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Friday, August 23, 2019

Cover Story

An Officer and a Gentleman

Mayank Singh

Indian army chiefs follow the traditional British pattern left behind as a shining legacy. An Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) spends little over two years in office in the limelight and then fades away

Shopping to arm

Ranjit Bhushan

The Indian defence establishment is in the middle of one of its biggest arms purchases spree in recent times and the main vendor,


Special Report

Looking for Direction

KS Narayanan

The global economy is yet to shake off the fallout from the crisis of 2008-2009. Global growth dropped to almost 3 percent in 2012.


The Fitness Dive and the Ten Wharfs - II

Prashanto Banerji

Now, where were we? Ah yes, in the middle of a countdown. Last week was spent delving into the respective merits and demerits of two rather popular training methods for those



How Indian is Indian advertising?

Monojit Lahiri

When you talk of Indian cinema to purists, the names and work of Satyajit Ray, Aparna Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Adoor Gopalakrishnan



Fashion, Films and Manish

Richa Chaudhary

You have been credited for giving Bollywood a makeover– what’s the most fashionable Bollywood film till date? While in days past it was movies like Amrapali with Vyjanthimala’s stunning clothes,



Jinping’s jab at corruption

Sayan Ghosh

China is ranked 80 among 176 countries in the Corruption Perception Index of 2012. This low ranking perhaps justifies President Xi Jinping's concern


Beware of Weather Weapons

Sayan Ghosh

The concept of hacking climate and using it to one's own advantage looks more like a page from the Indian mythology or like an excerpt from a chapter of Michael Crichton's bestsellers.


No more 0% interest on EMIs

Amir Hossain

The bite due to the economic slowdown is getting worse by the day. Thanks to the rupee depreciation, the power of the wallet is already shrunk. And if you were hoping to


Rear Window

Civilisational neighbours


The dominant impulse of India’s Look East Policy (LEP) that was launched in 1992 was economic and cultural, the objective being to reintegrate India economically


Far Pavilion

Clueless in Cairo

Saurabh Kumar Shahi

Samir Farid, the noted Egyptian critic and scholar once narrated an incident, supposed to have taken place in a southern Egyptian village.


Drop Anchor

Salaam Sooni!

KS Narayanan

Sooni Taraporewala is now showcasing no less than 125 photographs from her immense collection titled Through a Lens by a Mirror at the National Gallery of Modern Art in the Capital. The exhibition has attracted the who’s who of Delhi and commoners alike – all keen to know about the Parsis.


Book Review

Book Review: The Elephant Catchers

KS Narayanan

Subroto Bagchi needs no introduction. Bagchi is chairman Mindtree Ltd which he cofounded in 1999. Besides being a successful IT entrepreneur, Bagchi is the author of best sellers


Book Review: Sunset Saga


Not too long ago, self-help books began as a distinct genre, and today they are, no doubt, a roaring business for publishers. No wonder, bookstore tittles from business management and wealth creation to yoga and self – improvement.


Movie Review

Movie Review: 2 Guns

Ishan Raychaudhuri

Denzel Washington is DEA agent Bobby Trench; Mark Wahlberg naval intelligence officer Stig Stigman and they have unwittingly discovered a corrupt scam run by a mysterious security chief,


Movie Review: Grand Masti

Monojit Lahiri

Adult comedies – as a genre – are totally fine and acceptable and when well made, hugely enjoyable! However it demands subtlety, a clever and informed mind capable of using naughtiness



Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017