01 December, 2020
Doctored Colleges
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Teaching Shops Of Medicine

A rush for capitation fees and a policy muddle could be leaving us with a horde of doctors who have a degree but little medical education

Anoo Bhuyan
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Why doctors think it is a bad idea to target the MCI now
Ajay Sukumaran
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Despite a joint military drill with Pak, Russia is still India’s friend. But due to various factors, this relationship isn’t exclusive anymore.
Anoo Bhuyan Interviews Dr Jayshree Mehta
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Nearly 8,000 students could bear the brunt of policy tussles
If city doctors won’t work in rural India, why not double the PG seats so that doctors from other Asian countries or Africa can do it for the degree?
Dr Devi Shetty
A week, they say, is a long time in politics. But months, even years, in jail on serious charges rarely make a dent in the political careers of the high and mighty in the Gangetic badlands.
Giridhar Jha
UP’s ruling party finds it hard to shake off the temptations of criminal power despite CM Akhilesh
Bhavna Vij-Aurora
Heartland Battle
Surgical strikes by the Indian army are set to affect the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh
Pragya Singh
Justice System
Video-recording in courts can bring accountability and more, but judges have some reservations
Ushinor Majumdar
Accused of being ‘soft’ on India, a cornered Sharif faces a Hobson’s choice over selection of a new army chief
Pranay Sharma
A subtle rattle of sabres at China, Russia will be the background music for all the BRICS deal-making
Pranay Sharma
Changing standards have condemned Trump the abuser
Nandini Lal
I found it objectionable to accept my degree from a person who had suspended us from university under pressure from the HRD ministry
Rajesh Ramachandran
Retail Splurge
After three years, the market celebrates this festive season with bigger sales
Arindam Mukherjee
F&B Services
The food service ­industry says bye to the slump this season
Arushi Bedi
Skype, hashtags, Snapchat Geofilters, apps and others fill up a cartonful of tech that has infused a new tradition of modernity in weddings
Stuti Agarwal
Foul Play
India’s badly run sports federations need a large dose of the Lodha panel’s reforms
Qaiser Mohammad Ali
Le Carre details his influences, career and the hairpin turns of espionage
Amarjit Singh Dulat
This analysis of the Republican nominee is more than all his bluster
Pranay Sharma
A blow-by-blow account of 1991, and a eulogy of the ex-prime minister
Sunit Tandon
The incredible, uplifting and sad tale of one of Bollywood’s top divas
S.B. Easwaran
The Insider
A regular column on the essential buzz
Kanhailal’s theatre enacted Manipur’s political trauma
Trina Nileena Banerjee ON Kanhailal Heisnam
The Reviews
Theatre is far removed from today’s Ramlilas, which are closer to the television versions Ramayana.
Vinod Nagpal
Leader Comment
"For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"
One of the best known Indian chefs, Kunal Kapoor will judge the new season of MasterChef India
Arushi Bedi Interviews Kunal Kapoor
An honourable Svengali and his Mujib-speaking protege ply their trade in liberated Bangladesh. Imam weaves a hyper-realistic tale of tragedy, farce, idealism and power.
Outlook in Rewind
10 Years Ago
Even in the still and serene surroundings of his 2,000-acre estate on the Sahayadri slopes in Chikmagalur in the Western Ghats, Ashok Kuriyan can feel the hustle-and-bustle and the pace of the Indian economy. At Balanoor Plantations, the "feelgood" factor has gripped every worker, including its MD Kuriyan. After all, despite a huge rise in input costs, it netted a cool profit of Rs 30 lakh this season, compared to a "no-profit, no-loss situation" in the previous one. "If we had not got the Rs 25 lakh subsidy last year, we would've been in serious trouble," says Kuriyan.