Michael Bloomberg may throw his hat in US presidential ring
Opinion polls show that if billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contests the November election, he would get only 10 per cent of the vote but would act as a spoiler for Hilary Clinton and give an edge to Donald Trump
Siachen soldier found miraculously alive, now stable
Lance Naik Hanamanthappa was buried deep after a wall of ice a kilometre wide and 800 metres high came crashing down on his army post, killing nine of his colleagues. He was flown to a Delhi hospital where his condition is stable
Nepal ex-PM Koirala dies at critical juncture
Sushil Koirala was a key architect of Nepal's first republican constitution, and his death complicates the power equations in his Nepali Congress party
IKEA loses right to use trademark in Indonesia
IKEA lost the right to use its trademark in Indonesia to Surabaya-based furniture company Ratania Khatulistiwa after the Indonesian Supreme Court held that a registered trademark lapses when not used for commercial purposes for three successive years
India's GDP seen growing at 7.6% this fiscal
With GDP growth for the October-December quarter at 7.3 per cent, a tad lower than 7.4 per cent in the preceding quarter, it is highly unlikely that the economy ends the year with a growth rate of 7.6 per cent
 
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Interviews
  Pulse rate: collateral benefit
  The process of coping with scarcities can be quite trying for a bureaucrat, says Vivek K Agnihotri, former secretary general, Rajya Sabha
  What does the Chinese slowdown mean for the world?
  China's slowing economy has rattled markets around the world. Yale School of Management's Stephen Roach, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, says it's good that China is making a much-needed transition-but other countries will need to adapt to a new normal
  That "on top of the world" feeling
  Arunima Sinha, Padmashri, the first woman amputee to scale Mount Everest talks to Swetha Amit about her expedition and how she overcame the challenge of learning to walk and climb using prosthetic limbs
  Sticking to SMART management is no longer smart
  Is 2016 the year to rethink the widely accepted SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely) school of business management? IMD business school's Professor Amit Mukherjee says the fall of hierarchy and the rise of networks in today's business environment challenge traditional management styles
  Introspecting on the purpose of life
  Dr N S Rajan, group chief human resources officer, and member, group executive council of Tata Sons,.talks to Swetha Amit about making people introspect on his two liners
  Net neutrality debate: a case for Free Basics
  It makes sense that those using greater bandwidth should pay more, but what is objectionable is the 'speeding up' or 'slowing down' of sponsored and non-sponsored bits, argues Probir Roy, co-founder PayMate
  Viewing the world through a different lens
  R Gopalakrishnan, Director of Tata Sons, distinguished business leader and author of books talks to Swetha Amit about viewing the world through a different lens
  A tale of two ministers
  The process of coping with the temperament of ministers can be quite trying for a bureaucrat, writes Vivek K Agnihotri, former secretary general, Rajya Sabha
  Achala Joshi, not just another writer
  Achala Joshi, 77, who has been awarded a string of medals and certificates in recognition of her work in education, social work, business and literature, is possibly the first woman to make and market wine in the country. Better known for her passionate involvement in the uplift of abandoned women and children, Joshi talks to Austin Lobo, about her book, An Amazing Grace, on her renowned brother, late Dr Ajit Phadke
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