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Rahul to replace Kharge as party leader in Lok Sabha?

Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Is the Congress planning to send Mallikarjun Kharge to Karnataka after appointing him as the chief of the election campaign committee? This is indeed a crucial question in the current political scenario. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has been constituted under the leadership of Kharge, so he will...

How to invest your money for better returns

Sunday, 03 Apr 2016 | VIVEK LAW | in Agenda

It is your life, it is your money, learn to take charge of it by becoming involved in it. Have a good relationship with your money, writes VIVEK LAW. Excerpt: The question often asked is, how many schemes or products should you have in your portfolio? There is no formula for...

The ugly side of the beautiful game

Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | Ankit Mishra | in Agenda

The 2015 FIFA corruption controversy shook the sports world recently. ANIKET MISHRA explains in detail the situation and future prospects Football provides us with a tantalising case of mass hysteria and hoopla globally; for arguably no other pass-time, is a more constant preoccupation in the lives of people around the world....

The games Murdoch play

Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | Sreeram Chaulia | in Agenda

Rupert Murdoch prizes the print medium as a political tool whose intangible benefits far outweigh return-on-investment calculations, says Sreeram Chaulia As media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s empire battles its worst crisis ever, after the phone hacking (exposť) in the United Kingdom, this once-almighty controller of information in the Anglo-Saxon world finds himself...

Ever in search of a dictator

Sunday, 08 Sep 2013 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

Today’s column has to begin with a caveat, because I need to erect an effective defence before saying what I intend to. What follows might appear blasphemous to many, but in my defence I have to state that I have had the issue vetted. As a university teacher I have the...

It’s not even economy stupid

Sunday, 01 Sep 2013 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

Economists are very bright people. But they have one problem. When they speak to non-economists, they sound like they’re from another planet. Ordinary people like straight answers to problems, especially if they are critical. If you’re in the hospital with a critically ill patient, it is reassuring to know that the...

The India story has lost its plot

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

I am not sure whether I ought to worry more about the big picture, or the small one. Here is the big picture. When the economy started doing badly (with growth down from close to nine per cent to about five), we were told there is contraction in the global...

Needed, varsity with difference

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

With so much emphasis on the education sector, one wonders why we have yet to tap our greatest competitive edge in the area. While the Government laments the fact that not a single Indian university is able to make it to the top 100 global list of honour, and tries...

Why India needed Marxist revolution

Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

This column sought to ask a question last week in the light of the Durga Shakti Nagpal imbroglio: In the name of empowerment and social justice, have we set aside the core principles by which any half-decent society or civilisation ought to function? For the second time in two weeks,...

The Durga Shakti Nagpal conundrum

Sunday, 04 Aug 2013 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

In a delightful short story by Ismat Chugtai (which has all the ingredients a Bollywood tearjerker) called ‘Kallu’, we are faced with this scenario: A pre-Independence upper class Muslim family with an otherwise modern outlook (the girls attend convent school, wearing pumps), mistreats the little boy Kalimuddin (‘Kallu’) it takes...


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23 Jul 2017 | Pioneer

MRM working committee meeting held The national working committee meeting of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch was recently held in Delhi chaired by national guide Indresh Kumar. National level office bearers from all over the country took part in the event including Dr Shahid Akhtar, AbuBajr Naqvi, SK Mudin, Afsar Quraishi, Girish Joyal, Md Afzal among others...

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