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Bibhu Mohapatra:

The Indian designer styling global icons from Michelle Obama to Jennifer Lopez

Nithin Kamath:

How this fintech entrepreneur changed the way young India trades in stocks

Murthy Megavan:

The fisherman-turned-surfer who is riding wave after wave to success

Pramod Bhagat:

How the world champion beat polio to win India’s first gold in para-badminton

Gurinder Chadha:

The BAFTA-nominated filmmaker who carved a niche in the West

Masoom Minawalla:

An entrepreneur and influencer who’s taken Indian fashion global

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What Narendra Modi’s 20 uninterrupted years in office mean: Prakash Javadekar
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Hardly the India-China century Deng envisioned: Shashi Tharoor
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Where is the strategy for dealing with learning loss during Covid? : Jean Dreze
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Some lessons to be learnt from US economic experimentation: Dani Rodrik
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Dhoni might be a legend of Indian cricket. But the T20 World Cup is about those on the pitch: Rewati Karan
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As SC opens up NDA for women, ground rules set to change in hitherto male ground: KP Sanjeev Kumar
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What Narendra Modi’s 20 uninterrupted years in office mean: Prakash Javadekar

(Prakash Javadekar is an Indian politician. The article first appeared in the print edition of The Indian Express on September 17, 2021)  

  • Today, September 17, is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday. In a few days from today, he will be creating a record. On October 6, he will complete 20 years of continuous captainship of an elected government. He was chief minister of Gujarat for 13 years and has been the PM of the world’s largest democracy, India, for seven years. This feat of being the head of a government, as chief minister and prime minister, for 20 uninterrupted years has not happened by a stroke of luck but is a reflection of the public’s faith in a visionary leader who thinks differently and acts differently...

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Hardly the India-China century Deng envisioned: Shashi Tharoor

(Shashi Tharoor is a third-term MP and an award-winning author. This column first appeared in The Hindu on September 16, 2021)

  • Fifteen months after the clashes between Chinese and Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley, India-China relations are at their lowest ebb in living memory. To be sure, there have always been political tensions even before, both over each country’s territorial claims over land controlled by the other, and over such long-term problems as China’s “all-weather” alliance with our hostile separated sibling, Pakistan, and our hospitality to the Dalai Lama, who was granted refuge when he fled Tibet in 1959. But neither country had allowed these tensions to overwhelm them: China had declared that the border dispute could be left to “future generations” to resolve, and India had endorsed the “One China” policy, refusing to support Tibetan secessionism while limiting official reverence for the Dalai Lama to his status as a spiritual leader...

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Where is the strategy for dealing with learning loss during Covid? : Jean Dreze

(Jean Dreze is the professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University. The article first appeared in the print edition of The Indian Express on September 16, 2021)  

  • Indian children have been “locked out” of school for almost a year and a half. This lockout, one of the longest in the world, has played havoc with their lives and the country’s fragile schooling system. As primary and upper-primary schools finally begin to reopen, it is important to wake up to the damage and think about how to repair it. Last month, dozens of volunteers (mainly university students) fanned out to underprivileged neighbourhoods around the country to meet school children and their families. They interviewed nearly 1,400 households, and in each household, one child enrolled at the primary or upper-primary level. The findings, released last week, are more than alarming.

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Some lessons to be learnt from US economic experimentation: Dani Rodrik

(Dani Rodrik is professor of international political economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. This column first appeared in Mint on September 14, 2021)

  • The economic-policy conversation in the United States has been thoroughly transformed within the space of just a few years. Neoliberalism, the Washington Consensus, market fundamentalism—call it whatever you want—has been replaced with something very different. In macroeconomic policy, debt and inflation fears have given way to a preference for over-stimulating the economy and downplaying the risks to price stability. As for taxation, the tacit acquiescence in a global race to the bottom is out, and establishing a global minimum rate for multinational corporations is in. Industrial policy, which could not even be mentioned in polite company until recently, is back with a vengeance. The list goes on. Whereas the buzzwords in labour-market policy used to be deregulation and flexibility, now the talk is all about good jobs, redressing imbalances in bargaining power, and empowering workers and unions. Big Tech and platform companies used to be viewed as a source of innovation and consumer benefits; now they are monopolies that need to be regulated and possibly broken up. Trade policy was all about the global division of labour and seeking efficiency; now it is about resilience and safeguarding domestic supply chains...

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Dhoni might be a legend of Indian cricket. But the T20 World Cup is about those on the pitch: Rewati Karan

(Rewati Karan is the web editor with The Print. The column first appeared in The Print on September 13, 2021)  

  • Main pal do pal ka shayar hun, pal do pal meri kahani hai — Mahendra Singh Dhoni used this iconic Mukesh song to bid adieu to his stellar international cricket career on 15 August 2020. “Dramatic”, “unceremonious”, “unconventional” — Dhoni’s announcement had taken the cricket world by surprise when he asked people to “consider him retired”, once and for all. But Mahi is back. And his story is not going to be ‘pal do pal ki’ because he will be seen donning the blue again, this time as a mentor for the Indian cricket team for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, as announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah...

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As SC opens up NDA for women, ground rules set to change in hitherto male ground: KP Sanjeev Kumar

(Capt KP Sanjeev Kumar is a former navy test pilot. This column first appeared in The Quint on September 13, 2021)

  • "Are you ex-NDA?" This would most likely be the first question from any officer graduate of the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) to another from any of the combat arms of the Indian armed forces. Hitherto an exclusively male preserve, ground rules are set to change when the admission process to NDA is thrown open to women. India’s Supreme Court (SC) recently cracked the whip on this ‘boys-only club’; the service chiefs quietly acquiesced after visiting their alma mater to ‘review arrangements’. It is the season for breaking moulds, setting trends in the name of 'new India'. This decision – hanging fire for years since the forces first opened doors to women in 1993-94 – was only a matter of 'when', not 'how'. Another male bastion 'fighter pilot' fell recently. After flying MiG-21s, Flt Lt Avani Chaturvedi will soon complete her operational syllabus on Su-30MKI. Her compatriot Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth engages in dogfights daily with male pilots in her fighter squadron. Women strap up in Indian Air Force (IAF)’s newly-inducted Rafales with panache. The excitement is palpable, coming at a time when ‘Talibanisation’ has (again) cast a long shadow over gender equality and women’s rights in our neighbourhood...

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  • M Night Shyamalan was just 12 when he knew that films is something he want to make a career in. And that’s what he did. His supernatural thrillers have kept the audience on tenterhooks. The Indian-American, who is releasing his new film Old in India, talks about his journey.
    Duration: 4 min
  • Deepa Mehta’s film have always been a mirror to the society, and that’s what makes her a filmmaker to reckon with. Her love for films began early in life as she watched movies in a cinema hall owned by her father, and it birthed the dream of becoming a filmmaker. Mehta opens up on films, Canada and what makes a director par excellence.
    Duration: 6 mins
  • A tune for a name? If you are in Meghalaya’s Kongthong village, this is how the residents greet each other. Also, known as Whistling Village, it has the unique tradition of referring to people with a tune. Upon the birth of a child,every mother gives her kid a unique identity by calling him a tune instead of a name.
    Duration: 4 mins