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To The Point

Rich India, Poor Nation

Here’s looking back at our surreal contrasts—the broken bridge between our dollar millionaires and poor millions, between our food sufficiency and farm suicides. Our I-Day package.

Ruben Banerjee
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August 23, 2021

Independence Day Special

  • I-Day Special

    Remaking Of Free India Dial For FM

    The last few generations of Indians have lived in an era of sweeping changes driven by passionate proselytisers of the market’s hidden hand—our...

    August 23, 2021 | Alam Srinivas
  • I-Day Special

    Plumage In Muted Colours

    Liberalisation, with its inbuilt accountability, freed up ostentatious urges amongst the rich. But CavinKare’s C.K. Ranganathan is an outlier...

    August 23, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • I-Day Special

    Up The Mall Road

    Liberalisation opened up a brave, new world to consumers. And life has never been the same again.

    August 23, 2021 | Jyotika Sood
  • I-Day Special

    Craving Is Good For Us

    Greater consumerism will create jobs, social mobility. State policy will have to keep balance alongside.

    August 23, 2021 | S.L. Rao
  • I-Day Special

    Bitter Harvest

    For the majority of farmers, growing the ­country’s food brings no ­assurance of well-being. Seven decades after ­independence, swings...

    August 23, 2021 | Lola Nayar
  • Opinion

    United We Farm

    Group farming by small ­farmers, especially women, shows the way out of agrarian crises

    August 23, 2021 | Bina Agarwal
  • I-Day Special

    Here’s The Money, Honey!

    The country’s bourses have ridden the waves and staved off downturns to stay on course for their record-breaking journeys

    August 23, 2021 | Yagnesh Kansara
  • Opinion

    Click To Play

    Digitisation is changing the way Indians are doing business—from urban buyers to small sellers

    August 23, 2021 | Nitish Asthana
  • I-Day Special

    India Inc A Family

    We have come a long way from the ‘licence raj’ that followed freedom from the Raj, but family-owned ­businesses still dominate the scene...

    August 23, 2021 | Suchetana Ray
  • I-Day Special

    The Healthy Paranoia

    For the next economic miracle, India’s entrepreneurs need to bank on innovation, empathy and agility

    August 23, 2021 | Anil Rai Gupta
  • I-Day Special

    From Hell To Hello

    Those black dial-up phones, long wait for trunk calls are gone; India’s tele-connectivity has segued into the era of modern smart

    August 23, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • I-Day Special

    The Popcorn Is Still Crisp And Warm

    Single-screen cinema to OTT, the story of PVR multiplexes and Balaji Telefilms encapsulates the trajectory of popular entertainment in post...

    August 23, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy
I-Day Special

Reinvent The Wheel

Pilgrimage remains the Indian traveller’s primary motivation. But around that, everything else has changed down the decades.

August 23, 2021 | Ashish Jha
Opinion

Beyond Shibboleths

From Nehru’s ‘restless gene’ to Kerala Travel Mart—a personal history of Indian tourism

August 23, 2021 | Hugh Gantzer, Colleen Gantzer

International

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

August 23, 2021

Foreign Hand

Travelling without their loved ones, coming just before and...

August 23, 2021

Poliglot

  • Snapshot

    White Paper, Black Matter

    The manifesto was a painkiller, but reality will be a migraine for the ordinary Tamil. FM Palanivel...

    August 23, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Snapshot

    BJP CM From Janata Parivar

    Quite remarkable, actually, that such a clarification was needed. But then this is Karnataka, where most BJP...

    August 23, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Interview

    ‘Of Hundreds Of Journalists In...’

    “Of hundreds of journalists in Manipur, (ask yourself) why are these two arrested every time...

    August 23, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    August 23, 2021

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

August 23, 2021

Uneasy Rise Of Bihar’s Savarnas

A Rajput in charge of JD(U), another in charge of RJD, a Brahmin at the helm in Congress. What exactly is brewing in the homeland of...

August 23, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Sports

Odisha/Hockey

A Push In Dribbles

Odisha has to be commended for supporting the Indian hockey team. But passion for the game as well as infrastructure is stuck in just one district.

August 23, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu

Diary

Last Page

Olympic Gold Diary

Mental fitness is as important as pitch-perfect physical form. I managed the second—despite jet lag—only because of the year’s delay in the Olympics. And the former? Thank Klaus!

August 23, 2021 | Neeraj Chopra