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How to Make Editors – and Journalism – Relevant Again

              By Hamid Ansari While editorial independence faces challenges in the traditional media environment, the digital medium today provides space for independent thought and contrarian views, says Vice President Hamid Ansari Vice President M. Hamid Ansari delivered the inaugural address at a seminar in New Delhi on the ‘Roles […]

Saroj Kumar Jha, IIT Kanpur Alumnus appointed to key position in World Bank

              Washington: Saroj Kumar Jha has been appointed to a key position in the World Bank with President Jim Young Kim assigning him a role to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Jha till last week […]

IIT-Delhi Alumnus Indian American to head Cornell’s New Business College

Dean Soumitra Dutta New York: Soumitra Dutta, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, will become the dean of the prestigious Cornell University’s new College of Business to be established during the 2016-17 academic year as a world-class centre of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship. Mr Dutta is currently the […]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai paid the highest package ever worth almost $200 million

                Google’s Sundar Pichai is getting a nice payday to go along with his new role as CEO of the internet search company. Pichai received roughly $183 million in stock, which will vest over a period of four years, according to a regulatory filing. The pay package appears […]

For your eyes only

              Who can forget the iconic smoky-eyed look of Jack Sparrow, Captain of the Black Pearl, in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’? Or Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw getting ready to meet her ex-boyfriend Aidan in Abu Dhabi in ‘Sex and the City 2’? While pop culture occasionally […]

Future of World Economy

By Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy. Most believe that the price of oil will recover and that China will continue its rise. They are mistaken. Instead of worrying […]

India will have same access to US tech as closest allies: Obama

Obama said that Indo-US bilateral trade—now around $100 billion—“is still just a fraction of what it could be” Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday promised to “look at” export controls to make sure Indian firms have the same access to American technologies as its “closest allies” and expressed the hope that 2016 will see […]

Oxfam report: Wealth of richest 62 people same as poorest half of world’s population

            According to Oxfam, the world’s richest 62 people now own the same as the poorest half of world’s population. The aid group also found that the majority of low-paid workers around the world are women. The report, titled “An Economy for the 1 percent,” was released on Monday, on […]

India bats; fielders watch China

India has already overtaken China in terms of economic growth in the fiscal year that ended on March 31 this year, analyst of VTB 24 bank Oleg Dushin has estimated India’s growth this fiscal at 7.4% more than the 7% China is struggling to maintain. If growth forecasts for the next year on the Indian GDP rising […]

Quantico opens the door for Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra

            Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish in Quantico   Indian-born actress Priyanka Chopra, 33, didn’t hesitate when offered the role of Alex Parrish in the new American spy thriller Quantico. “She’s Jason Bourne in female form,” Chopra says. “So it’s an amazing part and I really wanted to be a part of […]

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