Middle Class

  • India's rising middle class competing with America, says Barack Obama 29-05-2014 12:03 AM

    As a rising middle class - from Brazil to India competes with Americans, and as new nations embrace democracy and market economies, the US has to be ready to respond to this new world order, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said. "The world is changing with accelerating speed. This presents...
  • Target to upgrade 70 crore people to middle class, says Rahul Gandhi 30-01-2014 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: Reaching out to the strata between BPL and middle class, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Congress will focus on giving these 70 crore people a better life and basic social security as he sought direct feedback from labourers and street vendors for Lok Sabha poll manifesto. "The meaning...
  • FTP: Ordinance rolled back, Lalu goes to jail: Has middle class power come of age? 03-10-2013 11:50 PM

    With the Cabinet rolling back the ordinance shielding convicted legislators, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was sentenced to jail for five years in the fodder scam. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts with ordinance being rolled back, has middle class power come of age....
  • Middle-class Indians hard hit by rupee's fall: Survey 20-06-2013 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: As the Indian rupee slumps to new lows, the country's middle class has been forced to cut back on eating out, buying branded products or new cars, studying abroad etc. as their monthly expenditure has risen by 20 per cent, a study by Assocham revealed on Thursday. The...
  • Protests over student's death cut across party lines: Priyanka Gupta 04-04-2013 07:06 PM

    Student activist Sudipto Gupta died in a police crackdown on a students' protest in Kolkata. The incident has seen thousands of people pour into the streets of Kolkata. The West Bengal government has been, till now, non-committal about a proper probe into the incident. To what extent will this incident...
  • Is the Indian middle class becoming an active agent of change?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    The recent outcry of middle-class men and women, many of whom not associated with any political party or developmental organisation, is an important phenomenon that...

  • P Chidambaram insensitive to the middle class: BJP 11-07-2012 12:11 PM

    Home Minister P Chidambaram's remark on price rise, hitting out at the middle class for willing to pay Rs 15 for ice-cream but not a rupee more for a kilo of rice, has the Opposition up in arms against him. ...
  • Price rise: PC 'disgusted by distortion of remarks' 11-07-2012 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a statement saying Home Minister P Chidambaram was "shocked" and "disgusted" at the apparent distortion of his remarks on price rise by the media. The MHA statement said, "Home Minister P Chidambaram is shocked and disgusted by the deliberate...
  • Yes, I am being served

    Heat beat |  Oindrila Mukherjee
    Friday was a typical weekday morning at my parents' home in Gurgaon where I'm staying. First, a guy came to fix the printer. Then another...

  • India's urban consumer confidence edges up: survey 09-05-2012 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: India's urban consumer confidence improved marginally in April, but concerns about the economy kept consumers pessimistic, a survey released on Wednesday showed. The BluFin Consumer Confidence Index rose to 41.1 in April 2012, from 39.9 in March. The index recorded its lowest score of 35.8 in December 2011....
  • India likely to grow at 6.1 pc in 2012: Report 08-04-2012 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: India is expected to grow at 6.1 per cent in calendar year (CY) 2012, similar to the pace recorded in Q4 2011, the Ernst & Young's quarterly Rapid Growth Markets Forecast (RGMF) released in Mumbai said. Growth should be picking up in H2 2012, provided the global economy does...
  • A class apart

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The powerful must speak the language of equality In the crowds at Ram Lila Maidan, at the height of Anna fever, there was anger ...

  • Listening to Ramdev

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    Swami Ramdev may have jumped off the podium but is still news. Many of my friends see him as a threat to democracy arguing he...

  • Sikhs, Hindus now part of middle-class Britain 14-12-2010 06:18 PM

    London: "Long-established" Hindu and Sikh families in Britain are now being categorised as part of the country's middle-class, according to a survey that also revealed the changing societal lifestyles. The lifestyle of a typical middle-class Briton was revealed in a research by Experian that was published on Monday, the Daily...
  • Soaring vegetable prices hit people below the belt 15-07-2010 11:55 PM

    Food inflation has forced families to readjust their grocery budgets. ...
  • Why middle-class India can't afford to fall sick

    My Parents' Daughter |  Archana Jahagirdar
    Hello darkness, my old friend... We suffer in silence. Or rather we suffer because of silence. The human experience is singular in its suffering. ...

  • Indian middle class, invisible and indifferent

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Long before Mamata Banerjee, there was Mrinal Gore. In crumpled sari, rolling pin in hand and fists clenched, the socialist leader was the original political...

  • China's credit card debt crosses $800 million 12-11-2009 11:55 AM

    As the world battled recession, the Chinese bought more credit cards. ...
  • US food banks reel under global financial recession 28-02-2009 10:59 AM

    The recession has begun to hit the middle class American . ...
  • Chat Now: Arushi murder and changing family values? 24-05-2008 12:12 PM

    Chandigarh: Middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has been forced out of action for the past few months following a rare germ cell cancer in his lungs, on Thursday said he is eyeing a comeback by September this year. Hopefully, I should be back [in action] very soon. Maybe in next...
  • Indian politicians tell Bush to back off 04-05-2008 01:26 AM

    Mirpur: The most-awaited 100th international century by Sachin Tendulkar went in vain as India lost to Bangladesh by five wickets in their Asia Cup encounter on Friday. Tendulkar's hundred (114), which came in 147 deliveries, took the Indian score to 289 and it looked a daunting total till a series...
  • New India pushing food prices, Bush suggests 03-05-2008 10:22 AM

    Hamilton: South Africa strike bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn took five wickets from 17 balls and without conceding a run to spark a dramatic collapse that saw New Zealand dismissed for 185 on Thursday on the opening day of the second Test. New Zealand slipped from a strong position...
  • 'Masstige' is new marketing Buzzword 17-05-2007 08:07 PM

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  • UP middle class uninterested in polls 04-05-2007 12:04 AM

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  • 30 Minutes: All about Indian gigolo 16-03-2007 10:58 PM

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