Vallarpadam International Container Terminal: Lying idle

NK Kurup, V Sajeev Kumar

In February, as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outlined his vision for the Indian port sector in... »

Death Inc

Going tech-savvy Jata Shankar Dwivedi plans to start live telecast of cremation and pujas through his website ANAND SINGH

Prince Mathews Thomas

From Skyping funerals to chartered helicopters that disperse ashes over the Ganga, the economics of death is anything but morbid, writes Prince Mathews Thomas »

The march down south

Homebound Migrant workers return to their sheds after the day’s work at a coffee estate near Madikeri, Coorg. - GRN SOMASHEKAR

Vishwanath Kulkarni

As the harvest season starts in Coorg, Karnataka, coffee planter MC Kariappa has a lot of issue... »

Skilling them for success

Rutam Vora

Late last year, the Narendra Modi Government announced 12 brand ambassadors of Industrial Training Institutes. Alumni of these government-run institutes, they have scripted 12 unlikely success stories. BusinessLine profiles four of them, including Sardarsinh Ladhubha Jadeja, who took inspiration from Gandhiji's charkha »

Kerala’s scheme for migrants

All for work: Migrants at a shack that serves as kitchen-cum-dormitory at Aakkulam in Thiruvananthapuram S MAHINSHA


The State is the first to provide benefits to the job-seekers from outside »


Taking risks: Nagendra Rao at his plant in Mysuru

A tech-savvy entrepreneur

Anil Urs

Nagendra Rao’s printed circuit board business is path-breaking »


S Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation

‘Students, parents yet to absorb the importance of vocational skills’

Adith Charlie

Worried about fixing a leaking pipe, or need to repair the bookshelf? Now imagine if there... »


Thrissur tinted in gold

Pradipti Jayaram

How did the staid city in central Kerala become home to billionaire entrepreneurs? History had a role to play, reports Pradipti Jayaram »
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Diptiman Sengupta, Convenor of BBEECC. - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Diptiman: His people’s voice

The activist used his marketing skills to push the enclaves' cause »


NOTHING OFFICIAL ABOUT IT: With no administration, NGOs provide basic amenities like this school in Paoturkuthi, a Bangladeshi enclave in

No Man’s Land

The boundary agreement will regularise holdings. But a few are worried »


LIFELONG WAIT:104 year-old Azgar Ali is one of the oldest residents of the Madhya Masaldanga enclave. For nearly 70 of those years, he has lived without a country

Searching for an identity

Pratim Ranjan Bose

With India-Bangladesh land pact set to be ratified, 51,549 people will get a home. But will the wounds heal? Pratim Ranjan Bose reports »
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