Monday, 16 May, 2022
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Topic: book excerpt

How Krishnan Nair gave world ‘Made in India’ with ‘Bleeding Madras’ cotton, a US sensation

In 'Capture the Dream', Karkaria talks about Krishnan Nair—Leela hotels founder who became a sensation with his 'Bleeding Madras' fabric.

Why Rahul Dravid flipped seeing Suresh Raina wearing an FCUK T-shirt in Malaysia

In his book 'Believe', retired Indian cricketer Suresh Raina writes with Bharat Sundaresan that he never feared anyone more than Rahul Dravid on and off the cricket field.

You can’t change your boss, but you can change yourself: How to prevent workplace burnout

Being cynical about work, coming to office tired in the morning, and not being fully ‘present’ during discussions. Are you one of those people?

How the golden era of Kathak began during the Mughal rule under Akbar

The devotional Kathak dancers of temples became the entertainers in Mughal courts with lavish costumes, refined movement and rhythmic vocabulary, and technical genius.

Day after Jallianwala incident, Col Dyer blamed it on Indians & turned Amritsar into a jail

Col Dyer had tasted blood and realised that the more he humiliated the Indians, the more his stock rose with the British.

Why Lutyens’ neighbourhoods like Khan Market are way more inclusive than you think

The bungalows of New Delhi do house a political and social elite, but the neighbourhood they live in is still much more inclusive than, say, gated apartment complexes.

Vajpayee created 60 million jobs in 5 years, whereas Modi has just been creative with data

Modi's claims that there exist three lakh village-level entrepreneurs have not been backed up by any data.

My family abandoned Indian food when Americans said it smelled like ‘armpits’

In her new book, Sharmila Sen remembers the strangeness of encountering a new cuisine full of processed foods.

RSS rallied behind Rajiv Gandhi’s bid for PM’s chair after Indira’s assassination: Book

In ‘Ballots: Ten Episodes That Have Shaped India’s Democracy’, journalist Rasheed Kidwai outlines the spirit of bipartisanship that followed Indira Gandhi’s murder by extremists. An excerpt:

Kalburgi & Lankesh questioned Lingayats, Modi & Rahul courted them

While critics saw Kalburgi as a serial provocateur and a habitual offender, his supporters, including Gauri, saw him as a product of the tradition of debate and dissent.

On Camera

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Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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