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  We asked Probal DasGupta, the author of Watershed 1967, to explain the India-China face-off and what happens next.  The standoff between India and China on the Ladakh border is making headlines. But why is this happening and what is China thinking?   Here’s the China pov:  The Covid crisis has led to political...

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family in the small village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. He was born on the dirty floor of his impoverished family’s horse stables. Although he was one of 16 children, only seven of his brothers and sisters lived to see...

Rich Dad, Poor Dad written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter advocates financial literacy and financial independence. Here in this excerpt from the book, they throw light on steps to awaken your financial genius. Read more such insightful details on building wealth and investments from Insights from Rich Dad...

Kerala was the first Indian state to report a case of COVID-19. And when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on March 24, Kerala had the most cases of any state. But after the lockdown, while most states kept reporting a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Kerala is one state that...

Diksha was eight years old when she lost her father, a soldier, in the Kargil War. Major Dwivedi would write many loving letters to his family when he was on duty. Diksha and her sister Neha would read and re-read those letters as a way to remember him. Three years ago, she decided to collect other such letters that...

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is a company that has gone through periods of extreme economic crises and has always managed to come out on top. HUL executive Sudhir Sitapati tells us about some of the principles and business strategies that make HUL almost recession-proof. 1. Entrepreneurial approach Most people...

Good mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. A lot of mental health stuff can be patronising, and most of us wish that some good advice was available when we were younger. It could happen to anyone, and we should deal with it empathetically. But if we don’t know enough how do we empathise?...

We all become angry, and most of us don’t like it. We try to suppress it for different reasons – maybe we don’t want to look a certain way, or be called short-tempered by our peers. Feeling angry is not bad—every emotion is valid, and it can be useful for our growth. What is bad is punching our friend in the face...

Karunanidhi, or ‘Kaliagnar’ as was hailed by his followers, was one of India’s most powerful Chief Ministers. Read on to know why he was one of the greatest statesmen India has ever seen –  The DMK chief was just 14 when he entered politics and was the leader of the DMK for over 40 years. He was five times chief...

  This week, we had author and former Chief Economic Advisor of the Government of India, Arvind Subramanian have a riveting discussion with French economist Thomas Piketty, author of Capital and Ideology and many other bestselling books.  Watch their conversation here:   Following are some of the key takeaways from...