Aatman Shah

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21 hours ago

Opinion | Don’t dilute Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

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1 day ago

time after time, I desperately feel the urge to read this, think about life in the way Tim mentions it, and then I share it again

The Tail End

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2 days ago

There are three possibilities: ignorance, intention, and strategic interaction.

The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the Venezuelan crisis

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3 days ago

THE GREAT UNSEEN of Banaras is no patch on that soul. The internet. Whether or not airwave connectivity features on the Har Har Maha-development agenda of this city, nobody seems to know

The Legacy of Madan Mohan Malaviya

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8 days ago

How Swiggy became India’s fastest unicorn

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10 days ago

Mohan believes the crucial differentiator is going to be technology. The most important part of his team are the technology people—“right at the top of the hierarchy,” he says.

Ajit Mohan: Streaming success

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10 days ago

Ideas of Poverty

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10 days ago

IMRAN KHAN HAS arrived. It’s too early to know what type of imprint he’ll leave at home and on his relations with key capitals. He could have his hands full at home, and— thanks to the army—he could have his hands tied abroad. Accordingly, his impact on domestic politics may not be as transformational as he’d like, and his ability to shape relations with Pakistan’s neighbours and the US could be similarly limited. If he tries to blaze too independent a trail, he could trigger a new round of civil-military tensions and imperil the position he’s long coveted and will now assume.

Imran With a Magic Bat?

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11 days ago

Searching for Imran Khan

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14 days ago

Donald Trump’s grand strategy

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14 days ago

Imran Khan and the Struggle for a New Pakistan

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15 days ago

Aiden makes his mark

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16 days ago

Joyous!

Why the streets of Amsterdam are so joyful

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16 days ago

incredible.

Losing is my memory of this summer. The stillness of players after a match of motion. Footballers kneeling. On their haunches. Standing with hands on hips. Sucking in oxygen, looking into nothingness. Defeat empties the athlete. Then they try again.

When champions fall: A summer of defeat

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18 days ago

What India need to do to win in England

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23 days ago

To read How to Spend It, depending on your income level and attitude to extravagance, is to enter a world that is seductive or ridiculous, escapist or intimidating, a voyeuristic thrill or utterly enraging – and possibly all at the same time.

How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1%

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23 days ago

what a story.

Hima Das: The girl who chases time

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24 days ago

Ten Years Later, “The Dark Knight” and Its Vision of Guilt Still Resonate

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24 days ago

timely dosage of Mark Manson's golden words.

Stop Trying to Change Yourself

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26 days ago

But maybe this time really is different. Maybe that puck in the Toronto museum will represent a significant step on the road to peace and perhaps even reunification – the first moment the two Koreas worked together to achieve a shared goal, as crappy as it may have been.

Or perhaps peace talks will collapse once again and it will just be another puck in an ice hockey museum. A memento of a mishit, and a bittersweet reminder of what could have been.

Breaking the ice: inside Korea’s unified women’s ice hockey team

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Aatman Shah

28 days ago

Through the 20th century, India’s foreign policy has been shaped by the impulse to stand up against the West — initially against colonialism and later against Western security alliances. In the 21st century, India’s efforts to construct closer relations with the US, have been slowed by the presumed political centrality of retaining “strategic autonomy” from the West.

Raja Mandala: India and Trump’s world

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28 days ago

what a nicely written article!

Frosting is not cake. This seems like a simple self-evident truth, but somehow people don’t get it. Buying, baking, liking or eating cakes because of the taste or the look of the frosting is like reviewing or reading a book because you like the font. So those of you who chunter on about frosting, please understand you reveal your callowness, your general roguery and untrustworthiness to the world the minute you do so. No one trusts you and you shouldn’t be allowed to eat cake, but made to sit in a corner till you finish your barrel of frosting first.

The simple joys of eating cake

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28 days ago

Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

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28 days ago

Fortunately, it is abundantly clear that the bedrock of IBC is that the outcome of the process is binding on all stakeholders. While this is a legislative mandate, the participants recognize that practically, too, the success of a plan will hinge on implementation that benefits all stakeholders on a sustained basis.

Balancing interests under the IBC

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31 days ago

Can’t figure out how to reply to someone? Just press the “h” and “a” keys in quick succession for a couple of seconds. It’ll end the conversation and you’ll finally be able to move on to a new topic.

The above result can also be achieved by subbing in the keys “l-o-l.” For a fun surprise, try responding by repeatedly hitting the keys “h” and “e.” This unlocks the Creepy Feature, which allows you to cease communication with your friends altogether.

Cheat Codes for Real Life

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31 days ago

What Does Mamata Banerjee Owe Winston Churchill?

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31 days ago

The staggering rise of India’s super-rich

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34 days ago

Easing the regulatory burden on the Internet of Things

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35 days ago

Instagram’s Facade of the Perfect Life Has Made Us Lose Our Empathy

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36 days ago

Throughout his career, Soros has made a number of wise and exciting interventions. From a democratic perspective, though, this single wealthy person’s ability to shape public affairs is catastrophic. Soros himself has recognised that “the connection between capitalism and democracy is tenuous at best”. The problem for billionaires like him is what they do with this information. The open society envisions a world in which everyone recognises each other’s humanity and engages each other as equals. If most people are scraping for the last pieces of an ever-shrinking pie, however, it is difficult to imagine how we can build the world in which Soros – and, indeed, many of us – would wish to live.

The George Soros philosophy – and its fatal flaw

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36 days ago

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

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38 days ago

Rajkumar Hirani Is A Dangerous Man

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40 days ago

History, not cinema, definitely not of the cutesy, comedic, hagiographic genre, determines whether Dutt was a victim of the ‘system’ and media, or a beneficiary. It is correct that the TADA trial court acquitted him of terror charges. But it is curious that the CBI chose not to appeal this in the higher court. Do any other terror accused get such benevolence? Never, unless the ‘system’ and the media conspire to help, not target him. His late, Congress minister and MP father begged before everybody for help, even Balasaheb Thackeray.

Cutesy for Sanju to hurl ‘ma-behen ki’ at journalists. But it can’t rewrite evil 1993 plot

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40 days ago

Don’t Hate the Warriors, Hate the System That Allowed Them to Happen

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40 days ago

A response from Ashok Khemka on the notification that introduced a tax on the earning of the sportsperson's earnings from the competition. An interesting view point, debatable nevertheless.

The notification was attacked by professional players who saw it as a “tax” on their labour. However, this is far from the truth. Players are free to pursue amateur sports and can hold all incomes from it. But when they pursue commercial work, then they do so not just for the competition, they are lured by the money.

The Player And His Part

indianexpress.com

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41 days ago

A long read on the crackdown on Internet and the subsequent freedom on it by Xi Jinping post 2012.

Probably it is infact the country of paradoxes.

For the international community, Beijing’s cyber-policy is a sign of the challenge that a more powerful China presents to the liberal world order, which prioritises values such as freedom of speech. It also reflects the paradox inherent in China’s efforts to promote itself as a champion of globalisation, while simultaneously advocating a model of internet sovereignty and closing its cyber-world to information and investment from abroad.

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown

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41 days ago

A Watcher’s Guide to the New York City Fireworks

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42 days ago

“The Trump Doctrine is ‘We’re America, Bitch.’ That’s the Trump Doctrine.”

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’

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42 days ago

The object of the film is two-fold: to project Dutt as a misguided but well-intentioned man and all-round nice guy, and to scapegoat others for his failings. So yes, he was not committed to his work, but c’mon, what is bechara Baba to do when he is under so much pressure to match his father’s greatness? So yes, he took drugs and alcohol, and no Ma’am, that was not okay, but c’mon, can you really blame Baba when his work pressures and personal traumas were compounded by that evil drug dealer who tricked him into addiction? Yes, he bought firearms, but did we not tell you it was because of his desire to protect his father and sisters, as any good Indian mard should? And yes of course he was unprofessional on film sets, but that is sho funny and sho cute, na?

Sanju movie review: Ranbir Kapoor is superb, but what a startlingly dishonest Sanjay Dutt biopic this is

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Aatman Shah

42 days ago

Ever wondered why a public landmark or a monument has so many photos taken from a similar angle, spot?

A combination of factors is at play in these uncanny repetitions. There is the native inclination we all have toward the picturesque: We like to keep the horizon line level, we are drawn to natural spectacle, famous pictures or impressive ruins and we love visual rhythm of a certain kind: symmetry, spirals, curves and converging lines. Standing in a given position, we tend to seek out these cadences.

Take a Photo Here

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Aatman Shah

42 days ago

Ever wondered why a public landmark or a monument has so many photos taken from a similar angle, spot?

A combination of factors is at play in these uncanny repetitions. There is the native inclination we all have toward the picturesque: We like to keep the horizon line level, we are drawn to natural spectacle, famous pictures or impressive ruins and we love visual rhythm of a certain kind: symmetry, spirals, curves and converging lines. Standing in a given position, we tend to seek out these cadences.

Take a Photo Here

nytimes.com

Aatman Shah

42 days ago

The struggles of art, or what is considered art, like the “literary novel” and “arthouse movie”, and its existence at the mercy of the establishment is not because the world is dumb, as artists wish to claim. Art often fails to reach out to the most efficient transmitters of good news—the naïve.

How is good news actually transmitted?

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43 days ago

A New Path in Mexico

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43 days ago

If Trump’s heresies survive the hostility of the Atlantic foreign policy establishments, key Eurasian actors, including India, will have to take much larger responsibility for shaping the regional order.

Raja Mandala: Trump, Putin and future of the West

indianexpress.com

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43 days ago

I don’t know. Football is full of ups and downs. It’s unpredictable. In many ways, I feel like I am the same player I was when I went to the Super League. Going from China to Barcelona is incredible, but it’s not a miracle. It’s not life or death. It’s just football.

I Was in the Grave

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43 days ago

re-sharing one of my favourite articles from one of my favourite writers.. Something that I try to go back to, time and again.. Cultivate a hobby, pursue it, don't get deterred no matter what, obsess over it..

Find something small to be obsessed about in private. And when you do, don’t tweet us, don’t leave a comment and definitely don’t email us about it.

Letter from... Vigata

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44 days ago

The Last Anti-Hero: Sanjay Dutt in Life and Art

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46 days ago

The 2017/18 data (it is believed) will be based on the Type 2 method, and it is expected that the Tendulkar poverty line will yield a low estimate of 4 per cent.

India is middle income now: Raise the poverty line

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47 days ago

Lindelof on his journey. Absolutely incredible.

But these situations are what mothers are for, right? I don’t know how she did it, but she made me feel calmer — I’m sure she was the only person in the world who could have reassured me at that point. She said I would be fine, that things would just be tough at the start.

What Mothers Are For

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47 days ago

China, meantime, has three obvious bubbles that are increasingly feeding one another: borrowing, credit and property.

In most economies, the first two would be one and the same. China’s debt-to-GDP ratio surged from 160% in 2008 toward 300% today.

Is it time to worry about china—again?

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