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Bosses can help reduce employee stress and burnout

The global economy loses $1 trillion a year in productivity as a result of depression and anxiety, the World Health Organization has found.
Kumar Mangalam Birla

Tensions between nationalism & globalisation will define this decade, says Birla

The world in no longer flat, said Kumar Mangalam Birla as he noted that ‘slowbalization' would be the emerging trend and will be more regional.
Telecommunications (Representative image) | Pixabay

Telecom sector crisis shows India is hanging up on the future

India seems determined to push telecom businesses into crushing debt & possible bankruptcy, instead of ensuring the sector remains healthy & competitive.
Jagmeet Singh, leader of the New Democratic Party, meeting constituents in Courtenay—Alberni, British Columbia

With Sikhs, minorities and 37% women in fray, Canada’s election is a diverse free-for-all

In an interview, political scientist Amanda Bittner explains why this is an historic election for Canada and how the multiparty system affects outcomes.
Boxes at an Amazon Inc. in Bengaluru | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

Amazon, Flipkart & Mukesh Ambani will help save India’s banks

A new credit tap is starting to gurgle with pocket-sized loans feeding online consumption and demand coming from smaller cities and towns.
A night view of Karachi | Commons

Karachi a malfunctioning megacity, but displays Pakistan’s tenacity

The cliched claim that Pakistan is a fragile tinderbox which is likely to collapse into civil war is often heard but the ground realities are vastly different.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump during Howdy Modi! event in Houston | ANI Photo

‘Howdy, Modi!’ risks dividing the US on relations with India

A Democrat-Republican divide on India policy isn’t in New Delhi’s interest. Nor are events that make ties look like they’re based on egos of populists.
Chinese goods sold in India during Diwali (representational image) | Commons

India runs risk of becoming loser on trade if it doesn’t sign RCEP deal

India’s turn to protectionism needs to be reversed if it has any hope of employing the millions of young people graduating its schools every year.
File photo of Thomas Piketty | Facebook

Piketty jumps the shark with new book, attempts to set out a manifesto for modern Left

Picketty's book will make you believe anything is possible — even 'participatory socialism'. The impracticality detracts from his economical analysis.
19th century Samurai suit of armour

The great stagnation in clothing innovation needs to end

Imagine everyone having custom-made and custom-fitted clothing, perhaps with the aid of robot tailors, and readily available 3-D body scanning devices.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
8 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Who is to blame for CAA violence: Delhi Police or politics of Modi government?

9 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump | @narendramodi | Twitter

Trump says US-India to sign $3 billion in defence deals

The US State Department last week approved a potential sale of arms to India, including air-defence radars and missiles, rifles and other equipment.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.