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‘High indirect tax mop-up reflects economic revival’

The growth in the revenue mop up is also marked by increase in service tax rate which will contribute an additional Rs 20,000 crore to the kitty.

Chinese Takeaway: Abe’s Defence

Going against the grain of entrenched pacifism in Japan, Abe is making the case that Tokyo should respond to the rapidly unfolding geopolitical changes in the region.

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Rival, collaborator, friend

Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyar’s passing is a reminder of the fading away of an era

Telescope: Breathless over Salman

TV news kept its promise to give viewers carpet coverage of the verdict, relegating all else.

The shadows of forgotten ancestors

PM’s visit to ‘Komagata Maru’ museum highlights the trials of first generation Indian immigrants to Canada.

Tele Scope: Hooked to the telly

What is it that we gain from listening to the likes of Abhishek Manu Singhvi (Congress) and Sambit Patra (BJP) discussing Sonia Gandhi’s birthmark?

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How to be smart

First, India must clearly articulate its vision of what constitutes a smart city.

Trader and the king

Our kings didn’t build systems to mobilise savings or mop up revenues. We haven’t learned from history.

Aryans and Others

How Europeans and Indians deployed myths regarding ancient Aryans in their various reform and nationalist projects.

Objection, your Lordships

The Supreme Court judgment that a Dalit Christian or Muslim who converts to Hinduism will qualify for reservation benefits if his forefathers belonged to a Scheduled Caste amounts to an incentive to ‘ghar wapsi’.

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