Monday, February 6, 2023


India’s Buddhist nuns you don’t hear about: Landladies, loan sharks, merchants

Voices of Buddhist women have been lost to us. But new research reveals they had brilliant commercial and religious minds, and shaped the financial fortunes of the Buddhist sangha.

Budget 2023, BBC, Bageshwar Dham have a common link – being ‘high’ on TV channels’ agenda

On Times Now, one ‘expert’ saw conspiracies everywhere: he alleged that the BBC employs a 'disproportionate' number of Pakistanis. Ahem.

Budget 2023 energising debates on defence spending but Indian police left begging

For years, experts have argued the case for rethinking the Centre-state relationship regarding the police. The time to debate police financing is running out.

Budget 2023 takes a leap in reducing India’s fiscal deficit

Measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2023 are clearly not populist, which has been the convention.

Some hits and misses for India’s agricultural sector in Budget 2023

A dedicated fund for start-ups in rural India is a much-needed thrust but Budget 2023 has unexpectedly slashed allocation to the agriculture ministry and reduced funds for MGNREGA by 33%.

How the new tax regime encourages long-term savings like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

The transition to a new tax regime will be a smart move by existing taxpayers in search of simplicity and more disposable income.

Wetlands can help reach sustainable goals but not all of them are blue carbon ecosystems

To shed light onto the complexity of the carbon sink capacities of wetlands, it is highly important to differentiate capacities within and between ecosystems.

Bharat Jodo Yatra gives Rahul Gandhi second chance, has killed ‘foolish dilettante’ image

There was no way a flailing dynast could have taken on a leader like Narendra Modi. But now, with the change in the way he is perceived, Rahul Gandhi finally has a shot.

Aditya Chopra is no longer a rumour. He is about to turn real in Netflix’s The Romantics

The best of Bollywood, including Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan will feature in the Netflix series.

How Sitharaman can live up to her Budget promise of KYC simplification

Our response to KYC problems has been to bring technology to streamline processes. The problem is that they often don’t work as well as one would have hoped.

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Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf went from being warmaker, dictator to yelling on Indian TV...

His worldview was shaped by the foundational logic of Pakistan — that its people could preserve its purity only in a separate State achieved by mutilating India.

How Maharashtra plans to make Mumbai & satellite towns a 250...

Maharashtra govt's goal is to eventually make the state a trillion-dollar economy. For this, it’s pushing to boost the economy of its most valued asset — the Mumbai Metropolitan Area.


India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.