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Friday, March 05, 2004

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Bluechip merchant bankers, really?
THE SELLING OF government's shares in some of India's top companies has been a daunting task. In the latest effort, the IBP issue receiving negligible response in the first three days was unanticipated but overcome with the Government leaning on ... More

What causes Stiglitz's discontents
Stiglitz's major discontent is about the way globalisation is being forced on many developing and transitional economies by the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO, irrespective of the specific needs of those countries. He is against the `one size fits all' approach and recommends moving towards a more equitable one-nation, one-vote system. Perhaps, a greater degree of transparency and a wider debate are likely, says Alok Ray. More

Debar them!
IF you and I delay payment of a hundred rupees billed by the Electricity Board or the Bharat Sanchar Nigam by a few days, our line is cut and we are driven from pillar to post for the next six months trying to get the ... More

Dilemma of technology versus jobs
Indian farmers now have access to many advanced technologies such as Bt cotton seeds, harvesters, tractors and sprinklers. But the prices of agricultural produce have been declining and the conditions of farmers deteriorating. Small farmers are makin g ends meet by working in stone quarries or brick kilns. Advanced technologies are certainly the bedrock on which a prosperous nation is built, but not necessarily does the common man benefit from them. More

Lady cardio lords over a crumbling male bastion
CRUMBLING male bastion is an expression conveniently flogged to near death in these times when women have taken to orbiting the space, if not heading for the moon already. But, the vital signs in what is left of this tired cliché might respond ... More

India's cultural competitiveness: The unfinished task
THAT India is playing and will continue to play an increasingly important role in the global arena is now well understood. Indians have won this honour through conscious effort. We have become genuinely quality ... More


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