New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is likely to be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. 122 more words
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Ramachandra Guha in a wonderful essay titled An Anthropologist Among Marxists writes about what he calls a “possibly, apocryphal anecdote.” As he writes “When Indira Gandhi was assassinated, her ashes were sent to different cities to allow public homage. 1,780 more words
In the recent Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs.7,060 crore for the smart cities project over the fiscal. The concept, which doesn’t have a fixed definition as yet, will be developed to address urban challenges by implementing modern infrastructure enabling ‘smart’ solutions and technologies in cities. 174 more words
Last year, nearly seven million foreigners travelled to India—the highest in its history. The number has been rising for a few years now. The only year in which there was a dip (2.2%) was in 2009, most likely caused by the 26/11 terror attacks of November 2008. 224 more words
The finance minister has had to tackle inflation, India’s stance in the WTO and easing regulatory hurdles. That was the easy part.
Even before the general election ended in May, it was clear that if the… 721 more words