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  • Oct 30, 2020 20:54 IST
    We spend far too much time on tasks that are urgent but not important. Flip that around and ask yourself, what do I want to go big on? more
    Charles Assisi
    Charles Assisi
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.
    Oct 30, 2020 20:10 IST
    MMA seems set to take over as the hand-to-hand combat sport of the world, just as pugilism once overtook wrestling. more
    Rudraneil Sengupta
    Rudraneil Sengupta
  • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at an election rally, West Champaran, Bihar, October 29
    Oct 30, 2020 19:33 IST
    Irrespective of the outcome in the assembly elections, the rage against the Bihar chief minister is palpable — and he only has himself to more
  • A police officer stands near Notre Dame church, where a knife attack took place, Nice, France, October 29, 2020
    Oct 30, 2020 22:12 IST
    India has done well to stand with France against extremism and more
  • Jawaharlal Nehru’s fondness for Sheikh Abdullah, on the one hand, and Maharaja Hari Singh’s ambition to remain independent, on the other, made Patel’s task difficult.
    Oct 30, 2020 19:49 IST
    PM Modi was not off the mark when he said last year, ‘.... that if Sardar Patel was the first PM of India there would not have been a Jammu and Kashmir problem.’ more
    Ram Madhav
    Ram Madhav
  • Many women employed in the informal sector have normalised sexual harassment as one of the many workplace hazards. Like their counterparts in the formal sector, they don’t speak up because they are either unaware of their legal rights, scared of repercussions from powerful bosses, loathe to lose jobs or, even, reluctant to complain for fear that their families might prohibit them from going back to work.
    Oct 30, 2020 19:48 IST
    India’s #MeToo movement left out the voices of 195 million women in the informal more
  • China’s leaders are vowed to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” after a meeting to draft a development blueprint for the state-dominated economy
    Oct 30, 2020 16:44 IST
    President Xi Jinping had laid the foundation for an extended stint when he rolled back a constitutional restriction that barred the Chinese president for serving more than 2 terms. President Xi’s second term ends in more