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The Quakers who caused a global crash

The Quakers who caused a global crash

In the two generations following the publication of Adam Smith‘s Wealth of Nations Britain underwent an economic and technological transformation so thorough that it was almost immediately christened the… Read more »

Two gritty little drives

Two gritty little drives

Imagine someone driving around the Indian peninsula — from Mumbai to Mumbai via Kanyakumari, Kolkata and Nainital. The trip takes 90 days. Now imagine that the person is… Read more »

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No Country For Countrymen

No Country For Countrymen

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been trying for years to make us believe that agriculture is a vast marshland in which a huge population is stuck ankle- to neck-deep and… Read more »

A State Of Stasis

A State Of Stasis

“Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.”  —Edmund Burke Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) As political India hobbles on towards… Read more »

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Vidya Athreya

Vidya Athreya

Tell us about Ajoba. In 2009, Ajoba was rescued in Ahmednagar district and I put a radio collar around his neck when he was released. He was the first… Read more »

‘I See Snowden As A Freedom Fighter’

‘I See Snowden As A Freedom Fighter’

For decades, Pakistan-born British journalist, author and filmmaker Tariq Ali has been one of the best-known critics of US policies. He came into international prominence during the 1960s for taking… Read more »

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Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon

Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon

The most famous tea seller in the Indian capital, Delhi, Laxman Rao, is also a prolific Hindi-language author whose novels are now available on online platforms like Amazon. Anasuya Basu… Read more »

In Coastal India, a Border Dispute Upends Lives of Fishermen

In Coastal India, a Border Dispute Upends Lives of Fishermen

PORBANDAR, India—A coast-guard patrol boat emerged from the fog just as fishing captain Chandresh Ramji Bamania and his crew were preparing to set their nets one morning last year off… Read more »

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Voice of the voiceless: The illegal killing of street dogs in Kerala

Voice of the voiceless: The illegal killing of street dogs in Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi once said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. When I think of this with the… Read more »

At 3, Anjana is Kerala’s youngest ‘life-giver’

At 3, Anjana is Kerala’s youngest ‘life-giver’

Her life was short and sweet and she was gone even before Ajith or Divya could say goodbye to the apple of their eye. Losing one’s three-year-old is not something… Read more »

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Karbonn Titanium S9 IPS launched at Rs 19,990

Karbonn Titanium S9 IPS launched at Rs 19,990

Handset manufacturer Karbonn on Friday introduced Karbonn Titanium S9 smartphone, its flagship device, priced at Rs 19,900. Karbonn’s flagship device is powered by a Mediatek chipset enabled 1.2 GHz Quad… Read more »

Robotic soldiers working in groups to be reality by 2023: DRDO chief

Robotic soldiers working in groups to be reality by 2023: DRDO chief

Robotic soldiers that work in groups could be a reality in a decade from now, according to Avinash Chander, Scientific… Read more »

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