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Why the chattering classes can’t fathom the vast support for demonetisation

The prime minister seems to have an unerring sense of where the social fault lines lie.<p>More than a month after demonetisation, support for the policy …

India
India

What makes India stand behind PM Modi, despite the demonetisation chaos?

Modi’s image is built on hyperbole – the “Vikaas Purush” (Development Man) with a “56-inch chest” – commands respect, authority and trust. Source: PTI<p>…

A tour of the many homes that Sasikala Natarajan built

<i>The Rediff Special /</i> Shobha Warrier<p>The many homes of Sasikala Natarajan<p>Sasikala Natarajan - video parlour operator turned confidante turned 'sister …

Airport flight ticket sales under govt scanner for black money

<b>New Delhi:</b> The civil aviation ministry has warned airlines, which were allowed to temporarily accept banned banknotes, that it will investigate …

India

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Employment

Do You Need to Develop Emotional Intelligence? Here's the One Question You Need to Answer

Instead of a test that invites you to compare your EQ with others, I encourage asking a single question.<p>Although it's gained popularity in recent years, the topic of emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) is still new to many. Since emotions play such a large role in our ability to make …

Emotional Intelligence

Habits of extremely boring people

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others.<p>One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study, participants gave themselves electrical shocks to avoid sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.<p>In a similarly themed Quora …

Public Speaking

Bad Body Language Habits You Need To Break ASAP

You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words. Now what if you didn’t just apply it to your Instagram account? What if you …

Apple details App Store changes including new subscription revenue split & search result ads

Apple’s WWDC event kicks off on Monday, but App Store head Phil Schiller is already sharing some major changes coming to the App Store that will impact developers. The news comes just six months after Schiller added additional App Store responsibilities to his role.<p>The SVP of Worldwide Marketing …

Why Modi needs Swamy as much as India needs Rajan

OPEN TO OPINION<p>One wishes the national debate revolved around specific allegations, not competencies of either individual.<p>POLITICS<p>| 7-minute read | …

India

BJP Set For An Overhaul For 2019, PM Modi's Next Big Focus To Be UP Polls

<b>New Delhi:</b> The BJP registered a big win in Assam on Thursday but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not taking a break. Five days before his government …

Case Made Out for Quizzing Sonia in Agusta Scam: Swamy

After 17 years, Subramanian Swamy is back in Parliament with a bang. Twice in two consecutive days, the Rajya Sabha MP's remarks against Congress …

Philips releases dramatically improved Hue mobile app to control connected lights

I’ve been using Philips Hue white and color ambience lights around my house since they gained HomeKit support last fall, but the mobile apps that control the lights have never felt top notch. Earlier this week, Philips moved its Hue mobile apps to legacy status with a name change and icon tweak, …

WTO urges India greater tax reform, FDI liberalisation

The 161-member World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday urged India to undertake greater tax reform and liberalise the country’s Foreign Direct …

Starting a company law tribunal is a retrograde idea: Arvind Datar

<b>New Delhi:</b> Arvind Datar, a senior advocate with 35 years of practice at the Supreme Court and the Madras high court, is a man of few words, except …

Sorry, A Facebook Phone Doesn't Make Sense

Facebook is holding an Android-related press event next week and already the Internet is in a tizzy. Could this be the rumored, mythical, magical …

Unusual Facts

10 Awesome Accessories to Organize Your Office

1. LEGO Stationery Art Carousel<p>2. Inbox<p>3. Set Of Four White Boards<p>4. Bluelounge MiniDock<p>5. Cloud Pencil and Eraser Set<p>6. Pantone Wallstore<p>7. Russian …

How Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his friend created India's most valuable sports celebrity

The first agreement of Arun Pandey's life was signed with his mother. Before he came to live in Delhi in 1994, she made him put his signature on a …

Google's New Open Source Patent Pledge: We Won't Sue Unless Attacked First

Google took a stand of sorts against patent-lawsuit theater Thursday with its new Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge.<p>As explained by Google's …

If Mike Lazaridis Can't Save BlackBerry, He'll Try To Save Waterloo

Buried at the bottom of a press release announcing BlackBerry's solid fourth quarter earnings was the real headlining news: Mike Lazaridis, the founder and former CEO of BlackBerry (nee Research In Motion), is leaving the company for good. He had been on his way to the door for some time, stepping …

Amendments to Takeover Regulations

SEBI has recently made certain amendments to the Takeover Regulations 2011 which are as follows:- Public announcemen...