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Shakespeare to Stiglitz—the poets and philosophers quoted in India's budget speeches

Thiruvalluvar, Rabindranath Tagore, Vivekananda, Kautilya, Joseph Stiglitz, Shakespeare—and even Deng Xiaoping.

India’s finance ministers like to announce big measures or end their budget speeches—in which they imagine they have changed the course of history—with a flourish. 519 more words

Jaitley’s Maiden Budget Mujra

“Mujra”, the traditional PakIndia dance of seduction honed in glittering Lahore, immortalized by the ever beautiful, dusky Rekha in Umrao Jan, a classic film by our very own desi, aristocrat, designer Muzaffar Ali. 924 more words

Unbelievably Chidambaram

Chidambaram is my native and I’ve been traveling to this place at least once a year.

As a kid it use to be dirty, congested and a very under developed town. 69 more words