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Full stack startups

Many of today’s most exciting startups were tried before in a different form.<p>Suppose you develop a new technology that is valuable to some industry. …

The Art Of The Deal

<b>THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT</b> of the Northern District of Illinois is an enormous glass cube of a building that occupies an entire block in …

Pakistan

Known Unknowns

<b>ON 19 NOVEMBER 1987</b><b>,</b> during the protracted final phase of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Indian Airlines flight IC 452 from Kabul landed at New …

Journalism

The Defeated

<b>ON THE AFTERNOON OF 19 MAY 2009,</b> at around 1:20 pm, a ration shop accountant named Sivarajan ran to the front of the winding lunch queue in the …

Sri Lanka

Walking the Line

<b>MINA IS STANDING</b> barefoot in a faded nightie at the counter of her little shop, selling small packets of homemade <i>gur</i> sweets, sachets of shampoo and …

Uttar Pradesh

Breaking the Silence

<b>1<br>The New Challenge of Inequality</b><p><b>THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY</b> is having a revolutionary effect on life in contemporary India.” This was the considered …

Income Inequality

The Doctor and the Saint

<b>[I]</b><p><b>ANNIHILATION OF CASTE</b> is the nearly eighty-year-old text of a speech that was never delivered.* When I first read it I felt as though somebody had …

India

Foreign Returns

<b>LATE LAST DECEMBER,</b> about 150 supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party gathered in an auditorium at the Edison, New Jersey, headquarters of TV Asia, …

Stratagems and Spoils

| ONE |<p><b>THE RUMBLINGS BEGAN</b> just before the storm, and the wise men predicted its arrival with uncanny precision.<p>In the first week of June, a few days …

A Separation

<b>WHEN THE HINDU JATS OF KAKRA</b> describe their village to journalists, they most often use the adjective <i>naram</i>, or “soft,” to set it apart from the …

Are Speculative Bubbles Good?

Are speculative bubbles good for the economy? With much of the developed world still suffering the after-effects of the great housing and credit bubble, it might sound like a trick question. On Friday, however, at the annual conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which is taking …

In Deep

The dark and dangerous world of extreme cavers.<p>On his thirteenth day underground, when he’d come to the edge of the known world and was preparing to pass beyond it, Marcin Gala placed a call to the surface. He’d travelled more than three miles through the earth by then, over stalagmites and boulder …

Greed Is Good: A 300-Year History of a Dangerous Idea

Not long ago, the pursuit of commercial self-interest was largely reviled. How did we come to accept it?<p>Among MBA students, few words provoke greater consternation than “greed.” Wonder aloud in a classroom whether some practice might fairly be described as <i>greedy</i>, and students don’t know whether to …