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WPL changing cricket crowd culture. Kids in stands scream Jemimah, men now say ‘batswoman’

Mumbai, Navi Mumbai: The father-daughter duo settled into their seats in the West Stand at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on a sultry Sunday evening to...

Dancing Shiva in Samarkand: Central Asian traders spread Hinduism, Buddhism along Silk Road

800 years before Babur, Hindu gods were worshipped by merchant diasporas in Central Asia.

State govts are getting into UPSC coaching game—not for business but as a strategy

From Gujarat to West Bengal and Kerala to Uttar Pradesh, state-run UPSC coaching centres are now part of the Rs 3,000 crore industry in India. But they don’t market themselves overtly.

Rs 2.5 lakh ‘settlement’, but nightmares persist — how ‘tortured’ Assam worker ‘moved on’

After alleging she was beaten and confined in a Haryana IPS officer’s house last year, Assam domestic worker accepted a 'settlement' to ‘move on’, her parents claim.

Kashmiri jihad has disappeared. Its only hope now is for New Delhi to make big mistakes

Since 2001, jihad in Kashmir has often been perched on the edge of the abyss—only to claw its way back because of the failure to build a democratic political order.

Noida sectors are buzzing with co-working spaces. A start-up culture is taking shape

Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram are teeming with co-working spaces. From coders, scriptwriters to stand-up comics, there’s a hot-desk for everyone.

Hindu Rashtra doesn’t sanctify Amritpal’s Sikh separatism. Breaking India won’t fix problems

It’s odd that in a country where students have been detained for months under UAPA, Singh, with his men wielding heavy weapons, is propagating his pernicious messages.

Does ASI protected monuments list need pruning? Historians debate what’s nationally important

Many historians fear that once de-notified, cemeteries, tombs and lesser-known structures will join the ranks of Delhi’s neglected and forgotten monuments.

North-South divide is feeding migrant fears. But no one asks why Bihar has no factories

Indians spreading disinformation about mistreatment of migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu must ask why northern states lag southern states in achieving basic governance.

BJP Pasmanda outreach biggest disruption since Mandal. Desire for quota rising among Muslims

Scooter yatra, Sneh sammelan, personal meetings with PM—BJP is already prepping for 2024 by Pasmanda outreach.

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PM Modi with industrialists | ANI

Cronyism isn’t new. Are we now seeing politics of business turn...

The Modani model demands a new theory for a State that is at once powerful and weak–powerful in its patronage and punishment but weak in its regulative capacity.
Representative image | Pixabay

India is prime ground for impact investments. Four factors are driving...

Samridhi fund, social stock exchange, Atal innovation mission--the Indian government's policy initiatives are further facilitating an investing landscape in India.


Defence minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: PTI

Made-in-India ATAGS, BrahMos, choppers: Modi govt clears defence acquisitions worth Rs...

Defence ministry gives nod for capital acquisition under new category of Buy Indian-IDDM. HAL emerges big winner as Navy proposals constitute more than Rs 56,000 cr.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.