Indians, in the eyes of the colonial authorities, could neither do nor die
A good footballer would have swivelled, turned and let loose a shot at the Clermont box that would have been goalkeeper Mory Diaw's to save or not. Messi did not attempt this. Instead, after chesting the ball, he simply dropped it to his left foot and pivoted his body in the air to kick it overhead into the unready Clermont net.
The Indian space sector, recently thrown open to private enterprise, will need its success as a spring-pad
The stakes are mindboggling for manufacturing & financial sectors in US and China, and thousands of companies in other countries, including India, who feed on their business.
Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members voted unanimously last week to increase the policy repo rate by 50 bps to 5.4%, taking it significantly higher than the pre-pandemic level of 5.15%. Now that a frontloaded policy tightening has been implemented, what might the path of future rate hikes look like? Two, somewhat opposing, factors are likely to shape this path.
An energy crisis will acquaint Europeans with the costs of imposing such stiff economic sanctions
Will the Monetary Policy Committees sharper-than-expected rate hike help engineer RBIs hoped-for safe and soft landing?
By denying artists farces like signing petitions, we can get them to do meaningful things instead
Taiwans commitment and capability to resist a takeover by China matters for New Delhis interests
Monetary policy statements have taken a solemn turn globally and in India. This reflects the unprecedented nature of their challenge today. Amid such uncertainty, its best to play safely
Whether in a family, an institution or an organisation, it is important to understand that a human being is not an established quantity.
Further, reported instances of mismanagement and malpractices - selling above MRP (maximum retail price), no receipts provided after purchase, etc - were identified by respondents. Almost 50% of shoppers had complained of long queues and extended wait time at the government liquor shops, thereby leading to poor consumer experience.
Some folks refuse to turn the subtitles on in English shows lest they be thought as being unable to follow (all) British and American accents. I put it on even for stuff in BBC-Gymkhana Club English. Of course, when it comes to films not in steamed'n'standardised Bengali, Hindi or English, I have the option of turning the SLS (same language subtitles) off. But that would oh so diminish the pleasure of my watching.
The irony, however, is that although kiranas have shed their earlier suspicions, most of their 'vocal local' supporters haven't. This is particularly unfortunate for German retail giant Metro Cash and Carry's operations in India, which has benefited many kiranas across the country. When the Dusseldorf-based company entered India in 2003, a series of protests were held by activist outfits and a few local farmers' unions, claiming that the livelihood of small traders would be threatened.
A thousand years before that, the trading routes across the world were controlled by Buddhist merchant kings. This is one aspect of Buddhism that has been obscured by European historians who since the nineteenth century have been more eager to project Buddhism as an otherworldly religion.
Indias CAD is likely to increase to 3.5% of GDP in FY23, or an absolute level of 120 bn
The wide swathe of metaverse solutions encompasses hardware like displays, sensors, smartglasses and headsets, programming and asset creation software tools, technologies, virtual platforms and marketplaces. Grand View Research estimates the global market size at $47.5 billion in 2022, growing to $679 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 39.4%.
GLASS-z13 is also the oldest galaxy humans have ever observed; it is 13.4 bn years old
What matters now is Ahmed pursuing after his wife. But what warms the cockles of our heart is that his BDO boss granted him leave till August 6. We're keeping all our fingers and toes crossed for Mr and Mrs Ahmed's reconciliation and congratulate the BDO for having a heart even in the heartland.
The Chin Mudra mudra is performed by holding thumb and index finger together to form a circle, while keeping the remaining three fingers straight and hands on the thighs.
With its displeasure noted, China must back down, and the US should nuance its stance for safety within its backing of liberty. As a QUAD member, India wants a free and open Indo-Pacific. Peace must prevail for that
NECG will be part of the open architecture DPG suite that is making India more inclusive, prosperous and less corrupt via identification (Aadhaar), payments (UPI), vaccination certification (CoWIN), documents (DigiLocker), toll collection (FASTag), education (National Digital Education Architecture), health (National Digital Health Mission) and taxation (GSTN).
In its current avatar, the Bill will do little to provide users any real protection online, but may well stymie the growth of an indigenous digital economy.
The right to display Indias flag within our own country was worth a legal fight over because it symbolizes national ideals and represents the Constitution in a way thats special to us citizens.
It led to corruption, capital misuse and over-indebted companies
A rate hike is necessary to prevent a tanking rupee from raising the countrys fuel import bill and worsening price instability
Signs of inflation easing ahead may be seen as making space for RBI to slow its policy rate hikes but its premature to declare victory over inflation under the uncertainties that prevail.
A virtual world has multiple use cases and could even come to aid climate action if used judiciously
Events of the past that drop away from living memory seem too distant to review or mull. But even 100 years is but yesterday in evolutionary terms. How far have we got since 1922?
Unlike in the James Bond films, Gems cannot be James in the world of copyright and trademarks
Sunil Nyati, Managing Director, Swastika Investmart, who has over 30 years of experience in the investing world, shared his views on how to spot big gainers on Dalal Street.
The SME sector is expected to create 50 million additional jobs by 2024
What China might do in the weeks to follow is unknown. It has announced four days of intimidating military exercises encircling Taiwan, including some in the island's territorial waters.
Can we aggregate public expenditure pan-India to know how much is spent on building canals? Can we list all benefits an individual is entitled to under different schemes? Can we track the last rupee spent on a specific scheme? Do we know whether this money was spent for the purpose it was allocated and, if so, whether it has been spent effectively? There are no easy answers.
For the sector to get a boost, we must explore fresh opportunities in using new technologies for a global outreach of services. For this, international trade barriers need to fall
A scheme to bring air travel within popular reach has shown the benefits of growth through inclusion
America has shifted its geostrategic attention to China and Russia
Dismantle service barriers and leverage technologies to brighten the world economys post-pandemic, post-inflation outlook
Harsh reality has begun to bite and Indian exporters are in need of more policy attention than they get
Self-sustaining social interventions are elusive but too many aid agencies remain sold on this idea
We have been seeing fewer jobs created by Indias economic expansion as we go along because of our peculiar pattern of emergence. We must fix this before inequality results in social strifeInfdia
No system can be foolproof but tax dodgers can't continue to game it when the government means business
What the legislatures have achieved over 75 years is good but is it good enough for the next 75 years?
Assigning an operator dedicated spectrum that no other operator would be able to use even when the assignee has no use for it, is an inefficient utilisation of spectrum.
This is a big win for America. Al-Zawahiri was believed to be a key mastermind of the 9/11 attacks
Stakeholders should urge a focus on worker welfare for firms in India to meet well-rounded ESG goals
A global transformation is underway whose opportunities we can harness thanks to a base laid by Digital India initiatives
We should adapt our laws to new realities so that they can serve their intended purpose better
Small saving scheme redemptions in the years to come could cramp resources for useful spending
Non-state actors mustnt get access to nukes and other mass killers. India has amended its law on WMDs accordingly. For a safer world, we also need nuclear powers to pledge no first use
42 poor or developing countries owe China debt worth 10% of GDP. The world doesn't know how much of their infrastructure and strategic minerals are in hock to China
Real policy rates are still negative, inflationary expectations need to cool, and the logic of treating inflation primarily as a problem of excessive money supply was why a target was adopted in the first place. We need to rein it in
The scare over global metal prices rising was a case of sound and fury rather than a trend of any significance
Americas output request will run into a wall of Russian interests
We must absorb learnings on training, tendering and financing for PPP programme implementation to achieve that goal
The formers qualms about making NSS the fulcrum of Indias statistical set-up still have relevance today
A new mineral security partnership may leave other economies short of key inputs for climate action
Letting single members of the Competition Commission judge cases may be expedient but will likely prove short-sighted as assessing market dominance and its abuse grows in complexity
Indias largest watchmaker clocked 200% jump in sales this quarter. It is well-positioned to aim for the moon.
Indias CPI inflation may fall within MPCs tolerance band of 2-6% by middle of Sep quarter
You could simply not read their work. But an increasingly narrow prudishness is being used to police art and artists in the name of religion, which goes against the traditions of good-natured irreverence and intimacy that Indian cultures have long been cozy with
It involves building specific skills, capabilities to achieve defined business goals
Economies across the world will now stay in disequilibrium for a while on account of two big unsettlers
The security forces biggest headache is coming from terrorists from over the border
One rejects the state and the other capitalists but neither is viable
And in doing so, the Supreme Courts judgement last week on the PMLA diluted well established principles of criminal law
Heres that rare character whose cinema version is better than it was in the novel that first gave him birth
As an old debate gets revived globally by inflation flare-ups and sharp economic trade-offs, we cant overlook crypto disruption. Central banks may need even more functional leeway
President Biden should be recruiting Chinese job creators
At Mint Mobility Conclave 2022, ministers, industry representatives and experts chalked out ways to harness new energy coursing through Indias logistics sector
It is expected that digital twins will be an integral part of future medicine
The Finance Act, 2009 had mandated the deductee to furnish PAN to the deductor, irrespective of the residential status, failing which the deductor will have to deduct tax at a higher rate of 20%.
EdTech platforms are slowly but steadily seeping into rural India and creating new opportunities.
As this viral outbreak may have a sexual component of exposure risk, we mustnt let ourselves down as we did with HIV-AIDS. Keep self-harming falsehoods and homophobia down instead
The most fascinating thing about lemurs is their opposing thumbs
In a multilingual country, were used to storms in teacups over language misuse, but the din raised by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party over a Congress leaders ill-judged use of the term rashtrapatni instead of Rashtrapati for President Droupadi Murmu was extraordinary
The rise of affordable smartphones and internet-access packages, coupled with digital media, has made being a creator an easier proposition.
A government that carries on with irrational measures over real reforms merely deepens the misery caused by faulty policy
India simply does not have the fiscal headroom to help finance its steel sector into the green age
If planned well, cities can promote businesses, offer greater job prospects, and provide a better quality of life for people. To achieve that, municipal governments will need to address challenges, including poor air and water quality, and regulatory bottlenecks.
While the time limit can vary depending on the insurer and for different types of claims, an insurer cannot reject the claim outright if there is a delay in filing it
Resident Indian taxpayers holding foreign stocks have to make various disclosures in the Foreign Assets (FA) schedule of the income-tax returns, with severe consequences for failure in making such disclosure
Well balanced innovation and regulation can convert an electronic head start into economic growth
These three leaders from different geographies were immensely talented, as evident in their climb to pinnacles of political success and power. They all subscribed to what can broadly be called a conservative political philosophy
Ashish Kumar Chauhans must-do list for this stock exchange should be topped by bolstering its basic role as a frontline regulator and recovering brand equity lost to a string of scandals
A 2018 amendment of PMLA had reinforced a twin-test for bail, requiring judges to first hear public prosecutors out and free defendants only if convinced theyre not guilty