Manu Kumar Jain: The smartphone man

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- When he notices that I use a Xiaomi phone, Manu Kumar Jain, managing director, Xiaomi India, starts questioning me about the features I like and dislike. For the next 5 minutes, w... Read More

We need to work on building a more connected India: Manu Jain

New Delhi, Dec. 2 -- 2020 once seemed futuristic enough to envision transformation at scale, yet close enough to set as a target and hit goals. With the end of the year weeks away, Mint invites corpor... Read More

Inside a Harry Potter fandom

New Delhi, Nov. 30 -- One of the testaments to the genius of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is that it has sparked wildly disparate forms of creativity. There have been copious amounts of fan fict... Read More


New Delhi, Nov. 15 -- A day after my meeting with Dunzo CEO and co-founder Kabeer Biswas, stories about Dunzo's financial parameters started hitting the headlines, largely after a Mint story looked in... Read More

Hope and high spirits at a lit fest

New Delhi, Nov. 8 -- The Bangalore Literature Festival this weekend will be playing host to over 130 authors, publishers, editors and actors-turned-writers. The festival, the largest in south India, i... Read More

Lit ideas: 31 things you can do to start living the sustainable life

New Delhi, Oct. 26 -- 1.Carry your own water bottle everywhere as if your life depended on it. At home, replace plastic bottles with glass or metal ones. At hotels and restaurants, ask for a water jug... Read More

Diwali Special: Back to the wild

New Delhi, Oct. 26 -- Earlier this year, during a scorching and dry summer, spotted deer from the Turahalli forest, a heavily wooded area on the fringes of south-western Bengaluru, broke the green cov... Read More

Diwali special: Read your way to the light

New Delhi, Oct. 25 -- Often, the best books on environment and climate change don't address these issues directly, but evoke a sense of wonder about the natural world. In the much quoted words of Sene... Read More

The world on her shoulders

New Delhi, Oct. 12 -- Ironically enough, even as I was writing this piece on a book that talks about the various burdens women bear, I had the kind of experience that is all too familiar to women, esp... Read More


New Delhi, Oct. 4 -- Over the past three years, a group of social workers and counsellors from Karnataka, all working with non-government organizations (NGOs) in the field of child welfare and adoptio... Read More