January 28, 2015

Micromanaging loans

The RBI would do better to empower borrowers rather than regulate the pricing of loans »


January 28, 2015

Needed – a Budget for medium-scale units

Cutting edge That's what the Budget should provide yellowj /

TCA Ranganathan

MSMEs need a helping hand by way of tax breaks and credit guarantees, as exports come under stress »


January 28, 2015

Jugaad globalisation

Mohan R Lavi

Piecemeal adoption of IFRS won’t work »


January 27, 2015

Talk to farmers, don’t bully them

The twain can meet Agriculture and industrialisation can accommodate each other

Abhirup Bhunia

Empower them with information. Then they will make the right decisions on parting with land for industrial expansion »


January 28, 2015

Indian science’s Y chromosome bias

Testing times Let our girls study science and technology V Ganesan

Anu Acharya

Why are women virtually non-existent in the Indian science establishment? »


January 28, 2015

BL two-way crossword 262

BL two-way crossword 262 ... »


January 27, 2015

Some directions for directors

Tricky negotiations That's what lies on the road ahead R Ragu

Lalit Kumar

The new Companies Act makes them more accountable, and liable to be punished if found wanting »



Ghastly fallout of the Iraq invasion

Brutal, senseless, limitless Jihadi violence has spilled out of control The explosive growth of Sunni extremism has turned the whole world into a dangerous place »

R Srinivasan


Involuntary prodigals

We need a policy for the downsized »



Hold on to your job!

Yup, got a tight handle on it! Why am I doing this though?

Because the Interna... »

N Sathiya Moorthy

A bridge across the Palk Strait

Connecting countries It means business L Balachandar

N Sathiya Moorthy

It can connect India and Sri Lanka in more ways than one, enhancing business and social relations »


January 28, 2015

Nip it in the bud

The advice given by the American president that we should not allow the country to be splintered along lines of religious faith or indeed along any lines, could not have come at a more app... »
January 26, 2015

German blunder

This refers to your edit, ‘Booster shot’ (January 26). The problem in the European Union is Germany’s misconstrued fiscal policy which is against the GDP deflator norms accepted by the Eur... »
January 22, 2015

Don’t compare

Yes indeed, it’s all mere numbers (‘Growth illusions’, January 22). China’s economy is around 3-4 times bigger than India’s (based on nominal GDP or on PPP), hence the base over which GDP... »
January 20, 2015

Compromising defectors

With the Delhi election only a few days away, many are switching parties, and political parties in turn are welcoming them. As a citizen of democratic India, I would like to state that tho... »
January 16, 2015

In tune with change

The head of NITI Aayog, Aravind Panagariya, has an uphill task ahead. Planning is an important aspect of any organisation. It is a continuous process and demands new approaches today. As g... »
January 27, 2015

Move on reforms

This is with reference to the editorial, ‘Beyond symbolism’ (January 27). The visit has proved to be much beyond symbolism and more fruitful than expected. The end of a seven-year deadlock over th... »
January 23, 2015

Free the budget office

This refers to the article ‘How not to contain the fiscal deficit’ by Pradeep S Mehta (January 23). The fiscal policy adopted by the government should be counter-cyclical, which means it should no... »
January 21, 2015

All about sugar

This refers to your editorial ‘Cane, but able’ (January 21). State governments fix the cane price arbitrarily for the sake of votes. The price can be dependent only on the realisable price... »
January 19, 2015

Guessing game

The clamour for a cut in interest rates was growing louder in recent times. The decision to cut key policy repo rate by 25 bps to 7.75 per cent with immediate effect is, therefore, on expe... »
January 14, 2015

Towards gender justice

The report ‘The glass ceiling may be showing cracks, but is still very much there, says ILO’ (January 14) mentions that in India, women are clustered in managerial jobs in human resources,... »

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