Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex professional organisation representing public sector enterprises (PSE) is promoting excellence in them and enabling them to be globally competitive. UD Choubey, director general, SCOPE spoke to Hindustan Times.
The way government functions appears strange sometimes. A small group of junior level Indian Information Service (IIS) officers are fighting for the last many years to get a paltry salary hike of just Rs. 400 a month. It would translate into burden on exchequer of a few lakh rupees a year. Chetan Chauhan reports.
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Seven minutes of steady discomfort is all you need to meet the mandate for high-intensity exercise training. Deploying only your body weight, a chair and a wall, spend 30 seconds on each of these 12 exercises in quick succession, allowing only a 10-second break after each to get your breath back.
In wake of the recent border dispute in Ladakh, both India and China are making efforts to rebuild ties factoring in political and economic realities on the ground. Shishir Gupta
writes. China’s ring of friction | The order of business
There are two missing pieces in the jigsaw of Indo-Pacific geopolitics. One is China's intentions and the other, of the US. The latter's Asia-Pacific policy has meandered over the past five years and is probably the reason that Beijing has played hard and soft with its neighbours - and gotten away with it. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri writes.
The way Indian and Chinese media covered the latest border dispute was a study in wide contrast. Perhaps an indicator of the role media is playing in shaping diplomacy between an imperfect but raucous democracy and an economically superior, authoritarian regime. Sutirtho Patranobis
writes. India and China bilateral trade
With news of alleged unwholesome doings in a major Indian religion, cricket, a Jataka comes to mind that combines stories normally associated with the two epics. Renuka Narayanan reports.
Yo Yo Honey Singh attended music classes at the Trinity School in London and Sunny Leone likes watching The Simpsons in her spare time. These are facts that one must consider while deconstructing the impact a proven pornographer and an alleged misogynist have had on the Indian psyche. Shreevatsa Nevatia
Atop an idyllic green hill overlooking Gokarna beach in Karnataka, a 90-year-old priest and former theatre costume designer carefully dusts the 30 bookcases and assorted boxes that house his collection of 1 lakh religious and secular texts. Riddhi Doshi
Having often wondered whether the mixed nuts served at bars and restaurants are coated with wasabi or fungi, I decided to read up on the risks I was running each time I reached for communal masala peanuts. Sanchita Sharma reports.
Here’s your chance to explore and enjoy the deep seated culture behind a country’s dance form. For the first time Romanian ballet dancers of the Bucharest National Opera House will perform in India.
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The question of giving is best addressed between a man and his maker. Tap Dancing to Work — an omnibus of the best articles published in Fortune magazine on master investor Warren Buffett — traces the story of the ‘Oracle of Omaha’.
AT Williams won the 2013 Orwell Prize in London this week. HT reports on the prize that recognises the best political writing. By Kumkum Dasgupta.