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Opinion | India must retain its tech edge

New Delhi, Jan. 17 -- According to data compiled by Tech Nation and Dealroom.co, a global database company, India attracted tech investments worth almost $9.4 billion in 2019. The UK got $13.2 billion... Read More


Opinion | Extreme weather, ahoy!

New Delhi, Jan. 17 -- A new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations' arm for climate research, has findings that ought to make us sit up and listen. Based on a close ... Read More


1979-80: Charan Singh Budget

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- Historically budgets fall in two buckets. Those that are situational-dominated by an unravelling challenge and, hence, largely reactionary-and the few out-of-the-box essays seeki... Read More


Opinion | A wake-up call for Indian timeliness

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- When N.R. Narayana Murthy airs a grievance, or even hints at one, it pays to pay attention. This applies not just to the executives and employees of Infosys, the software service... Read More


Opinion | Last call for relief

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- Telecom companies are one last appeal away from having to cough up a bigger share of their revenue to the government in licence fees and spectrum usage charges after the Supreme ... Read More


Opinion | Science and freedom

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- Should science be political? The belief that the practice of science is never entirely free of politics has been a steady theme of historical scholarship. After all, scientific a... Read More


Opinion | Beware the US anti-terror model

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, India's newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that terrorism will persist so long as it has state backers... Read More


Opinion | Trade worries

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- India's December trade figures deepen concerns about the health of our economy. Official figures show that merchandise exports dipped 1.8% from a year earlier to $27.36 billion, ... Read More


1970-71: Indira's budget

New Delhi, Jan. 15 -- Historically budgets fall in two buckets. Those that are situational-dominated by an unravelling challenge and hence largely reactionary-and the few out-of-the-box essays seeking... Read More


Jeff Bezos and the idea of a factory in space

New Delhi, Jan. 15 -- Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos India trip, Make In India, human survival, manufacturing in Space, extra-planetary manufacturing, Elon Musk, SpaceX, climate change Jeff Bezos... Read More