Shantanu Guha Ray

Untitled design (10)

Do you have a Godfather in Bollywood?

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has opened a Pandora’s box about ‘vicious cartels’ operating in Bollywood. The late actor, who called...

Untitled design (10)

Sushant Rajput’s final journey to the galaxy

New Delhi: Hours before he hanged himself at his Bandra home, Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput called his former girlfriend...

Untitled design (4)

Will the series resuscitate Tarun Tejpal’s long-forgotten novel?

Brutally realistic, Paatal Lok—aka The Story of My Assassins—is set in Delhi, home to India’s biggest political, financial and media...

4_Shantanu Bengal cyclone edited

Post Amphan, Bengal stares at mammoth loss

New Delhi: The Rs 1,000 crore aid pledged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be the proverbial drop in the...

2_Shantanu Locker room

‘Bois Locker Room is tip of the iceberg’

New Delhi: There is a breathless hush in the national capital and neighbouring Gurugram over the Bois Locker Room chat...

shantanu guha ray

Whistleblowers allege massive Covid-19 cover-up in Bengal

NEW DELHI: Every night, special teams of cops and paramedics dispose of bodies of Covid-19 victims across Bengal, their act triggering...

2_Shantanu_MCX_MCX_India

MCX: Agencies hunt for Black Swan Day culprits

New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has initiated a probe into the recent crude price settlement by Multi Commodity...

Howrah: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a meeting over COVID-19 pandemic at Nabanna in Howrah during the extended nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, on Apr 17, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Bengal sitting on a coronavirus time bomb 

Doctors complain that state authorities’ approval is needed for each Covid-19 test, and is regularly refused. As a result, patients...

telecom tower

Fraudsters sell fake telecom towers to the gullible

Bulk of the agents are making telephonic calls and seeking electronic transfer of cash. New Delhi: A bizarre scandal in...

p3

Big crisis brewing in Chhattisgarh mines

New Delhi: Serious differences have cropped up between villagers, NGOs and companies mining iron ore and coal in Chhattisgarh, triggering...

p1

Peel off black paint, let moonlight emerge

Market cognoscenti felt it was a bold move by 63 Moons to take the battle right into the heart of...

p2

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code not working: Banks

NEW DELHI: Senior officials of the Reserve Bank of India have expressed serious apprehension over the way banks are taking...

New Delhi: Sanjeev Chawla, the alleged mastermind of match-fixing case being accompanied by a crime branch team from London arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Feb 13, 2020. (Photo: Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan/IANS)

Sanjeev Chawla hints to cops he is just the front for kingpin bookie

New Delhi: Is London-based bookie Sanjeev Chawla the kingpin of all the fixing that takes place in cricket matches across...

P5

I am sin, you are the sinner: Life and death of a cabaret dancer

NEW DELHI: Flowers and condolence cards continue to fill up a small apartment near Kolkata, home to the city’s most...

File photo Muhammed Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi.

Book with exclusive partition details challenges conventional narratives

Jinnah’s dream of having a separate country for Muslims seemed to be creating a situation where, if people like Patel...

2_Shantanu_Markets_SEBI copy

Markets silent on SEBI clean chit to NSE

New Delhi: They are calling it SEBI’s desktop investigation. This is the high-powered market regulator’s decision to grant clean chits...

2_Shantanu_Goa Mining_Goa iron ore copy

Goa mining closure causes misery

New Delhi: Miners in Goa, out of job and cash for nearly two years, are on the verge of a...

A 30-carat rough diamond is viewed at the offices of a polishing factory in Antwerp

In Belgium: Antwerp’s Indian heart glitters like a diamond

The following has been excerpted from Shantanu Guha Ray’s book, The Diamond Trail: How India Rose to Global Domination on...

1_Shantanu_Gold story_Mwanza

Indian gold rush in Africa leads to record inflows

Detailed investigation by a Canadian think tank shows that India, which imports one third of the world’s gold supply, is...

Shantanu Guha Book.jpeg copy

Do you breed Goddesses at Solcum Magna?

New Delhi: Last year, two videos that went viral across India involved two women athletes. Swapna Barman, heptathlete, and Hima...

P1

SEBI wakes up to mess in Karvy, sleeps on Co-location scam

SEBI wants MCX to do an internal investigation to probe what led to the data theft. In other words, those...

ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Afghanistan

ICC worried as Indian bookies ‘spot-fix’ world cricket

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit chief Alex Marshall is on record saying Indian bookies are openly operating across the globe. ‘In most...

Kolkata: Former Australian cricket umpire Simon Taufel addresses a press conference in Kolkata, on Jan 14, 2019. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Umpires don’t talk, use signals

Taufel wants cricketers to show restraint and not get hyper-active both on and off the field. He has explained lessons...

P1 MAIN

Banks have a warning message for depositors

Finance Ministry insiders claim the sudden crisis enveloping the PMCB depositors has forced the government to put the state-owned banks,...