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Demonetisation will go down in history as one of most reactionary and illogical policies ever: TISS economist
Business

Demonetisation will go down in history as one of most reactionary and illogical policies ever: TISS economist

Demonetisation was an extraordinarily loss-making proposition for the exchequer, says economist R. Ramakumar in the preface of an upcoming book in memory of people who lost their lives during the initial days

How Baba Ramdev became the guru of yoga programming on Indian TV
Life

How Baba Ramdev became the guru of yoga programming on Indian TV

Ramdev’s trademark nauli kriya, an entrancing rippling of the stomach, had put Sanskar channel in the lead with 6.9 million viewers

A haunting tale of dangerous inter-caste love: Read Perumal Murugan's 'Pyre'
Life

A haunting tale of dangerous inter-caste love: Read Perumal Murugan's 'Pyre'

Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s Pyre, recently translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan, tells a haunting tale of inter-caste love threatened by societal prejudice

India Uninc: Predatory state pauperises families and small business
Economy

India Uninc: Predatory state pauperises families and small business

Given the absolute lack of safety nets, government should not be taxing ordinary households and small proprietorships at all.

How Rao made Manmohan India's 'accidental reformer'
Life

How Rao made Manmohan India's 'accidental reformer'

Narasimha Rao was the architect of India's reforms. This is the story of how he enabled Manmohan Singh to claim the title of "reformer".