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  • Big Leap For Monsoon As Good Rains Forecast By End Of June Jun 17, 2019

    Some very good amounts of rain is predicted in East and Central India during the last 10 days of June. South India will also witness moderate amounts of rain.

  • All Eyes On Parliament As Govt Pushes Legislative Agenda Jun 16, 2019

    The 17th Lok Sabha comes into motion with the protem Speaker Dr Virendra Kumar, the representative from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, swearing in the newly elected members over the next two days, beginning Monday.

  • How Modi naysayers attacking govt on GDP growth are getting it all wrong Jun 14, 2019

    What Modi's critics conveniently forget is that the 5.8 per cent in the March 2019 quarter has come, despite rising global protectionism,that in the last 6-9 months,has taken a turn for the worse.

  • Monsoon 2019 is weak, very weak Jun 12, 2019

    We are into the second week of June - the first month of the Southwest Monsoon period - but the picture hasn't boded well for the performance of Monsoon so far. In fact, we can say that Monsoon is weak, very weak. First, it was a delayed onset over Kerala (June 8) and now the rains aren't up to the mark.

  • Two Out Of Three Isn't Bad: RBI Policy June 2019 Jun 06, 2019

    We are happy to note that with the policy today and in the run up to it, two out of these three have been largely adopted. Thus the stance has been made explicitly accommodative.

  • Modi, His Big Economic Agenda Jun 06, 2019

    The broad contours of the economic thrust to be pursued in the Modi 2.0 are now becoming more and more visible, indicating the BJP-led NDA government’s big agenda to drive growth and jobs.

  • An Indian in Oslo - Sri Sri, Tagore & Fresh Air Jun 04, 2019

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Indian spiritual and wellness guru, invoked lines from Rabindranath Tagore during a keynote address in Oslo, almost a century and six years after India’s most popular bard was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • PM Modi’s focus remains on shaping policies May 31, 2019

    The new Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an imprint of continuity and caution that has been the hallmark of Modi’s leadership.

  • Ready Player One? Policy Expectations Post Elections May 29, 2019

    The elections handing over a stable and strong government for second consecutive time is welcome relief to market participants. In particular, it will help keep India’s country risk premium stable amongst its peers. With this out of the way, local policy can afford to start focusing emphatically on the evolving macro narrative.

  • Modi, His Big Bucks Agenda May 27, 2019

    Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s election victory has pushed in political stability in a billion-plus nation, now it’s time for the big bucks business to trigger the growth that must happen in India.

  • Can Only Economists Be FMs? May 21, 2019

    Business journalist Puja Mehra dissects why recent governments - all coming to power on the back of some great expectations - end up doing a mishmash of economic reforms and eventually do nothing for the world’s second most populous nation.

  • Curtains down for the world’s biggest polls May 19, 2019

    The clock has struck six, the gruelling process to elect the 17th Lok Sabha has ended. Now, results of the world’s largest democratic exercise based on universal adult suffrage will trigger breaking headlines on May 23, 2019.

  • Marichjhapi: Did you see this blood-soaked island? May 16, 2019

    Deep Halder, a top editor with 'India Today', recounts the deaths of Hindu refugees from Bangladesh which took place in Marichjhapi in West Bengal in January 1979 in his book "Blood Island". Halder’s meticulous investigation finds out what was behind what can arguably called Bengal's most gruesome crime.

  • Celebrations For A Good Cause May 13, 2019

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has painstakingly pushed the peace envelope in some of the world’s most troubled conflict zones, has turned 63 years. His devotees across the world are celebrating, and those who do not know him are trying to understand the selfless and silent works of the spiritual and wellness guru across the world.

  • India & ITC: Made For Each Other May 11, 2019

    A pall of gloom has enveloped the ITC headquarters in balmy Kolkata, the air filled with sadness. The company’s chairman, YC Deveshwar, fondly called the Little John of Corporate India for his strapping figure, love for great conversations and well-cooked food, has walked into heaven. He will not return.