Paradox

Supporters of the BJP celebrate early results from the Karnataka assembly elections in Bangalore. Countless elections the world over have shown how Kenneth Arrow’s mathematics work in actual practice. Photo: Ramegowda Bopaiah/Mint
In a group of 23 people, there is about a 50% chance that two people will have the same birthday. Photo: iStockphoto

A birthday problem

3 min read . 22 Aug 2017
For the French, food is more about sensory pleasure than about filling up the tummy.

Slim chance of being fat

4 min read . 07 Oct 2016
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What’s wrong with executive pay?

3 min read . 18 May 2016
Raseel Gujral Ansal at her office in New Delhi; and (below) products from her debut crockery line. Photographs by Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Raj at the table, again

2 min read . 15 Mar 2016
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Silentium Universi

1 min read . 09 Jan 2016
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That last point

4 min read . 17 Jul 2014
There are a few leaders who are already working towards bringing about a permanent change, whose value would last for a long time. One such leader is Yahoo Inc.’s new CEO Marissa Mayer. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP<br /> (Johannes Eisele/AFP)

Dealing with the change paradox

2 min read . 09 Jul 2013
The growing size of state economies has not necessarily translated into economic clout because of the way fiscal rights are distributed in India.<br /> (The growing size of state economies has not necessarily translated into economic clout because of the way fiscal rights are distributed in India.)

The Indian federal paradox

4 min read . 03 Apr 2013
The good news is that Chidambaram has promised a sharp increase in development spending while bringing down the subsidy bill as a percentage of the gross national product. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br /> (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)

The paradox in Chidambaram’s budget

1 min read . 15 May 2013
Quick Edit | The return of gold

Quick Edit | The return of gold

1 min read . 04 Nov 2009
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The simplest message wins

1 min read . 24 Jun 2008
<br />Illustration: Jayachandran/ Mint<br /> (Jayachandran/ Mint)

Money does buy happiness

4 min read . 22 Apr 2008