Nehru decided to build The Ashok in New Delhi to host a UNESCO conference. For a prime minister focussed on India building with projects like the Bhakra-Nangal Dam, IITs and factories, "the hotel spoke of the gumption of the country at that time." Manavi Kapur traces the eventful journey of the hotel, which has now completed 60 years. The Ashok wears the scars of the myriad seasons of New Delhi, stains of time marring its once-pristine pink sandstone facade. It's still grand but no ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
James Wilson has been tracking the demonetisation drive since it was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. During his investigation, he discovered that contrary to claims, no new security features have been added to the new currency notes apart from what existed in the ones that were demonetised, and hence counterfeiting is not going to be halted. He posted his findings on his blog titled 'Decipher the Demonetisation'. With Wilson's kind permission, Rediff.com is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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