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    Vajpayee - A master Orator, A Master Teacher

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in New Delhi on Thursday, was a statesman who will be remembered, among the many things, for his skill as an orator - an orator with a poem in his heart and a joke on his lips. In his biography titled "Give the Name" written by Kingshuk Nag, there's an interesting anecdote that the author shares. Way back in 1944, a 20-year-old...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    You Were Wrong Mr. Shakespeare

    "What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." It's rare to find someone who was named even before he was born. I am one such individual. On a hot sunny afternoon in the year 1977, crowds poured onto the streets of a small town in Central India, Jabalpur. People jostled for space, rubbing shoulder to shoulder with one another, causing traffic to come to a...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Atal Ji Was A Master At Reconciling Diverse Views: Murli Manohar Joshi

    Vajpayee was someone who can't be captured in a few memories. He was awesome and his perspective and aura were larger than life. Nationally or internationally, his image was not limited to certain boundaries. He was a true icon of collective governance. You need to have that something extra charismatic in you for reaching that stature. Vajpayee will always be remembered...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Gold Heads For Its Worst Week In More Than A Year

    Gold recovered some ground on Friday as a weakening of the dollar relieved pressure on prices, but the metal remained near 19-month lows and looked set for its biggest weekly fall since May 2017. Gold has tumbled 14 percent from its April high as a rally in the greenback made dollar-priced bullion more expensive for buyers with other currencies. Investors seeking a safe place to store assets amid...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Vajpayee Was 'Quintessential Gentleman', A Product Of Democracy: Jaitley

    Union Minister Arun Jaitley today remembered former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a "quintessential gentleman" who accepted criticism and valued consensus as he was a "product" of parliamentary democracy. Vajpayee, 93, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here last evening after a prolonged illness. Jaitley, who was...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Antim Yatra: A Pictorial Look At Funeral Procession Of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    India's ex-Prime Minister and one of BJP's tallest leader passes away after a prolonged illness and after being admitted in AIIMS, Delhi for over two months. Condolences poured in for the departed leader and hundreds of people gathered to pay their homage to the ex-PM. Sea of humanity at the last rites of Bharat Ratna, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari...

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    Growing Trade Risks May Soon Sour Foreign Appetite For Asian Bonds

    Foreigners turned net buyers of Asian bonds in July after three months of aggressive selling, but the escalating trade dispute between China and the United States and Turkey's economic crisis paint a gloomy outlook for continued regional inflows. Data from central banks and bond market associations showed foreigners bought a net $3.02 billion of bonds from India, Indonesia,...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    The Pros And Cons Of Cat 3 AIF's

    With equity returns seemingly trapped in a narrow band, and a complex set of global and local risk factors raising questions about the future returns of a lot of debt funds, we're likely to see Mutual Fund houses launching Alternative Investment Funds or AIF's in the times to come. AIF's are aimed at savvy, high net worth investors who understand the risks associated with such investments. Probably...

    • yesterday
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    PSEs Turnover In Haryana Rises To Rs 57,628 Crore

    The turnover of the public sector enterprises (PSEs) in Haryana increased to Rs 57,628 crore in 2016-17 as compared to Rs 49,478 crore in 2014-15. This was informed during a review meeting of PSEs held under the chairmanship of state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here yesterday. Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu was also present in the meeting. The turnover of PSEs has made promising...

    • yesterday
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    Final Farewell: Citizens Gather To Bid Adieu To BJP Leader And Ex PM Atal Bihari Bajpayee

    The last rites of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will take place at 4 pm today at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in Delhi. Vajpayee died at the AIIMS hospital, Delhi on August 16 at the age of 93 following prolonged illness. Condolences poured in for the departed leader and hundreds of people gathered to pay their homage to the ex-PM. Restrictions...

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