Collateral damage: Spraying pesticide on a paddy field near Thrissur, perhaps killing useful insects too. KK Mustafah
The Hindu Business Line Collateral damage: Spraying pesticide on a paddy field near Thrissur, perhaps killing useful insects too. KK Mustafah
a butterfly breeze from MP

The bee all and end all

joanna van gruisen

What is the connection between our lack of salad and cyclone damage? To what degree are animal-mediated pollination and climate change interlinked? »

Ebola and India

Masked fighters: Health workers in protective gear battle Ebola at the Island Clinic in Monrovia.

Krishna D Rao & David H Peters

Ebola outbreaks are not new to our world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ebol... »

Clean-up mission opens a river of opportunity for entrepreneurs



The Indian economy is picking up momentum and the present government seems to have its heart and... »

Rising against the elements

High tension lines that were damaged by Hudhud cyclone, being restored by workers on the National Highway at Satyam junction in Visakhapatnam. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Ch R Sarma

Those who love it have constantly referred to it as “a city of destiny” — namely, one singled out... »

Skill-development as a sustainable growth strategy



A skilled workforce is a fundamental element of a vibrant rural livelihood strategy. India has wi... »

Clicks overpowered bricks in the retail war this Diwali

Priyanka Pani

Consumers clicked with e-tailers this Diwali, and how. Even as brick-and-mortar retailers ranted against online players for selling products at lower prices, consumers swarmed the e-tailing sites... »
Lead Story

Cancer care goes free for the poor in Kerala

Those holding BPL cards and those covered by the Rashtriya Swasthya
Suraksha Yojna are eligible for the Sukrutham scheme

KPM Basheer

“We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell,” Lance Armstrong, champion cycle racer, who recovered from advanced testicular cancer once said about his battle aga... »

My Five

‘Photography and travel help me rejuvenate’

Ravi Chauhan, Managing Director, SAP India

Ravi Chauhan

1 I am an early riser. My day begins at 5-5:30 am and going to the gymnasium is an integral part of my weekly routine. Even if I am travelling, I make it a point to hit the gym... »

Watch out for lead exposure

Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The key is to stop children from coming into contact with lead and treating those who have been poiso... »

Social media portals apply for ‘.ooo’ domain

Our Bureau

The newly launched generic ‘.ooo’ (dot-triple-o) domain, introduced by e-commerce firm, has caught the fancy of netizens. Going by the claims of the company, it has received registrat... »

Autodesk to invest $100 m on 3D printing firms


Designing software maker Autodesk will invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, w... »

More than brooms

A college student participating in a cleanliness drive at Dadar Beach after the launch of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

Anant Maringanti

Sure, the government needs public-private partnerships for its cleanliness drive. But given the historical inequities in the sanitation sector, it also needs to provide regulation »

Clothing well-to-do India

In their jeans Sanjay Lalbhai, chairman and MD of Arvind Ltd, with sons Punit and Kulin

rashmi pratap

From a swadeshi mill to global denim-maker, Arvind has constantly reinvented itself. Its next big opportunity is the country’s high-earning millennials who love to dress in big brands »

Wipro implements CRM solutions for SRL Diagnostics

Our Bureau

Wipro has assisted SRL Diagnostics transform its customer care operations by providing new customer experiences across multiple communication channels, the Oracle Service Cloud platform. ... »

Death by design

veena venugopal

Public conversations about death have always been crowd-pullers. In the last few weeks though, the tone and tenor of these conversations have changed »

Farce as the glue

The naked truth

False alarm

Journalism, seriously?


2G case: Raja, Kanimozhi charged with money laundering

IPAB directs Apple Inc to respond on trademark issue

Defer auctions till you get enough spectrum: telecom companies to Centre

Increase in data usage propels Airtel’s profit to 3-year high

Mum’s the word for Instant Messaging apps

Our Bureau

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday announced significant changes to its instant messaging platform BBM that will allow users to set a timer for how long messages and pictures they share with contacts can be... »

14 th November: World Diabetes Day

This World Diabetes Day is the first of a three-year campaign to focus on healthy living and diabetes, says the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). There are 382 million people livi... »
Family Doctor

GPs: The disappearing first line of defence

Mahima Jain, Niharika M

Shortly after Poorvaja Prakash moved to Mumbai for work, she had a persistent throat infection, which led to high fever. On visiting a reputed hospital, “The first thing the doctor asked was if... »


TB in the time of Ebola

Healthcare workers in India need to be better trained to pick up symptoms of Ebola and refer people to the right hospitals.

PT Jyothi Datta

The Ebola virus has globally infected over 10,000 people and over 4,900 have died, the World Health Organisation said last week. That very week, another WHO report cautioned that around three m... »

Facebook sets up India Client Council


World’s largest social networking site Facebook has set up the India Client Council to offer a forum to brands to share ideas about the future of marketing. The Council includes companies... »

New York times

Kunal Kapoor, of Masterchef India fame and executive sous chef at The Leela, Gurgaon, takes a bite of the Big Apple. »

Celestial cinema

Shadows speak Jules Janssen captures the transit of Venus in Nagasaki, Japan (1874)

Rohit Gupta

The unexpected ways in which colonial astronomy gave birth to motion picture »

Facebook starts India Client Council

K V Kurmanath

Facebook has announced the India Client Council to “serve our partners”. The forum comprises heads of businesses, including Delna Avari (Head of Marketing and Communication Services, Tata Motors),... »

Mazel tov again

A day at the zoo in the 1930s.

shreevatsa nevatia

‘Recalling Jewish Calcutta’ uses photos, videos, recipes and documents to tell the story of a community whose strength has dwindled from 4,000 in the 1940s to two dozen today »

The Kashmiri

Help yourself: A man pulls his son on an inflatable raft through the floodwaters in Srinagar.

Omair Ahmad

Too often names of places like Kashmir come to us through tales of grief. But there are stories untold of heroes and everyday heroism that rarely make the headlines »

A second wind

IBS Soft voted ‘IT Provider of the Year’ for air cargo sector

Obediently yours

From coconut towers to Pahadpur

A quiz on unusual jobs and titles

Green Humour

Sirois is Executive Chairman, OnMobile Global

Myntra to marry fashion, tradition in Wedding Store

BL Ink

Death by design

veena venugopal

Public conversations about death have always been crowd-pullers. In the last few weeks though, the tone and tenor of these conversations have changed »

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