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Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

The war that epitomised the callousness of imperialism

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bengal famine of 1943, a heart-rending episode in which three million persons died, and which epitomised the callousness of imperialism. The scale of devast...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Hollywood  /  Published 19.02.20

Science and the human minefield

World War I was gruesome. It was a war at the cusp of old technology and new. The idea of air force was only a few years old, fire power in the form of artillery dominated battle, battle tanks made th...
By Shyam G. Menon in

Business  /  Published 18.02.20

HSBC cuts headcount by 35,000 in deep overhaul

Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, will shed some 35,000 jobs as part of an overhaul to focus on faster-growing markets in Asia and as it tries to cope with a slew of global uncertainties, from Brexit to ...
By AP in London

Books  /  Published 11.04.19

How the Indian army transformed post the Great War

The Indian Empire At War: From Jihad to Victory, The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War By George Morton-Jack, Little, Brown, Rs 699...
By Shantanu Chakrabarti in

Business  /  Published 13.10.18

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between t...
By AP in Beijing

Business  /  Published 05.08.19

Rupee takes a steep dive after fall in Chinese yuan

The rupee saw its biggest single-day drop in the past six years and closed at a five-month low as the currency joined other regional units to be hit by a sharp fall in the Chinese yuan. Domestic devel...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.19

India's economy: from dream to horror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned fortune telling about the Indian economy into a fine art. His big goal of turning India into a $5 trillion economy by 2024 rings hollow and sounds shallow in th...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.19

A bad boy among British historians

Stormy petrels seldom have a cache beyond a point. They are rare in today’s universities, normally committed to propriety, or political lackeyism. Their presence in these precincts calls upon instit...
By Hari Vasudevan in

Business  /  Published 22.07.19

Exports plan in the works

The commerce ministry has called a meeting with exporters on July 31 to finalise its strategy to boost shipments by taking advantage of the ongoing trade war between the US and China.A senior ministry...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.07.19

Kargil 1999: War-time price for 3kg of rice

Rubaiya delivered today. At 11 am, in a friend’s home at Gundmongolpore, a hamlet in Trespone, Rubaiya achieved what her family thought was impossible.Three days ago, the woman in her early 20s left...
By Sujan Dutta in


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