October 31, 2014

Of risk and return

News that a group of NRI investors are suing the ICICI group because they lost money in a venture capital fund run by it questions fundamental assumptions about high-risk investment vehicles and th... »


October 31, 2014

What will it take to clean the Ganga?

Flowers and filth Signs of a dying river

KP Prabhakaran Nair

The Government launched the first phase of the Ganga Action Plan (GAP-1) in 1986; 25 cities in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, along the stretch of the river, were selected. GAP-II was in... »


October 31, 2014

Call the Shahi Imam’s bluff

Syed Ahmed Bukhari

Poornima Joshi

The political stunt being pulled by Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, is as crass in its symbolism as the practice among the Bukharis of bestowing the title of ‘Shahi Imam’... »


October 30, 2014

Dollar's rally boosts reserves

The US dollar has been rallying off late. ... »


October 31, 2014

M&As shackled by labour laws

big burden Paying for legacy damages 2JENN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Gaurav Singhi/Soumya Shanker

After the general elections in April-May, India is sensing a revival of industrial growth. The investment environment, especially the foreign strategic mergers and acquisition space, also seems... »


October 30, 2014

The Hygiene Imperative

It starts from here A disease-free India S SUBRAMANIUM

By Nitya Jacob

The dust kicked up by brooms of the neo-sanitation evangelists have obscured more important issues. Hygiene is one. In its broadest sense this covers a broad spectrum of activities... »


October 30, 2014

A granular look at the Great Indian Market

India’s 29 states and seven union territories are at different stages of demographic and economic evolution. Richer and more urbanised states like Gujarat and Tamil Nadu differ in potential compar... »




Enough of this exchange rate machismo

Misplaced sense of pride Overvalued rupee can hurt the economy In the present global economic scenario, large capital inflows are inevitably followed by large c... »


Dollar's rally boosts reserves

The US dollar has been rallying off late. ... »



Britain’s dangerous gamble

The Continent of Great Britain Or so Cameron would have us believe


In January last year, British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech on the EU that he h... »

Twenty Years Ago Today

IA, A-I pilots’ protest disrupts flights

Indian Airlines and Air-India had to cancel or reschedule some of their flights today as pilots... »


October 31, 2014

Manage right

SS Tarapore is right (“Enough of this exchange rate machismo”, October 31). We not only need strong forex reserves, we also need to implement proactive macroeconomic policies like effectiv... »
October 29, 2014

Timely intervention

The Supreme Court has come out strongly on the issue of foreign bank accounts because it suspects foul play. No matter what the consequences, any treaty or clause which is not in the inter... »
October 27, 2014

Familiarity breeds efficiency

This is with reference to “The administrative route to growth” by Pradeep S Mehta (October 27). Having served in a government department, I am aware of the problems. Candidates with a prof... »
October 23, 2014

Kitchens of management

“Adding some masala to management lessons” by Padmini Sharatkumat (October 22) expressed my thoughts exactly. It’s a brilliant article, loaded with humour. In fact, I always wonder why young mothe... »
October 20, 2014

Discount deewane

Most people have a habit of buying unnecessary things especially if available at so-called discounts. What usually happens is that old stocks get discounted at current prices or the prices... »
October 30, 2014

Stash abroad

This refers to the editorial, “Grey matter”(October 30). The discussion is educative and objective. Now that the issue of huge amounts of money stashed in foreign countries has b... »
October 28, 2014

Anticipating reforms

It refers to “ Time for big bang”. With economic indicators giving a positive signals after a long time and slash in crude oil prices giving a huge breather to the government , we are bound to be... »
October 24, 2014

Debt threat

This is with reference to “Skewed approach to bad debt” by Nirmal Gangwal (October 24). Stressed assets are a major concern now. Many causes can be attributed to them. But an important rea... »
October 21, 2014

Modi effect worked

In “The equation underlying the Modi wave” (October 21), Poornima Joshi relies essentially on changes in vote share to infer that Modi’s leadership had no effect on regional parties and caste-base... »
October 17, 2014

Growth woes

This refers to the article “Stop this dithering on banking reforms” by SS Tarapore (October 17). At a time when the Government is looking at fiscal consolidation how could it provide the r... »

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