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Cool Breeze: Republic Day special

Cool Breeze: Republic Day special

The Republic Day functions of late have become more of a ritual than celebration. But this function was something special...

Buzzword: Congress silent on pre-poll alliances

The Congress’ Jaipur “declaration” was lost in the hullaballoo over Rahul Gandhi’s “coronation”. It’s for the first time since the...

Why was Bose diminished on Republic Day?

We measure power through size. Check any political poster. The boss gets the biggest face. Others in the pecking order...

Jaipur Shivir had one-point agenda

Now for a pro vs rookie battle The only people feigning surprise at the coronation of the Crown Prince in...

If rules subvert justice, they need to be set aside

One of the many lessons taught to the nation by Mahatma Gandhi was that outcomes do not matter, procedures do....

Buzzword: Rashtrapati gives Bhavan new life

One of the very first things that President Pranab Mukherjee, who has a great sense of history, did upon going...

Nothing pink for Cong in Pink City

LITTLE SOLACE FOR GOVERNMENT Aside from renewing contacts, networking with fellow netas and partaking of local hospitality, with a bit...

The world can do without EU’s policy mistakes

These days, the unravelling of the Eurozone is showing up the quality of decision-making by the bureaucracies proliferating in Europe....

Birla, cairn India are right investments

Birla, cairn India are right investments

Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited is a $4.5 billion diversified business conglomerate, which is present in financial services, telecom, manufacturing ,IT...

Will Chidambaram become Rahul’s Manmohan Singh?

God forbid if P. Chidambaram ever gets nominated to the prime ministerial gaddi. You should not rule it out, though....

Sino-Japanese frictions could be advantageous for India

Whether out of a sense of guilt at the wartime conquest of much of China or because the country provided...

Make short term investment in Surya

Make short term investment in Surya

A couple of mid-cap stocks, which investors can nibble at for smart gains on a short term are Mumbai based...

New Year’s cheer for Awami League

New Year’s cheer for Awami League

The Daily Star‘s annual opinion poll provides an encouraging start to the new year for the ruling Awami League. This...

LFTC enters the flourishing desi indie festival calendar

I was in Goa recently for the first festival edition of the gig series Live From The Console. For those...

The Yuletide spirit and a round dozen days of gifts

Tradition dictates that it’s acceptable to leave your Christmas decorations up until Twelfth Night – the 5th or 6th of...