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democracy in India

Why it cannot be a political decision.

Many days back, in a discussion on TV, Mani Shankar Ayar pronounced what he might have thought was a piece of profound wisdom :...

From tragedy to thoughtfulness

On the night of March 19, 2013, a bus fell off a bridge onto the dry bed of a rivulet 40 feet below at...
two rupees

That’s how they work

That's how they work; or rather do not work. I mean the bureaucracy. Some time back I happened to go to the Land Revenue...
raghuram rajan

Has Financial Development Made the World Riskier?

That’s the title of a paper presented in 2005 by Raghuram Rajan, who was then Economic Counselor and Director of Research (Chief Economist) at...
reverse gear

Driving in reverse gear

One should resort to driving in reverse gear only in rare circumstances. And having missed the right road at the fork is not one...
anubhut indian railways

Anubhuti Coach : Indian railways widening the divide ?

At the first sight, the introduction of Super Super Luxury Anubhuti coaches on IR trains may appear to be out of sync with the...

Shall we be the fools ?

Ordinarily we are all fools till the 1st of April. Because most of the budget proposals come into force today; those we like and...

PR and Awards

SECL surges ahead with mining tech upgrade plans

With deployment of state-of-the-art mining technology, SECL is gearing up to meet the ever-increasing coal requirements in India. In this context, SECL is surging...
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