25 January, 2021
modi's trump card
Cover Story

For Ideas To Have Currency

Demonetisation is a dramatic Modistroke. And well-timed too, ahead of crucial polls.

Bhavna Vij-Aurora
Cover Story
Stability will return, but not too soon: that’s the economists’ prognosis
Arindam Mukherjee
Cover Story
How urban India is coping with the sudden cashless break
Anoo Bhuyan, Ajay Sukumaran
Cover Story
Outside urban India, it is largely hard cash that has currency
Pragya Singh, Minu Ittyipe
Economist Abhijit Sen on how Modi is planning a greater tax intake buying into the idea of a transition to a cash-less economy.
Lola Nayar INTERVIEWS Abhijit Sen
What’s with the air in Delhi that a festival of lights plunged it into darkness? Can we read the signal in the smog?
Anoo Bhuyan
When the smog gets into killer mode, purifier manufacturers make a killing
Arushi Bedi
Hardscrabble economic reasons lit the ring of farm fires that partly choked Delhi
Pragya Singh
Rahul would be taking over as Congress chief. But the question remains the same: when?
Bula Devi
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on the controversies that have plagued his fourth years in office and how his government has delivered on its promises
Ajay Sukumaran INTERVIEWS K. Siddaramaiah
The I&B ministry can’t be accuser, prosecutor and judge
Anup J. Bhambhani
US Elections
US’s European and Asian allies have solid concerns, but for India, a Trump presidency can hold many benefits
Pranay Sharma
US Elections
A fractious polity produced the vitriol Democrats and Republicans hurled at each other. In the end, Hillary’s shaky credibility gave way under the assault of a White rage.
Saif Shahin
Trump may embolden China, but India-US ties are on firm ground
Kanwal Sibal
US Elections
As poll predictions go awry and blue goes red, our Los Angeles correspondent catches the mood
Priyadarshini Sen
US Elections
It took no time for the swing in votes to shift the tide from Blue to Red
America’s struggling masses have made this a trickster’s finest hour
Nandini Lal
Leader Comment
If the poor, the und­erprivileged and the jobless have abandoned the liberals then it is not bec­ause the poor have become conservative but it is because the libe­rals have become something else.
It’s an elaborate ritual of politeness, this bowing, and meant to convey much more than people from other countries can imagine.
Jagdish Raja
A pioneer among Indians in Canadian politics recounts his eventful march to high office
Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Welcome to Trudeaupia-2, where image is everything. Yet, the proof of the pop appeal is still in the policy pudding.
Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Kanhaiya’s trajectory, from village to JNU and activism, is underpinned by a firm stand against injustice
Vandana R. Singh
Manwani’s biography of a film-maker as unapologetically commercial as Nasir Husain is a pointer to the growing acceptability of books on popular Hindi cinema
Giridhar Jha
A glimpse into Bangalore's soul and Dara Singh's biography, a chatty retelling of the story of a farmer’s son who goes on to tame international wrestlers
Web Extra
In a novel about Tagore and his female relatives and companions, the poet emerges as a fallible man
The Insider
A regular column on the essential buzz
They too are part of that night sky. A brief history of one-hit wonders.
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
Welcome to Trudeaupia-2, where image is everything. Yet, the proof of the pop appeal is still in the policy pudding.
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber
The actor and writer on bagging his first lead role opposite Kalki Koechlin in Robbin, and making it in Bollywood as an outsider
Stuti Agarwal INTERVIEWS Sumeet Vyas
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.