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The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
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Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
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From bindaas to badass

From bindaas to badass

Shrabonti Bagchi and Asha Rai | February 16, 2013
The dil may still be Hindustani but there’s no doubt that America influences everything from what we watch.
Yasmeen Premji
For the sepia and not the gold

For the sepia and not the gold

Asha Rai and Shrabonti Bagchi | September 29, 2012
Debut novelist Yasmeen Premji talks about writing, backpacking, designing buildings - and why she's unaffected by the mountain of money her…
Luxury is an attitude, an experience

Luxury is an attitude, an experience

Asha Rai | September 1, 2012
Luxury is an attitude that lets you seek out a solar eclipse in the Arctic or take your trainer with you on trip.
Poll Politics
Playing the caste card

Playing the caste card

Asha Rai | July 28, 2012
'Identity politics' is making worrying inroads in Karnataka as the state gears up for early assembly polls.
Between a rock and the Dead Sea

Between a rock and the Dead Sea

Asha Rai | July 7, 2012
Rich biblical history, dramatic landscapes, lost tombs - Jordan's rose-red city is emerging as one of the hottest tourist destinations.


Asha Rai | May 19, 2012
Infosys could be at risk for accelerating its own decline if it doesn't adjust itself to the realities of the new normal.
Infosys is still making bold moves

Infosys is still making bold moves

Asha Rai | May 19, 2012
For SD Shibulal, Infosys CEO, it's a case of baptism under fire. A controversial elevation has been followed by a barrage of criticism about…
Powerful networks
The power circuit

The power circuit

Asha Rai | March 24, 2012
India has powerful networks. While some old ones have lost cachet, there are others forging new connections.
Good business, bad men

Good business, bad men

Asha Rai | January 28, 2012
It is hard to revolutionise businesses without extraordinary confidence in your own rightness.
Power Play
Tilting at windmills

Tilting at windmills

Asha Rai | January 21, 2012
BSY is finding being a mere MLA a life less than ordinary. He wants his crown back, the sooner the better.
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