Personality

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The Odisi Dilemma

The POSCO project in Odishahas driven a wedge between those who support it and those who oppose it; the opposition itself comes from varied...
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The State, The Government And The People

Civics textbooks define State as a self-governing political entity. Though among the sine qua non prescribed for a State, the most important is the...
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2G Scam – Separating the wheat from the husk

That is what every farmer does after the harvest. But, having left farming some generations back, perhaps we have lost the art of winnowing....
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Untouched by money laundering

Since the money laundering charges against those three private banks surfaced some time back, many people have asked me the question : is it...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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MECL, OMECL in pact to augment Odisha’s mineral exploration

Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Odisha Mineral Exploration...
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