Columnists

Michael Gonsalves
WPI inflation eases to 2.6% in Sept as food items soften

Wholesale inflation fell to 2.60 per cent in September as prices of food articles, led by vegetables, softened.

Kuruvilla Pandikattu
Rediscover the serenity of silence

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to experience. This may be damaging both our spiritual and physical health.

Michael Gonsalves
Turning job seekers into job creators

This is an extraordinary tale of a man, who could not get a job himself because he had no money to bribe, today employs about 40 people.

M S Swaminathan
The rewards of awards

Scientists all over the world look forward to the first week of October when the Nobel Prizes for the year are announced.

Arun Kejriwal
Enjoy festivities and use sharp rallies to book profit

Diwali has come to the bourses a week in advance. The Nifty hit a lifetime high at 10,191.90 points while the Sensex needs to gain another 250 odd points to do so.

Ashwin J Punnen
Real estate stocks give handsome returns despite troubles

Real estate stocks are having a relatively decent run in the market with the BSE Realty index outperforming benchmark indices like the Nifty-50 and the Sensex by a huge margin over the past few mon

Gautam Datt
Up ahead, by-polls to convey nation’s mood

Opinion is divided over whether by-poll results can be an indicator of public mood but elections for eight Lok Sabha seats are being billed, at least by the opposition, as a mid-term referendum on

Prabhudatta Mishra
Agriculture credit may be extended to animal husbandry, fisheries

Amidst mounting pressure from farmers’ groups, the government may allow people to avail loan from banks at 4 per cent interest rate to buy cows and for facilitating fish farming.

DC Pathak
Spy’s eye: Moment of reckoning

After long years of civilian-army asymmetry in Pakistan, Pak army’s game of cornering the large funding provided by the US in the ‘war on terror’ - without seriously countering the rise of Islamic

Payal Dhar
Gizmo Geek: Mouse with a Midas touch

That step between the sublime and the ridiculous might be a small one, but there are those that navigate it with much aplomb that it leaves you speechless.

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