Shreekant Sambrani

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Giddy with gold

It has little utilitarian value as a commodity. It cannot be eaten or made into clothing to be worn (except as a freakish shirt someone recently made, weighing 3.5 kg at a cost of over `10 crore!) nor is it any material of construction. Yet it gets to everyone, without regard to gender, race, religion, nationality or economic status.

The election that isn’t

In the next 10 days, Gujarat will go to polls, ostensibly to elect a legislative Assembly, but in reality to put a stamp of approval on its chief minister for over a decade, Narendra Modi. The only suspense is whether it does so with absolute conviction, that is, with a clear majority of votes cast, or through a plurality.

When it was observed in this column a month ago that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suffered a precipitous loss of popularity within one year flat, faster than his predecessors who lasted longer tha

Pamela Hartigan, director of the Schwab Foundation, drew up a list of 10 points common to people who become dissatisfied with the world around them and decide to create their own work.