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Book Review: Hindol Sengupta’s The Man Who Saved India

A biography of Sardar Patel drives home the point that the towering personality never got his due

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Content tie-ups: How Airtel is snapping Reliance Jio’s heels

With Netflix tie-up, Airtel ups the ante and is fast catching up with its rival.

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The test of times: What leads to the rise of strong, often dictatorial, rulers within the democratic system?

The discipline of political theory basically focuses on the normative—how things ought to be—rather than the positive, which deals with how things actually are.

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Mobile telephony: Numbers speak, and data rules – Rates drop by 90%, average time spent on device up to 240 mins from 190 mins

Rates drop by 90%; average time spent on mobile device up to 240 minutes from 190 minutes.

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Our focus is on partnerships for content, says MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel

With data usage exploding, the competition in the telecom landscape has moved away from tariff, which in anyway is at its lowest, to content as a majority of subscribers use mobile data to watch video.

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Stricken by the empire: A well-researched take on British and Indian history during World War-II

The British period of India’s history continues to be a subject of intense interest amongst commoners as well as scholars even after 70 years of the country’s independence.

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2G scam verdict: Nripendra Misra accused A Raja of cherry-picking from Trai recommendations

Nripendra Misra, former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), had charged former telecom minister A Raja with cherry picking from his recommendations, instead of accepting them in their entirety.

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2G scam verdict: A Raja, Kanimozhi walk free, but here is what remains unexplained

Though the special CBI court on Thursday acquitted former telecom minister A Raja and all others who were charged in the 2G spectrum scam of January 2008, the irregularities with regard to the allocation of licences and spect

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Broken Sparrow: A trip down memory lane

However, Sinha, through his book, where he tells the story of his growing-up days and beyond through 26 short stories, convinces one that any ordinary person can pen down his/her memoir by narrating stories of an ordinary lif

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Reliance Jio phone: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea eye unequal competition; major setback in store

Jio has a fully-4G Volte network and therefore can provide unlimited voice calls on its feature phones for free.

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Gandhi’s identity crisis: At a time when the Mahatma is being given various name tags, his grandson’s book is a reminder of Gandhi’s relevance

BJP president Amit Shah’s recent remark calling Gandhi a ‘chatur baniya’ has once again triggered a debate about Gandhi’s relevance in present times.

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Attendant Lords by TCA Raghavan: The history of the Mughal times

The story of the courtiers of the Mughal era has an uncanny resemblance to today’s politics

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Book on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, yet another political biography

CONTEMPORARY HISTORY is an important and interesting stream, but the pertinent question is, what is the right time to write it? It is commonly held that there should be a distance between the writer and the history he writes,

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After giving Reliance Jio free data plan clean chit, Trai churns more controversy, looks to define promotional offer

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) seems to have dialled trouble, once again, for itself. Around three months after it gave a clean chit to Reliance Jio’s promotional tariff as being non-discriminatory and non

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Of India’s golden age

Shashi Tharoor explores whether we would have been better off if the British had not ruled India, and if development during the Raj benefited only the British

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Rebel without a cause

Kanhaiya Kumar’s autobiography reveals the mind of a confused and directionless person and not of a revolutionary as he’s made out to be

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Book review: India conquered: Britain’s Raj and the chaos of Empire by Jon Wilson; world India have been as smart saws lek rule?

Would India have been as advanced a country as it is today had the British never ruled over it?

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Reliance Jio call drops row: Trai says ‘congestion bad’, to issue notices to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will issue show-cause notices to all mobile operators for the high level of congestion in their network that is leading to call failures to and from Reliance Jio’s network be

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A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India; Book Review

For all assumptions of the next century belonging to India, here comes a dampner

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Reliance jio-telecos fight: Are incumbents spoiling their case on other issues

Incumbents need to fight Jio in the marketplace through tariffs and customer service. To be fair, they have begun doing so. But the focus should be purely markets rather than regulation

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No relief for Reliance Jio from DoT over fight with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea

Jio’s complaint has been that the incumbent operators are not providing it the required amount of points of interconnect

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Book review: Hindutva or Hind Swaraj; UR Ananthamurthy’s Narendra Modi diatribe falls flat

Hindutva or Hind Swaraj is not exactly a book that qualifies as a piece of researched, literary work. It is more in the nature of a manifesto, at best an essay, at worst a rant

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As Reliance Jio 4G offers unveiled, telecom tariff war enters data zone

Since RJio’s tariffs are much lower than incumbents, expect another round of battle if subscribers want to port out to it

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RJio vs Airtel, Vodafone, Idea: Govt to remain hands off on how long trial services can last

DoT, Trai to plug deficit prospectively, keep off for now

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HC orders offender Lava International to deposit Rs 50 cr in Ericsson fight

In yet another instance of a patent infringement spat between a domestic handset manufacturer and a global technology provider...

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As new ICC chief, what’s on Sunil Mittal’s agenda? Find out here

Mittal, who took over the office recently, is the third Indian to hold the position in the nearly 100-year history of the organisation.

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Bharti Airtel’s Mittal says Consolidation in telecom sector to happen in 24 months

The current government’s approval of policies like spectrum sharing and trading has led to this process of consolidation

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