David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens share Economics Nobel 2021

David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens have provided new insights about the labour market and shown what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments that has spread to other fields and revolutionised empirical research,” says the Nobel Prize committee

US retailer 7-Eleven rides piggy back Reliance Retail into India

Based in Irving, Texas, SEI operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 77,000 convenience-retailing stores in 18 countries and regions, including 16,000 in North America

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov share Nobel Peace Prize 2021

Maria Ressa used freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines, while Dmitry Muratov has for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions, according tp the Nobel Prize Committee

Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

`Abdulrazak Gurnah's dedication to truth and his aversion to simplification are striking,; the Nobel Committee for Literature said, adding, `His novels recoil from stereotypical descriptions and open our gaze to a culturally diversified East Africa unfamiliar to many in other parts of the world’

Tatas reclaim Air India in Rs18,000-cr bid

Tata group bid more than Rs5,000 crore over the Rs12,906 crore reserve price set by the government to acquire 100 per cent shares of Air India along with its shareholding in AIXL and AISATS, but excludes Air india’s non-core assets, including land and building, valued at Rs14,718 crore

Benjamin List and David MacMillan share Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021

Benjamin List and David MacMillan have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 for independent research leading to the development of a third type of catalysis, called asymmetric organocatalysis that builds upon small organic molecules


Klaus Hasselmann and Niklas Elmehed share 2021 Physics Nobel with Giorgio Parisi

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 has been awarded to three scientists, with Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann jointly sharing half of the prize money "for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming" and the other half going to Giorgio Parisi "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales."


David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian share 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The groundbreaking discoveries of the TRPV1, TRPM8 and Piezo channels by this year’s Nobel Prize laureates have allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nerve impulses that allow us to perceive and adapt to the world around us, says the Nobel Prize Committee

India's H1 merchandise trade deficit zooms to $78.81 bn

India’s merchandise imports increased by 82.36 per cent year-on-year to $275.92 billion in fiscal first half (April-September 2021-22) against an increase of 56.92 per cent increase in its exports to $197.11 billion in April-September 2020-21



US Retreat Pushes Afghanistan Back Into The Dark Ages

Not just that, the US and its allies have taken home enough of the lesser Talibans so that liberal democrats in those countries can nurture refugee-driven unrest, to challenge and destabilise governments there

The Perils of `Indian' Democracy

Like the socialist state withering away at its extreme, the liberals think that extreme liberalism would also help drive the state into anarchy!

The Arrogance Of Twitter, The Social Parasite!

“Your account is now available for use. Please be aware that any additional notices against your account may result in your account being locked again and potentially suspended. In order to avoid this, do not post additional material in violation of our Copyright Policy and immediately remove any material from your account for which you are not authorised to post,” the social media app warned India’s IT minister Shivshankar Prasad after unlocking the account

Stifling fiscal freedom

While a uniform tax rate would disable low-income and developing countries wanting to preserve or enhance their corporate tax base and mobilise revenue, the G7 is more concerned about the shift of income from intangible sources such as drug patents, software and royalties on intellectual property to these low-tax jurisdictions

An unbreakable bond during torrid times

Jennifer Rosner in conversation with Swetha Amit on  the idea behind her book, The Yellow Bird Sings, set in the backdrop of WWII, where a Jewish mother in hiding with her children introduces them to music to soothe their frayed nerves

Reimagining Ramayana

Aditya Iyengar in conversation with Swetha Amit about his book ‘Bhumika.’