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Lokeshwarri SK

From The Views Room

Cutting off the small investor

Why did the Coal India stock sale offer ignore retail investors? »

JÜRGEN MÖSSINGERS

Innovation – make it smart and frugal

Easy pickings The benefits of simple innovation Macrovector /shutterstock.com

JÜRGEN MÖSSINGERS

Products often come with features irrelevant to a cost-conscious market like India. However, cars, scooters have done better »

Meera Siva

Statistalk

Has inflation really fallen?

Inflation is officially ... »

G PARTHASARATHY

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

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Involuntary prodigals

We need a policy for the downsized »

Opinion

Book: Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road Author: Scott C Levi
Publisher: Allen Lane/Penguin Price: Rs 499

BOOK EXTRACT

Those who went the extra mile

The fascinating story of brave Indians who travelled great distances chasing their fortunes in exotic lands »

Columns

A Srinivas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Our silence on inequality

It is intellectually specious and morally repugnant »

Catalyst

RAMESH NARAYAN

Forgot the pin? No matter

RAMESH NARAYAN

The digital world is evolving at a fantastic pace. And as hackers show off their... »

Opinion

JINOY JOSE P

THE CHEAT SHEET

Used ebooks and the future of reselling

JINOY JOSE P

Sounds a bit weird. How is a ‘used’ ebook different from a ‘new’ one?Well, it’s a tricky s... »

R Srinivasan

Virtual possibilities The sarkar selling household knick-knacks Bplanet/shutterstock.com

R SRINIVASAN

RANDOM ACCESS

Time for a PSU Flipkart?

Often overlooked is the consumer interface of such organisations. Online sales can transform their profile »

Vidya Ram

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

All eyes on Greece, once again

Mired in debt, the country goes to polls on January 25. The political mood can set the tone for elections elsewhere »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

If comex gold dips to $1,255/oz, buy

Stop-loss:$1,232; target:$1,295 »

HARISH BIJOOR

question hour

A well-baked idea

HARISH BIJOOR



A well-baked ideaI run a bakery. Do you believe going the franchise way is a wise decision to improve reach?New DelhiMalini, yes, fr... »

G Chandrashekhar

COMMENTARY

Copper market in a tailspin

The New Year 2015 so far has been far from friendly to copper even as huge sell-off and languishing prices have become the defining feature. From $ 6,355 a tonne (LME cash) on December 31,... »

Abhirup Bhunia

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 »

G Chandrashekhar

COMMENTARY

Crude oil price seeks a new normal

The rapid downward spiral of crude oil prices in the last three months or so has flummoxed even the most seasoned market participants. Now that a new reality has hit the market – oversupply, deman... »

SHIBANI GHOSH

INDIA IN TRANSITION

A better law for the jungle?

Wasteland The result of a ravaged environment Reuters

SHIBANI GHOSH

The Subramanian panel report on environment regulation should not be accepted in a hurry »

Aarati Krishnan

Real Returns

How low can rates go?

Aarati Krishnan

Policy rates can edge down gradually by 200 basis points or more. Now is the time to act »

Our Bureaus

BELOW THE LINE

Kerala calling

Face on The BJP's latest, Suresh Gopi S Gopakumar Malayalam action hero Suresh Gopi may well be the latest in the lengthening list of the BJP’s acquisitions of presentable faces to grow fast and wide in Kerala. State BJP president V Mural... »

BOOK EXTRACT

Those who went the extra mile

Book: Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road Author: Scott C Levi
Publisher: Allen Lane/Penguin Price: Rs 499

The fascinating story of brave Indians who travelled great distances chasing their fortunes in exotic lands »

Jinoy Jose P

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Cut it out

Jinoy Jose P

The recent controversy over India’s film censor board prompts a question: Do we need such an agency in this age of liberalisation of everything? The Central Board of Film Certification is meant to... »

World Bank cautions India on debt trap

Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,265/oz

Golden pastures

Don’t be selfie-ish!

Connecting Mars to the web, and other big ideas

Let’s not try to justify jihadi acts

Freedom of expression is never absolute

Oh for some plainspeaking!

RAMESH NARAYAN

addendum

A challenge well met

RAMESH NARAYAN

Addendum is a weekly column that takes a sometimes hard, sometimes casual, sometimes irreverent, yet never malicious look at some of the new or recent advertisements and comments on them. <... »

Harish Bhat

So much has changed in just one year

Harish Bhat

Let me begin by wishing cat.a.lyst a very happy first birthday. May this newspaper continue to delight practitioners and students of marketing with its many new insights, provocatio... »

TANYA THOMAS

THE CHEAT SHEET

Hold on to your job!

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

Because the International Labour Organisation expects the world job scene to get worse. Isn’t it bad enough... »

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 »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Palm oil to test supports, rise

Crude palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange ended sharply lower on Monday on worries over gloomy global economic outlook and demand concerns stemming from it. Despi... »

A Srinivas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Our silence on inequality

It is intellectually specious and morally repugnant »

B Venkatesh

Portfolio Ideas

How to manage your surplus

B Venkatesh

You could have more money than targeted when nearing your investment horizon »

CHANDRAJIT BANERJEE

Building a smarter future together

Flag it The time's ripe and right for collaboration

CHANDRAJIT BANERJEE

The US’ technological expertise can spur our ‘Make in India’ initiative »

KAVITHA RAO

TURKISH DELIGHT

Terror in Istanbul

But Erdogan remains in denial »

AARATI KRISHNAN

The great Indian data deficit

Displaying an easy contempt for statistics, Mark Twain complained of “lies, damned lies and statistics”. But he may have taken a different view had he lived in India. The problem most Indian invest... »

Ethics is chic

A misinformed policy debate

On palaces with wings ...

The theology of terror

The cost of Jan Dhan

The future lies in manufacturing

Oil: The big 100 per cent story


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