Ashwin Balasubramanian

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Assam floods: Over one lakh people affected in eight districts

The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged with more than one lakh people affected in eight districts where five rivers are flowing above the …

Niti Aayog wants greater role for oil & natural gas board in upstream biz

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Wall Street

The Crown: all you need to know about Netflix's £100 million series, from the 'shocking' first scene to Matt Smith's topless rowing

It's not just the story of a family, it's the story of post-War Britain," says The Crown's director Stephen Daldry in a new making-of featurette, released this week (<i>above</i>).<p>"We get to see them be human and exposed," adds Matt Smith (Prince Philip), explaining that the series "strips away the mask" …

An absolute beginner’s guide to accounting and reading financial reports

For those who’ve not studied accounting, reading a financial report can be an immense headache.<p>For example, how do you differentiate between gross …

Investing

Why Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn't have an office

The reason isn't some nod toward egalitarianism, or a need to feel in the midst of his employees, but rather that he simply doesn't need one, he told The New York Times.<p>"My office is my phone," Hastings said.<p>"I found I was rarely using my cubicle, and I just had no need for it. It is better for me …

You Can Now Thank (or Blame) Netflix for Net Neutrality

<i>This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet,</i> Fortune’s <i>daily tech newsletter. Sign up here.</i><p>June 14, 2016, will go down in history as either a …

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Talks About the "Stresses of Being Global"

Next January, Netflix will move its L.A. office from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, more than doubling its space in Tinseltown. The company already …

35 must-watch indie movies on Netflix

Some nights you turn to Netflix for a bit of comfort food, courtesy of a beloved movie you’ve already seen a million times. Other times, however, …

Entertainment

5 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

If it was up to Bill Gates, this summer you’d read everything from an 800-page (gulp) science fiction novel to a 400-page history of the human …