The Taste With Vir: The most influential Indian chefs

Updated on Jul 11, 2023 02:49 PM IST

Long after people have forgotten individual dishes and have moved on, it is the influential chefs, the ones who changed the way we eat, will be remembered.

The Taste With Vir: The most influential Indian chefs(HT File Photo)
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Plan for the looming El Niño trade-off

Even if the monsoon is poor, inflation may remain manageable. While this could hurt rural growth , fiscal spending can be employed to limit the pain there

India defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 89 cm for the entire four-month season. El Nino, a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific that typically occurs every few years, is linked to crop damage, fires and flash floods.(File Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 09:20 PM IST

The economic impact of the Indian diaspora

The diaspora's role in the development of poor countries, particularly in China and India, has reshaped views on diaspora economics.

Today, politicians of different hues — from Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi — strive hard to reach out to the Indian diaspora during their trips abroad.(PTI)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 09:20 PM IST

Technology is the economic security tool driving US-India ties

After PM Modi's US state visit, it is apparent that the partnership between the US-India will rely on tech and innovation to achieve greater economic security

By all counts, PM Modi achieved a significant milestone and established critical momentum in furtherance of his ambitions during his recent three-day, official state visit to the White House(Arindam Bagchi Twitter)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 07:40 PM IST

The Art and Science of Fitness | Lessons in endurance from disabled athletes

The story of visually impaired athletes like Divyanshu Ganatra, is a lesson in challenging norms and pushing boundaries. We all have much to learn from them

So, how does a visually impaired person fly? (Representative Image- Credit: Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Mind Matters | Five essential steps to master difficult conversations

Mastering difficult conversations is a skill that develops over time with practice and patience. Key is clarity, empathy and listening

 In this comprehensive guide, we will outline five essential steps to help you prepare for and navigate difficult conversations with confidence and grace.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 05:06 PM IST

A dog's death is a wake-up call for us

The recent death of a Labrador Retriever due to suffocation in locked car highlights the blindspots in our awareness about animal welfare

 It's not for nothing that dogs are man’s best friend. They have a relationship with humans that stretches back thousands of years.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 03:41 PM IST

NATO can help Delhi anchor Indo-Pacific

India is wary about any engagement with NATO. However, the growing strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific opens the door for deeper dialogue with India.

The NATO and Lithuanian flags fly in Vilnius, Lithuania on July 9, 2023, a few days ahead of a July 11-12 NATO Summit. (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 10:04 PM IST

UCC is a constitutional obligation. Fulfil it now.

False narratives that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a smokescreen for a majoritarian political agenda need to be debunked.

Not effecting UCC in all likelihood was a deliberate British ploy to keep the religious tinderbox of discord simmering, which served their divide and rule agenda.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 10:04 PM IST

Power struggles rage on in political families

Ajit Pawar's rebellion is a blow to Sharad Pawar, highlighting the challenges faced by political parties run by families. Future of these parties is uncertain

The events in Maharashtra are just the most recent chapter in this never-ending saga of political families(ANI)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 09:16 PM IST

JUST LIKE THAT | We've barely scratched the surface of our tourism potential

India has every attribute to push it to the top of a visitor's wish list. So why are we still ranked 54 out of 117 countries in a respected global index?

Essentially, we have not given tourism the attention it deserves.(Akash Das/Pixabay)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 10:24 AM IST

Pasoori, profits and a push for original art

The new Pasoori song is a Bollywood adaptation of an indie song and is being criticized for its lack of creativity and dilution of original art.

Satyaprem Ki Katha song Pasoori Nu: Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan in the music video.
Published on Jul 09, 2023 10:09 AM IST

Universal basic income can be a game changer

Universal Basic Income (UBI), if implemented on a larger scale, could be a game changer for women's empowerment in India.

UBI can enhance women’s dignity and reduce their domestic work burden as they then have the ability to buy time and labour-saving gadgets such as fridges, mixers and washing machines.(File Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:09 AM IST

3 troubling questions about Manipur crisis

Beyond duty and constitutional requirements, there’s a moral demand for a head of government to articulate the nation’s concern.

First, why has N Biren Singh not been removed as chief minister (CM)?(ANI)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 09:54 AM IST

BJP moves to rebuild NDA ahead of 2024

The ruling party’s recent moves in Maharashtra, Bihar, UP and Karnataka show it is looking to broaden its tent.

In the past week, the BJP engineered a split in Maharashtra’s largest regional party, the Nationalist Congress Party,(ANI)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 09:54 AM IST

Fifty and still fabulous: Albums that turned 50 this year

Either we grew up listening to these albums or our elder siblings or parents did. At 50, these albums remain part of who we are, and explain why we’re this cool

Reproduction of the cover artwork for 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in stained glass, displayed at the 2017 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, titled Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains. The album, shortened to DSOTM, turned 50 this year.
Published on Jul 08, 2023 06:04 PM IST

A heavenly music: Innovation plus patience equals scientific discovery

Five experiments have been attempting to detect and characterise the nature of nano hertz gravitational waves, for the past two decades. A scientist explains

Astronomers recently announced that they could “hear” radio pulsars-- the “murmur” of the Universe wafting across eons of time and space using the best clocks in our Galaxy(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 02:42 PM IST

A sense of deja vu pervades the Maha muddle

Sharad Pawar appeared to have been felled by his own games; but by inducting a party it has constantly targeted for graft, is BJP risking its own prospects?

Sharad Pawar may have been consumed by his own games.( (File Photo))
Published on Jul 07, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Talking to your kids is key in this online world

Collaborate with other parents to delay access to social media, and create a family tech agreement that balances children's voices with parental control.

Offline advice for online regulation in kids
Published on Jul 07, 2023 09:55 PM IST

To be just, UCC needs openness and honesty

Despite the BJP's push for UCC, for the uniform law to succeed, it must prioritize gender justice and Constitutional equality, rather than majoritarianism.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel recently criticised UCC, saying that uniform code will destroy tribal culture. (Representative Image/File Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 09:55 PM IST

The future of SCO remains uncertain

India’s presidency of the grouping has achieved some key goals. But SCO may be bogged down by internal contradictions and doublespeak

India is chairing the SCO for the first time since joining the grouping in 2017. (ANI photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 09:30 PM IST
ByRajiv Bhatia

Make the drug approval files publicly accessible

A more systematic approach to drug regulation in India is required to ensure safety and efficacy.

It is time for doctors and citizens to ask the health ministry to put in place a cogent policy to tackle this issue of dubious drugs ((REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE))
Published on Jul 06, 2023 09:30 PM IST

Reconsider the smoking rules for OTT platforms

The health ministry asked OTT platforms to display anti-tobacco warnings, but adopting a balanced approach and engaging with industry players is essential.

One of the major issues with the new tobacco guidelines is that they have been rolled out arbitrarily without any consultative process with the industry. (Unsplash)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 09:30 PM IST

Keep an eye on China’s ingress in US backyard

How America counters Chinese ingress in its backyard will be an important touchpoint in crafting its future approach.

The issue of Taiwan is not out of the woods yet and will continue to be the bone of great power contention. (afp)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Undergrad learning can be made free. Here’s how

There is an opportunity to make high-quality undergraduate education available to all Indians free of cost.

Ask yourself the following questions: Is there a need to spend four years on a university campus to attend lectures that are freely accessible online?(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Diversity needs a fresh vocabulary

Affirmative action in US and UCC in India share a common trait: The Right speaking the language of non-discrimination. This needs a new vocabulary counter it

The US Supreme Court delivered a verdict that prohibited universities from using race as a category in determining admissions.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Keeping up with UP | A small party plays a big role

Apna Dal is now split between a daughter, a BJP ally, and a mother, an SP poll partner. Both the big parties are aware of the smaller party's political heft

Apna Dal founder Sone Lal Patel contented that Kurmis were lagging politically, which led him to start a political party that today plays an important role in UP politics(HT Archive)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 05:35 PM IST
BySunita Aron

Scientifically Speaking | With spectacular new obesity drugs, is the weight over

If obesity is a disease, then logically there should be a cure. And the day might not be far off when a pill or injection melts those extra kilograms away.

In India, obesity is reaching “epidemic proportions”. (Unsplash)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 11:22 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

Developed India needs an efficient bus system

The introduction of efficient, convenient and affordable bus services for long distances will provide another option to commuters and add to overall choice.

At present, for travelling interstate or intercity in public transport, one has to look at air services or trains for comfort, safety and speed.(HT File)
Published on Jul 04, 2023 09:23 PM IST

Delhi ordinance row signals deeper issues with federal structure

The Delhi conundrum is multi-faceted, and the earlier the SC clarifies its position, the better it is for the country.

In an ideal democratic governance structure, the ministers and the civil servants must work hand in hand
Published on Jul 04, 2023 09:23 PM IST
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