Editorial

EDITORIAL

Another Year Comes To An End; A New Beginning The end is always a beginning, giving rise to fresh hope and opportunity. It’s hard to believe that the year has come and is almost gone. It seems like only yesterday that we were still in the hot days of summer and were surviving through the balmy ...

Up-to-Date

GUJARAT RATTLES BJP; HIMACHAL WALKS OVER

IPL 2017 Mumbai Ke Naam “You may not like the BJP, but please do not do anything to derail the country’s development.” ELECTIONS// The Bharatiya Janata Party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has won two important state elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Result...

Cover Story

LEADING THE PACK

MBD Group’s hotels have set a new benchmark for itself and for the industry at large. Its high standards and eye for the minutest detail has added one more word in the local lexicon for hospitality – MBD It’s been standing tall against the Noida skyline for 14 years now. Elegant and imposin...

Platform

CHASING THE DEMON

The demon unleashed itself on 8 November 2016.A year on, a look at how it affected a nation's life IN AN INTERVIEW TO ‘The Wire’, eminent economist and former professor of economics, Prabhat Patnaik, was, as usual, incisive: “There is a feeling that black money is basically a stock of money...

Politics

MOTHER OF ALL PARADOXES

Are Muslisms Indispensable For The Hindutva Project? The Hindutva project would come down like melting ice cream if there were no Muslims, no Kashmir and no Pakistan to hate. This is elementary. Muslims, in other words, are an essential requirement for the BJP to win elections. Results from Gujar...

Business

GIVING WING TO AILING COMPANIES

The story of the man who turned Spicejet around. It was at the fag end of 2014 that the airline which was once making waves in the air seemed to be headed for the ground. Once India’s second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet was on the verge of shutting shop People thought it was going...

International

100 YEARS OF THE REVOLUTION

The centenary of the Russian revolution comes at a strange moment. It is not being officially marked let alone celebrated in Putin’s Russia. The collapse and demise of communism in 1991 appears to have consigned it ironically to what Trotsky termed the dustbin of history. Certainly, it has not ...

Sports

ALL IN THE GAME

2017 has been a good year for Indian sports. What to look forward in 2018. In cricket one of the greatest players of the game was hooked for a six; the Virat-Anoushka marriage was by far the high point in the sporting world as the year closed curtains over a great sporting years. Sports have had ...

Garnish

THE INDIAN MORINGA

Why has the Indian Moringa left all Superfoods behind? Foreign Superfoods have serious competition from an indigenous food called Moringa, made from the leaves of the drumstick, which has been a part of our traditional diet in India for ages now. The drumstick tree is often referred to as a mirac...

Reading Room.

COURTING POLITICS

A much-needed tribute to nine of our ‘big-time’ lawyer-politicians One is described as calm as a millpond, another as an “incredible flirt” who terms himself a “sinner with a clean conscience”; then there is the “details lawyer” and another who is “arrogant about his gumption”...

Diary

LET’S HOPE THE WORLD IN 2018 IS A BETTER PLACE

The year 2016 ended almost on the same note as the beginning of 2017. However, there is a big difference. Last year ended with the bad, bad, bad hangover of Donald Trump taking over as US President. As a journalist and academic reporting on the American polls from Boston and New York, I could sen...