With millions of Indians already invested in cryptocurrencies and possibly as many trying to assess its scope and risks before taking the plunge, there is a lot of interest in the upcoming Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, slated for discussion in the ongoing winter session of Parliament. The Bill is expected to include accountability and transparency standards for crypto-trading exchanges, with many hoping the digital tokens will be treated as assets like equities or real estate.
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“CRICKET IS INDIA'S HEARTBEAT”
Ayaz Memon once aspired to be a cricketer, an engineer, a lawyer. That was all until he discovered his true love—journalism. It allowed him to live the many highs and lows of Indian cricket over four decades. Indian Innings, an anthology edited by him, tells stories of key moments that shaped the game.
THE BIG BANK ROBBERY
CROOKS DEFRAUDED BANKS OF Rs 1.38 LAKH CRORE IN 2020-21. SUCH STAGGERING SUMS SWINDLED FROM BANKS EVERY YEAR MOSTLY REMAIN UNRECOVERED. WORSE STILL, THE SCAMS ARE DETECTED MONTHS LATER AND ARRESTS LEAD TO FEW CONVICTIONS
ABDULRAZAK GURNAH WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE. AFTERLIVES, HIS MOST RECENT NOVEL, HELPS US SEE WHY
As Happy As Can Be
In his latest novel, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka shows us how Nigeria came to find itself stuck in a cycle of recurring despair
Congress: A New-Look Opposition?
Rahul Gandhi may still be the most ideally placed to revive the fortunes of the Congress but Mamata Banerjee is seen as a better candidate to lead an Opposition alliance against the BJP
Economy - The Hope And The Worry
In the third year of PM Modi’s second term and two years into the pandemic, a majority of Indians continue to have faith in the Centre’s handling of the economy. However, high inflation, a lack of jobs and shrinking incomes mar any rosy outlook
Covid-19 Vaccine Without Waning
A majority of MOTN respondents give a thumbs up to the Union government’s vaccination drive and Covid efforts, with Odisha scoring top marks among states for its handling of the pandemic
In Modi We Trust...
The biannual survey reveals that the prime minister is still regarded as the best bet for the job, but serious concerns remain
Raja of Ras
The Kathak stalwart’s impact and outreach have been and shall remain universal
UP THE DOWNWARD SLOPE
MOHAMMAD ARIF KHAN IS CARRYING ON HIS BRAVE, HARDENED SHOULDERS ALL OF INDIA’S WINTER OLYMPIC HOPES