Tathagata Bhattacharya

  • Share of husbands' inherited property for divorcees: what people think 18-07-2013 03:54 PM

    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: nonCong, nonBJP parties will need 95 more seats in 2014 12-06-2013 01:16 PM

    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 03-06-2013 11:22 AM

    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

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    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

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    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...

  • Why numbers may not be the right indicators for India 08-11-2012 01:32 PM

    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? 07-11-2012 02:58 PM

    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 06-11-2012 02:47 PM

    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 27-10-2012 11:27 AM

    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 10-10-2012 12:58 PM

    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 05-10-2012 01:41 PM

    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 28-09-2012 01:39 PM

    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 25-09-2012 03:18 PM

    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...
  • Missile technology: where India stands 19-09-2012 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) has conclusively got past its crucial make-or-break stage. The programme, that was envisioned under the leadership of Mrs Indira Gandhi in the late 1970s and was started in the early 1980s, has been further consolidated with an exponentially expanded plan in...
  • Sedition: does it have any place in modern India? 10-09-2012 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Now that Kanpur-based cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that 'mocked' the country's political class, Parliament and the national emblem, one has to bear in mind that the word "sedition" does not actually figure anywhere in the Indian Constitution. It is an offence...
  • NRIs lose case against US firm on son's death 03-09-2012 09:41 AM

    Los Angeles/New Delhi: An NRI couple's bid to get justice for their son failed in the US as a Los Angeles Federal Court jury did not find the argument of the party of Bedabrata Pain and Shonali Bose conclusive enough against Wahl Clipper Corp viz-a-viz the couple's elder son, Ishan...
  • Tuesday's power outage was the world's biggest 31-07-2012 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: In Olympics season, India has been on a record-breaking spree. Monday's power outage, which affected 370 million people after the Northern Grid collapsed, beat the Java-Bali outage in Indonesia which had affected 100 million people in August, 2005. But India's Power department is on a roll. It broke...
  • Average Indian is 25, average minister is 65 25-07-2012 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: India is home to 1.21 billion people (2011 Census statistics) and has more than 50 per cent of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65 per cent below the age of 35. Right now, its median age is 25 years and it is expected...
  • Time flies but India still caught in a TIME warp

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    Ever since India started liberalising its economy in 1991, there has been a palpable change in the lives of the 350 million odd upper and...

  • Eurozone debt crisis: how it affects India & you 18-05-2012 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: As the world braces for a probable Greek exit from the Eurozone as part of the latest development in the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, it is prudent to take stock of the situation and of the effect it might have on India. It is only wise to be...
  • Ripley's inclusion of Irom Sharmila is nauseating

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    The fact that Irom Chanu Sharmila's fast for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur has joined Ripley's odditorium will leave...

  • What the amicus curiae report means for Modi 08-05-2012 12:22 PM

    The report of amicus curiae Raju Ramchandran with respect to Narendra Modi's culpability in the 2002 Gujarat riots has galvanised those who were disenchanted with the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team's (SIT's) findings in the case. Modi's supporters, who were relieved at the SIT giving a clean chit to their...
  • Pranab's USP for President: sheer experience 04-05-2012 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: The rumour mills in the capital's corridors of power are all abuzz that Pranab Mukherjee is the most likely choice as the next President of India. UPA's ubiquitous troubleshooter who has been a parliamentarian since 1969 and has served three prime ministers - namely Indira Gandhi, PV Narasimha...
  • 'Pak Army wants to give peace with India a chance' 02-05-2012 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan military is on the same page as that of the civilian democratic government as Islamabad seeks to redress its relations with India, Lt Gen. Talat Masood, the retired three-star general who was in charge of the country's Missile Integration Programme, told IBNLive in an exclusive interview...
  • India online dislikes Sachin, the MP 27-04-2012 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: The anger against politicians and young India's frustration with corrupt practices have not spared even Sachin Tendulkar, India's modern-day equivalent of God, possibly the only celebrity whose criticism is strictly discouraged in the media and is not a particularly safe thing to do in public. While the Congress...
  • 'Ties with India won't affect Pak arms projects' 25-04-2012 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Missile tests and weapons development programmes of Pakistan and India are unlikely to be influenced by any thaw in Indo-Pak relations and the greater emphasis on trade, Lt General Talat Masood, the three-star general of the Pakistan Army who led Islamabad's Missile Integration Programme in the late 80s...
  • Singhvi CD lessons: get ready for more

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi had to resign from all his official positions in wake of a certain video footage which started doing the rounds...