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Several tech brands besides Facebook and Google are tracking us

Facebook and Google would be able to buy data from other ad market players even if they were banned from gathering information about users’ browsing.
air pollution

Air pollution is a public health problem also related to racial injustice

In sum, African-Americans are hit especially hard by air pollution, even though they cause relatively little of it.
Climate Change

The idea that all climate goals will be realised by 2030 is clearly fanciful

Our choices can make the difference since new study shows pursuit of some goals appears to stir up far fewer conflicts than pursuing others.
Representative Image

Age-old business of selling youth to the aging is likely never to stop

The global market for anti-aging products is expected to exceed $330 billion by 2021.
A garment factory in Bangladesh (Representational image)

India vs Bangladesh is the new development model race in South Asia

Bangladesh is taking the traditional manufacturing path to progress. India’s service-centric path could leapfrog manufacturing completely.
Residents stand in line at a volunteer humanitarian aid camp set up for medical treatments in the Macarao neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela | Adriana Loureiro Fernandez/Bloomberg

Venezuela represents the failure of the Left

While many on the Left are now keen to disavow any connection to the Venezuelan disaster, their earlier enthusiasm is on the record.
Construction site

India is sleepwalking to trouble on debt of real estate developers

A lack of project cash flows, combined with costlier refinancing, could force property assets to head straight to the morgue after moratorium.
Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

Now NBFCs are dreading bankruptcies in the real estate sector

Blinded by falling funding costs, NBFCs raised their exposure to property firms by 46% over 3 years even as banks have been extremely cautious.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Kisan Rally in Jaipur | PTI

India can’t afford to guarantee a minimum income

The biggest problem with such ideas taking center stage in India’s political economy is that it distracts attention from the more pressing task at hand — creating high-quality jobs.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Subhash Chandra’s Zee drama was scripted in the shadows of the messy IL&FS bankruptcy

It’s clear now that the real reason for the Zee crisis is the debt load & the collapse of IL&FS found a mention in Subhash Chandra’s mea culpa.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.


A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.