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Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class
Lifestyle

Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class

Michiel Baas’ book explores how fitness trainers in the gyms of urban India use their ‘bodily capital’ for ‘upward mobility’

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty
World

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty

About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about eight million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab

Category Error: In dealing with a pandemic, people find that 'new normal' manifests in myriad ways
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Category Error: In dealing with a pandemic, people find that 'new normal' manifests in myriad ways

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: Of a community's small pleasures, Biblical plagues, and lives lived on a fault line
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Category Error: Of a community's small pleasures, Biblical plagues, and lives lived on a fault line

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: Three stories of love, longing and loneliness against the backdrop of a lockdown
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Category Error: Three stories of love, longing and loneliness against the backdrop of a lockdown

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Urban India didn't care about migrant workers till 26 March, only cares now because it's lost their services: P Sainath
India

Urban India didn't care about migrant workers till 26 March, only cares now because it's lost their services: P Sainath

P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, has chronicled the migrant condition for several decades. In an interview, he details the current situation of workers, and the possible way forward

Category Error: Shut in against a pandemic, residents of a high rise complex mull over grief, life, and irony
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Category Error: Shut in against a pandemic, residents of a high rise complex mull over grief, life, and irony

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: In a lockdown, life moves online, as do learning, news reading and friendships
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Category Error: In a lockdown, life moves online, as do learning, news reading and friendships

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: Amid a lockdown, an ideological impasse, gambling on love, and learning generosity
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Category Error: Amid a lockdown, an ideological impasse, gambling on love, and learning generosity

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: In the midst of a pandemic, life goes on in an Indian high rise complex
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Category Error: In the midst of a pandemic, life goes on in an Indian high rise complex

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Amid economic slowdown caused by coronavirus, a look at lessons history offers about governance during pandemics
World

Amid economic slowdown caused by coronavirus, a look at lessons history offers about governance during pandemics

As concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus have translated into an economic slowdown, a look back at history can help us consider the economic effects of public health emergencies and how best to manage them.

India retail banking a 'nice oasis' for foreign lenders Deutsche, HSBC, peers; easing regulations, surge in online deals drive change
Business

India retail banking a 'nice oasis' for foreign lenders Deutsche, HSBC, peers; easing regulations, surge in online deals drive change

Improved performance in India and its basis in the take-up of digital retail banking services could also offer hope for other large markets with potential far greater than the profit so far delivered, such as China.

Middle class people 'trained enough' to pick right income tax option: NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar
Business

Middle class people 'trained enough' to pick right income tax option: NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said the middle class is "trained enough" to decide which personal income tax option is good for them and exuded confidence that their propensity to save will not come down

CAA protests: What the government must learn from India's mass movements against citizenship reforms
India

CAA protests: What the government must learn from India's mass movements against citizenship reforms

As India confronts the largest protest movements seen since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, it's important to understand the lessons of the past decades

How Amazon Prime's The Family Man rises above cliched middle class issues of roti, kapda aur makaan
Entertainment

How Amazon Prime's The Family Man rises above cliched middle class issues of roti, kapda aur makaan

The Family Man extends to larger socio-political issues that indirectly impact the average Joe.

India's $5 trillion economy: Lure of white-collar jobs, poor law implementation, lack of entrepreneurial spirit major bottlenecks
India

India's $5 trillion economy: Lure of white-collar jobs, poor law implementation, lack of entrepreneurial spirit major bottlenecks

The state that is efficient can devise and implement policies that it believes can boost growth.

Interim Budget 2019 PDF: Full text of Piyush Goyal's speech in Parliament; finance minister dangles pre-poll carrot for middle class ; download here
Business

Interim Budget 2019 PDF: Full text of Piyush Goyal's speech in Parliament; finance minister dangles pre-poll carrot for middle class ; download here

In a clear pre-poll sop for the middle class, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that the government proposes to raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh, but left the implementation to the next government in the full-fledged budget. It has also proposed to raise the standard deduction to Rs 50,000.

Piyush Goyal delivers conventional Interim Budget, but time will tell if lack of grand vision hurts Modi govt
India

Piyush Goyal delivers conventional Interim Budget, but time will tell if lack of grand vision hurts Modi govt

Only time will tell if Piyush Goyal's speech lures the salaried, middle class taxpayers

Modi made his move with 'Interim' Budget; Opposition needs to highlight 'fine print' that makes it not so rosy
Business

Modi made his move with 'Interim' Budget; Opposition needs to highlight 'fine print' that makes it not so rosy

With the Budget, Narendra Modi has made a move and attempted to seize initiative with a series of financial statements and promises that go far beyond the convention in an election year.