Ahead of elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, the Centre may raise the minimum support prices (MSPs) of crops by 15-20 per cent next year, potentially increasing the food subsidy bill by Rs 15,000 crore over and above Rs 1,34,834 crore budgeted for FY17. The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Every summer, my mother would take my sisters and me to visit her parents in Chennai . And every train ride meant being forced to eat idlis doused in chutney powder, sambar rice and curd rice. While all we really wanted was the oily food sold on the ...Condé Nast Traveller India, 7 hours ago
'The fabric of democracy is fraying,' says T V R Shenoy.'It is being attacked not just by terrorists in Kashmir or by zealots in the North-East, but is being ripped apart even in Allahabad, in the Hindi heartland.' About a quarter of a century ago I played host to Girilal Jain, some time after he stepped down as editor-in-chief of one of India's largest newspaper groups. The Berlin Wall had fallen, German reunification was underway, and a nervous France was converting the European ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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