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May 27, 2015

The return of retail

Retail investors have returned to embrace equities, but at the wrong time and in the wrong way »

Opinion

May 27, 2015
THE CHEAT SHEET

AI, AI, make me a match

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JINOY JOSE P

Spielberg meets Jane Austen?In a way, yes. But this is about an algorithm that uses next-generation artificial intelligence to ‘matchmake’ people’s interests and offer them deeply personalis... »

Opinion

May 27, 2015

Foreign investors ask for too much

Tax evasion It’s serious crime STOONN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

ASHIMA GOYAL

Carping over India’s tax system won’t do. They should abide by global norms that deal with offshoring and tax havens »

Opinion

May 27, 2015

Private investments need a big push

Get on the fast track For steady
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JYOTSNA SURI

The seeds of development have been sown, green shoots are visible, but the tree needs nurturing to grow »

Opinion

May 27, 2015

Capital suggestion

Hari Hara Mishra

It’s time asset reconstruction firms went public »

Opinion

May 27, 2015
FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Dam(n) dangerous

A Srinivas

India’s hydel projects in the Himalayas are vulnerable to quakes »

Opinion

May 26, 2015

BY THE WAY

DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA looks at people and professions

Columns

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

Compassionless in Europe

Dire straits Until they get protection from humanitarian governments REUTERS Desperate migrants from Syria and Libya risk their lives to cross the seas, only to run up against anti-immigrant sentiment »

JYOTSNA SURI

Private investments need a big push

Get on the fast track For steady
development FUJJI/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

JYOTSNA SURI

The seeds of development have been sown, green shoots are visible, but the tree needs nurturing to grow »

POORNIMA JOSHI

CAPITAL LETTER

Modi and the burden of expectations

Man and Superman A fundamental difference Rajeev Bhatt

POORNIMA JOSHI

Although the Prime Minister is only a shadow of the Candidate, underestimating him will be a mistake »

LOKESHWARRI SK

Surprise! Full convertibility is on its way

Money-go-round Will it? Won’t it? DeiMosz/shutterstock.com

LOKESHWARRI SK

While it appears the RBI is paving the way for capital account convertibility, does it presage boom-time for money-launderers? »

Letters

May 27, 2015

Not quite yet

This is with reference to ‘Surprise! Full convertibility is on its way’ by Lokeshwarri SK (May 27). There are many conditions to be satisfied before capital account convertibility can be a... »
May 25, 2015

Why the free ride?

This refers to your edit, ‘Cutting the knot’ (May 25). The government should allow 100 per cent FDI in multibrand retail. Allocating some percentage for FDI and allowing a joint venture be... »
May 21, 2015

Don’t be fooled

The very title of G Parthasarathy’s article, ‘India still a pawn on the strategy board’ (May 21), sums up the game-plan of the US. American administrations, Republican or Democrat, are birds of th... »
May 19, 2015

The new-comms

Your editorial, ‘A qualitative shift’ (May 19) recalls a book published in 2008, What Does China Think by Mark Leonard. He divided Chinese thinkers into three sections: the ‘new left’ who w... »
May 15, 2015

Not alarming

This refers to the report ‘Bad loans remain a worry, burden tax payers: Rajan’ (May 15). A big chunk of the non-performing assets (NPA) for the year ending 2015-16 would be the restructure... »
May 26, 2015

Report card

On the whole, given the time constraint and the bequeathed by the UPA government, Modi and his team have performed well. But, the one nagging issue is the state of agriculture in which the... »
May 22, 2015

Depends on the interest

This is in response to your editorial, ‘Another gold hunt’ (May 22). We are one of the largest consumers of gold, and import up to 1,000 tonnes every year. The gold monetisation scheme had been ea... »
May 20, 2015

What a rip-off!

It has been reported that heart patients in India have to pay 700 per cent more than the import cost for stents — stents imported for ₹25,000 are sold at ₹1.55 lakh. This was revealed by the Food... »
May 18, 2015

Integrate the laws

This is with reference to your editorial, ‘Legislating social change’ (May 18). The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act,1986, so far has been ineffective in curbing child labour. It has... »
May 14, 2015

Protect the child

This is with reference to the change in child labour law to allow under-14s to work in family enterprises and the entertainment sector (May 14). This move is absolutely wrong. Any child la... »

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