Rasheeda Bhagat is an Editorial Consultant with Business Line and writes on politics, interesting people, gender, conflict, social and human interest/rights issues, travel and lifestyle.

‘Problem-solving is a skill’

Kal Raman is the COO of Groupon, which has an annual billing of $5.5 million. This self-made man who hails from a village in Tirunelveli is an electrical engineer from Guindy Engineering College,... »

Nitish dares Modi, what next?

By projecting Narendra Modi as future Prime Minister, the BJP is banking on his polarising appeal – that he will get the party enough seats to manage without Nitish Kumar. »

Of frozen farmland and delicious salmon

One of the unique charms of Helsinki is that the sea — waters of the Baltic — is never far away from you. Small wonder then that this iconic city is also known as the Pearl of Baltic. So a predomi... »

Snowing Helsinki is paradise

Helsinki is like no other European city I have visited, though it reminds me a bit of Stockholm, and some of its beautiful stone buildings bring back memories of Madrid. The prolonged wi... »

Rolling Kal strikes gold

Hailing from small-town Tamil Nadu, Groupon COO Kal Raman has taken many a risk in his dream career — all ‘for the learning and not the money’. »

Mud-slinging season has begun

The deadly cocktail of Hindutva, development, anti-corruption sentiments, regional aspirations and several other issues will turn the coming election into a cliffhanger. »

Mattress matters - sleep on it

Getting Indians to shop for sleep accessories like Westerners. »

DMK goes into poll mode

Sri Lanka’s human rights abuse of Tamil civilians is the ostensible trigger for the DMK pulling out of the UPA. But the biggest threat to the party is the war within, which is getting hotter with Alagiri’s increasing defiance. »

Luxury blooms on the Pichola

This is a palace hotel that has been the dream destination of many around the world; only a lucky few have been able to make it, sometimes keeping the dream alive for some 20 years. ... »

Will it be Modi vs Nitish?

With Rahul Gandhi invisible, the Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Bihar have fired the first shots for the Prime Minister’s post. »
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