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Audio podcast: A high-stakes, high-altitude standoff
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Picture: On Finger 4, north of Pangong Tso lake (above), Indian and Chinese troops were deployed a few hundred metres apart. On its south bank, they were occupying heights that overlooked each other’s camps and vital road links. Podcast transcript...
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Audio podcast: Is India’s economic recovery really on track?
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  Podcast transcript Hello and welcome. I am Ashraf Engineer, a communication consultant, but I was a journalist for 17 years before changing streams. While I changed professions, the journalism bug never left me. Over the years, I continued writing...
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The pandemic is an opportunity to remake Mumbai
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Sujata Anandan May 25, 2020 As the number of deaths due to coronavirus in Maharashtra exceeds all other states in the country, and India overtakes China, it might be worthwhile to recall the similarities between this pandemic and the bubonic...
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Double whammy for India: coronavirus and the slowdown
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Ashraf Engineer March 19, 2020 Slowing growth, diminished cash flows, a seemingly unending banking crisis, and now the coronavirus… it’s no wonder the ‘R’ word is no longer being mentioned in hushed whispers. Even until the beginning of 2019, though...
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