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Why blame Coalition dharma?

Views:1157 | Author:Raghu Krishnan | Posted on March 17, 2011

First, the TV news channels quoted AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi as stating that if the Congress-led UPA coalition government could not tackle national problems like rising prices as decisively .. Read full story

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Eight recipes to food for all

Views:1273 | Author:Olivier De Schutter | Posted on March 9, 2011

World Bank president Robert Zoellick recently listed nine measures that the G20 should adopt under its current French presidency. These range from improving information about grain stocks and developi.. Read full story

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The 'Saat Khoon Maaf' Budget

Views:1148 | Author:Srivatsa Krishna | Posted on March 8, 2011

Pranab Mukherjee's Budget left many things undone. For example, he could have allowed FDI in multi-brand retail in cities with more than one million people, but chose not to. Labour reforms, critic.. Read full story

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Budget 2011: Taxing times ahead

Views:1265 | Author:Sudhir Kapadia | Posted on March 2, 2011

On the face of it, Budget 2011 appears broadly tax neutral inasmuch as what the finance minister has given away in direct tax proposals (roughly . 11,000 crore), he hopes to recover through indirec.. Read full story

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The false promise of green jobs

Views:982 | Author:Bjorn Lomborg | Posted on February 17, 2011

Political rhetoric has shifted away from the need to respond to the “generational challenge” of climate change. Investment in alternative energy technologies like solar and wind is no.. Read full story

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Budget '11: Subsidise Tech R&D

Views:1229 | Author:V Sridhar, G Venkatesh & Kala S Sridhar | Posted on February 16, 2011

One decade of the new millennium is over and companies, especially in consumer electronics, are wooing customers with new models. Mobile handset vendors are releasing, on an average, about 35 new.. Read full story

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It's not Just Cricket!

Views:1114 | Author:Raghu Krishnan | Posted on February 15, 2011

It's not just a billion Indian cricket fans who will be rooting for Dhoni's boys to win the 2011 World Cup which begins on February 19 and concludes on April 2. With roughly 70% of the global rev.. Read full story

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Companies Bill must help structuring

Views:1371 | Author:Chandrajit Banerjee | Posted on February 14, 2011

The new Companies Bill 2009 must facilitate sound and genuine corporate planning, structuring and finance operations. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has made cer.. Read full story

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The Tunisian catalyst

Views:1414 | Author:Joseph E Stigiltz | Posted on February 11, 2011

The whole world celebrates Tunisia’s democratic revolution, which has set off a cascade of events elsewhere in the region — particularly in Egypt — with untold consequences. The.. Read full story

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Rethinking farm for better health

Views:1143 | Author:Shenggen Fan & M S Swaminathan | Posted on February 7, 2011

It is time for us to take a hard look at our agricultural system. We are not yet reliving the food crisis of 2007-08, but food prices are surging, with global prices for wheat and maize rising by.. Read full story

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