For the first time, the Companies Act, 2013 recognized the whistle-blower concept by providing protection to individuals who expose wrongdoings by companies, particularly those involving frauds, corruption, etc. It is a salutary provision and aims to curb malpractices being indulged into by unscrupulous managements.

How Many Lies Need to be Peddled to Sustain a Sinking Dynasty? Feb 12 2019

Truth is both precious and sacrosanct. In mature democracies, those who deliberately rely on falsehood are banished from public life. There is no doubt that with the changing socio-economic profile of India this will inevitably happen in India.

Let A Billion Ideas Shine In India Feb 08 2019

I have one thing common with Sanjeev Sanyal, sorry two. Khan Market in Delhi and lakes in South Kolkata which are the ideal hub for conversations and lovers, in that way.

Top Cop On The Run Shocks Kolkata Feb 03 2019

There are charges against him that he destroyed crucial evidence linking politicians to Ponzi Scheme owners in the state? It means he has virtually saved members of the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress.

Budget 2019: Walking The Fiscal Tightrope Jan 31 2019

The big numbers ahead of Budget 2019.

I told myself I do not want to die: Manisha Koirala Jan 29 2019

The first thing Manisha Koirala, once a top Bollywood actress, told herself after doctors dropped a dreaded word into her ears like molten lava on tender earth: “I do not want to die.” She texted her friend, remembered her days as a beautiful, much sought-after star on the silver screen.

Emergency Era Political Titan Passes Away Jan 29 2019

To a generation that attained political baptism from rebellion against the Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975-77, the picture of George Fernandes standing at his prison cell holding his chained hands high had the same aura as Che Guevera’s photographs had done a decade earlier.

Do you know who is Shrikant Mohta? Jan 28 2019

Kolkata is in a state of shock, the rebellious city lies like a prostrate, disemboweled Gulliver. There’s a deadly silence in the city where dailies and news channels are currently debating a soccer derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, not Mohta. Why? Wasn't he the biggest influencer of West Bengal’s fledgling film industry?

Narendra Modi auctions gifts to clean the holy Ganges Jan 27 2019

In what appears to be a noble, philanthropic effort, an estimated 1,900 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go under the hammer tomorrow and funds used to clean India’s holiest Ganga river.