Tathagata Bhattacharya

  • Share of husbands' inherited property for divorcees: what people think July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: After the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a legislation that will entitle a wife, on divorce, to have a share in her husband's inherited or inheritable property, it has sparked off a debate as to whether the government is becoming too overzealous in its quest for political correctness....
  • 178 today: non-Cong, non-BJP parties will need 95 more seats in 2014 June 12, 2013

    As sources close to JD(U) chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar say that he is close to mooting the idea of a federal front of regional parties including the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and of course the JD(U), it is pertinent to take a look...
  • What 'Mad Over Donuts' learnt from India June 3, 2013

    Tarak Bhattacharya Age: 38 The Challenge: To create a pan-Indian brand from scratch The Achievement: Has turned MOD into one of the most profitable doughnut chains in the country How He Did It: Fly under the marketing radar, invest well in the product, keep customers engaged and open small stores...
  • Why Wharton invited Modi, disinvited him and why many others withdrew

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    The controversy generated over the invite extended to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to address the India Economic Forum at The Wharton School of the...

  • What we are not likely to achieve at Bengal Leads: a response to Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien's post

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Being termed as West Bengal's Gujarat Summit, which wrapped up after a successful show on Saturday last week, the Trinamool government's 'Bengal Leads' conclave has...

  • Pt Ravi Shankar's music was as vivacious as his personal life December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, passes an era of Hindustani classical music - an era which saw the Indian musical artform going global in the true sense of the word. Ravi Shankar, born as Robindro Shounkor Chowdhury to a Bengali Brahmin family in Varanasi in 1920,...
  • This time, Singur comes back to haunt Trinamool November 29, 2012

    It has been just a year and a half that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government assumed power in West Bengal and the fault lines within the party rank and file are already beginning to show. Influential party legislators from Singur and Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata - Rabindranath Bhattacharya and Sobhandeb...
  • Why numbers may not be the right indicators for India November 8, 2012

    Gurgaon: A lot has been read into numbers when it comes to India's growth story. While India Inc has usually welcomed high percentage growth numbers as the high-point of private-public partnership, downward revision of growth rate has invited brickbats from the industry and media alike. But numbers very often mask...
  • Does the Indian economy need a reboot? November 7, 2012

    At the most stimulating session of the World Economic Forum for India 2012 on the opening Wednesday, captains of the Indian and international industry and the Indian government agreed on the fundamental premise that faster economic growth was not just essential for the success of business but also to ensure...
  • Why the World Economic Forum India 2012 meet is important November 6, 2012

    The World Economic Forum India 2012 meet being held in Gurgaon from November 6 to November 8 holds special significance not just for India but for the rest of the world. As Europe continues to face massive liquidity crunch, a problem which is only accentuated by negligible or negative growth...
  • Carlos Santana enthralls Indian fans at Bangalore October 27, 2012

    Bangalore: When Carlos Santana, number 15 on the Rolling Stones magazine list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, took the stage at an open air concert venue in Bangalore on Friday evening, the small trickle of people that had started pouring in since afternoon had reached a healthy...
  • Chat: Indian Air Force - at 80 years, the vision for future October 10, 2012

    Indian Air Force, the world's fourth largest air force, has just completed 80 glorious years. What's the vision of the force for the future? Chat with Tathagata Bhattacharya, Editor, Special Editions at IBNLive, to know more. ...
  • 50 years of The Beatles' 'Love Me Do': well, not exactly October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It is said that the rocker quartet from the British dockside town of Liverpool, The Beatles, started their big-league journey exactly fifty years back when on September 4, 1962, they recorded their first single 'Love Me Do' at the iconic Abbey Road Studios of EMI in London. Accordingly,...
  • Bhagat Singh: the socialist revolutionary freedom fighter September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Banga village of Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of Punjab province of undivided India. His birthplace today falls in Pakistan. Bhagat Singh was a revolutionary freedom fighter and one of the major inspirational figures of the Indian Independence...
  • Gurcharan Das' "India Grows At Night" is thought provoking September 25, 2012

    Gurcharan Das' new book "India Grows At Night" postulates a liberal case for a strong India, for a strong leadership and system that ensures swift governance and justice. Das' work is rooted in the enlightenment philosophy of 18th century thinkers like Adam Smith and John Locke. So Das' strong state...