILLONG TIMES

The Foreigners Debu got off the bus at Police Bazar. It was Shillong’s high street— home to many of its iconic shopping destinations like Lila Brothers, Radharani Stores and Ratna’s Mascot. It was early evening and the place was bustling with office-goers finishing the day’s shopping on t...