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Shrinking values

Views:457 | Posted on January 11, 2011

What is a crore of rupees these days? Once upon a time, it was an amount that short-circuited a former telecom minister's political career when it was found in his house, inelegantly stuffed in a m.. Read full story

IPL is alive and kicking

Views:500 | Comments:1 | Posted on January 11, 2011

The weekend auctions have demonstrated that the Indian Premier League (IPL) continues to be the world's fastest-growing sports league despite the allegations which saw the ousting of the commission.. Read full story

When charity is self-interest

Views:457 | Comments:2 | Posted on January 11, 2011

The theme at this year's function to distribute the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence was giving.


Animated discussions led by leaders in giving, such as Shiv Nadar .. Read full story

Funny authority

Views:525 | Posted on January 10, 2011

Often, dictators and authoritarian characters, downright nasty as they may have been, are dealt a severe blow by posterity. This often happens in the form of being subjected to laughter and ridicul.. Read full story

Renew focus on AIR

Views:493 | Posted on January 10, 2011

The government is right to raise the direct tax collection target by . 20,000 crore. The bar should rise as the economy grows.


However, the tax department should also get its ac.. Read full story

Sibal is right on numbers

Views:464 | Comments:1 | Posted on January 10, 2011

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal is entirely right to dismiss the notion that the exchequer lost a colossal.1.76 lakh crore on account of the manner in which 2G licences were granted in 2008.But this d.. Read full story

Tipple of honour

Views:545 | Posted on January 7, 2011

It comes in pints"!one of the Hobbits exclaims in delighted incredulity in the film version of The Lord Of The Rings, when offered a drink in a tavern. Tolkien surely meant the Shire and the H.. Read full story

Unkind New Year gift

Views:533 | Posted on January 7, 2011

The government's cup of woes overflowed on Thursday with food inflation numbers accelerating for the fifth straight week to the highest in more than a year. Driven by a sharp (59%) increase in the .. Read full story

Create Telangana

Views:555 | Comments:3 | Posted on January 7, 2011

Krishna tried his level best to avoid a showdown between cousins, but could not prevent an epic war. Srikrishna's six alternatives seek similar conflict avoidance but history is set to repeat itsel.. Read full story

From dust unto dust

Views:608 | Posted on January 6, 2011

A New Yorker tried to commit suicide, jumping out of his ninth floor window, only to be saved by a pile, a big pile, of garbage. Thanks to the city's violent snowstorm, sanitation workers had not c.. Read full story

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