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Monsoon calling

Vinson Kurian

The recent devastation of crops shows that the Indian economy continues to be a ‘gamble’ on the rain. But can India Meteorological Department’s new model make it predictable? Vinson Kurian reports »

“Our short-to-medium term forecasting capability is world-class”

IMD chief Laxman Singh Rathore

TOMOJIT BASU

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has improved its forecasting capabilities, evident y b... »
INDIA FILE

Coimbatore – On a new course

Gathering speed The Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore is one of the popular destinations for racers. The city is home to India's top racing drivers such as Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok MPERIASAMY

LN Revathy

The second-largest city in Tamil Nadu is transforming and is no longer defined by its textile legacy, writes LN Revathy »

Predicting rain the native way

Creating a flutter: Butterflies get busy just ahead of rainfall. RAJ P SINGH/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Vinson Kurian

Meteorologists use high-tech gadgetry to predict monsoon. But for centuries traditional ways of... »

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... »

Features

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

Death Inc

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 »

Features

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

The march down south

Vishwanath Kulkarni

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

Features

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 »

Features

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 »

Features

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... »

Industry

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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Features

Diptiman Sengupta, Convenor of BBEECC. - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Diptiman: His people’s voice

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

Features

NOTHING OFFICIAL ABOUT IT: With no administration, NGOs provide basic amenities like this school in Paoturkuthi, a Bangladeshi enclave in
Cooch Behar. - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

No Man’s Land

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

Features

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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