Literature

Not too long ago, India was the darling of the world with its rosy growth story. Then came the 2008 global meltdown and it all came crashing down. Thereafter a recovery seemed in sight with GDP growth at 8 per cent in 2018-19, but now it's down to 5 per cent in 2020-21. ...

In 1700, the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was arguably the richest, most powerful man in the world. He ruled for nearly fifty years, from 1658 until 1707, over a vast empire in South Asia that boasted a population exceeding the entirety of contemporary Europe. Today, he has been forgotten in the West....

He came to the city when he was 14. No, he hasnt been writing the book for 10 years because he is constantly fascinated by it. "But because its personal." New York, in all its avatars is open, thrives on migrants -- two out of three people are either migrants or their children. Of course diversity is important for business, for money, he smiles....

Sharing the stage with author Shobha De and actor and activist, Vani Tripathi Tikoo on the inaugural day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the journalist stressed that a �good life allowed one to be herself. "As women, we dont need to be told what is right. It is one when women learn not to be silenced."...