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With love, from Khan Market—How Mira Kulkarni made Forest Essentials more than a store

In her book ‘Essentially Mira’, Mira Kulkarni about how she built India’s first luxury Ayurveda beauty empire.

Weaving Jamdani — a 40-inch piece of saree that lived through Partition

Both men and women made Jamdani, a saree that came out of the Dhaka muslin industry and was brought to India by Persian craftsmen.

At 1:45 am, as India slept, SC heard case on who would form Karnataka govt—Congress or BJP

In ‘From the Trenches’, lawyer Abhishek Singhvi writes about his dramatic legal battles — from Sabarimala to Cyrus Mistry v Tata, and late-night government formations.

Fight today not with Congress, but with China – When Jana Sangh supported Nehru

In 'The Rise of the BJP', Bhupender Yadav and Ila Patnaik write how the Jana Sangh tried to draw the government’s attention to Chineseadventurism across the Indo-China border in 1962.

‘Dreams crushed, savings gone’—How Vigneshwara Developers scammed hundreds, escaped liability

In ‘Progress of the Indian Economy: Legislative Proactivism since 2015, Vivek Sood discusses the importance of economic reforms in the judicial system.

Why Salman Khan is the most-discussed but least-studied stars of Bollywood

In 'Bombay Cinema's Islamicate Histories', Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen outline the history and influence of Muslim cultures in Indian cinema.

T1 or Avni knew when to stay away from humans. She was a smart man-eating tigress

In ‘Avni’, Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, the man who led the operation to kill T1, reveals the true story behind the biggest man-eating tiger operation in independent India.

How Punjabi journalists became ‘willing tool’ for extremists and police after Blue Star

In 'Turmoil in Punjab', Ramesh Inder Singh gives an eyewitness account of Operation Blue Star and how the strife in the state led to terrorism in the media.

‘Born out of personal trauma’: Why this Polish novel speaks to war-torn Ukraine

Zanna Sloniowska’s ‘The House with the Stained-Glass Window’, about four generations of women surviving war, is allowing Ukrainians to express trauma.

Big brother problem — Unlike India, China’s ties with our neighbourhood not marred by history

In ‘The China Factor’, Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury writes that while China’s strategic interests in India’s neighbourhood have increased, this has not been an entirely unilateral decision.

On Camera

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The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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