The founder and CEO of Twitter startled everyone by suddenly quitting his job. An unexpected but more pleasant surprise for Indians: Dorsey’s successor is a former IIT graduate—who appears the total antithesis of his Buddhist boss. Was Dorsey pushed or did he jump? And what does any of this mean for Twitter?
An adoption row in Kerala reads like a horror movie: A newborn baby snatched from its mother and illegally given away. What makes it even more shocking: All the protagonists—including the villains—are well-educated communists connected to the ruling party. And as always in India, this is a tale about caste and gender—though for a change, it has a happy ending.
The government listed 26 bills for the winter session of Parliament—and among them is the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill. Its description suggests that the government may be gearing up to ban all private cryptocurrencies—and create one of its own.
Shares of one of India’s best known digital payments companies fell sharply on the first day of trading after its lacklustre IPO. Here’s a look at why that happened—for those of us who don’t obsessively track the stock market everyday. This is basically an old-fashioned tale of hubris.
The blistering testimony of Pakistan-born Azeem Rafiq at a parliamentary hearing ripped off the genteel veneer of English county cricket—typically associated with immaculate whites and idyllic greens. It also revealed the sport’s ugly secret: racist abuse is not limited to bigoted fans but very much a part of the players dressing room.
Ahmedabad became the latest city to clamp down on stalls and roadside vendors selling meat. It is part of a growing and often violent movement based on the assumption that meat offends Hindu sentiments. But who eats meat in India? And who sells it? Turns out, neither answer has anything to do with religion per se.
In a startup world dominated by younger tech bros, the 58-year-old founder of Nykaa has emerged as one of the biggest winners. She is now India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire thanks to a smashing IPO—and is among the top 20 richest persons in the country. Here’s a quick introduction to who she is—and why her success is truly notable.
Eight people died at Travis Scott’s concert in Houston. Hundreds of others have been injured—including a 10-year-old who is in a coma. How did a music concert of an A-list rapper in one of the most affluent parts of the world go so terribly wrong? We take a quick look at the three key Ps: personality, preparation and profit.
A Pentagon report recently revealed that Beijing has built a village on disputed territory near the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh. We explain why this village is just one piece of the bigger and more alarming picture—of a Chinese dragon breathing down our Northeastern neck.
For many weeks, Hindutva groups and some resident associations have waged a war against Muslims praying in public spaces. The hostility reached an ugly peak on Friday at a Govardhan puja—staged primarily as a victory lap. Meanwhile, in Tripura, the police slapped anti-terror charges on those documenting the recent attacks on mosques. Are these the new rules of worship in new India?
The Group of 20—who represent the largest economies in the world—agreed to impose a minimum corporate tax on global companies. The reason: To put an end to havens that allow them to duck paying higher taxes. The move will reshape how companies like Apple, Facebook etc. do business, but will it work—and for whom?