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A Srinivas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

The BJP’s in a spot

A Srinivas

The BJP has slipped into a fragile situation in astoundingly quick time: it won only 12 of the 33... »

SS TARAPORE

MAVERICK VIEW

No need for a financial super-regulator

The 2013-14 Reserve Bank of India annual report has set out its considered views on the Financial... »

C Gopinath

AMERICAN PERISCOPE

US university crisis

The rising cost of college tuition in the United States is now widely recognised as a matter of g... »

Statistalk

What housing bubble

What housing bubble ... »

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

Scotland’s tryst with destiny

On October 27 1995, around 60,000 Canadians from across the country made their way to Place du Ca... »

Opinion

XI JINPING

Towards an Asian century of prosperity

XI JINPING

My first visit to this ancient and magic land was 17 years ago, a time when the Indian economy wa... »

C P Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

Share it The recent fall in inequality in Latin America shows local policies can make an effect

CP CHANDRASEKHAR, JAYATI GHOSH

MACROSCAN

Is rising income inequality inevitable?

Rising inequality is now a concern on everyone’s minds, even amongst the rich. Unequal societies... »

Opinion

Tirna Ray

Aesthetics of angst

Tirna Ray

From her frames to her eyebrows, it seemed that everything about her had a discordant note. B... »

Columns

ARVIND JAYARAM

SLATE

All you wanted to know about: Prohibition

Mahatma Gandhi considered alcohol consumption a social evil. With this in mind, the directive pr... »

Columns

Ashwini Phadnis

From the Viewsroom

Systems failure in Air India

What do some senior bureaucrats do when they hang up their boots? Like Vinod Rai, former Comptrol... »

Rasheeda Bhagat

Caricatures al l Indian soaps are replete with banal stereotypes

RASHEEDA BHAGAT

The Indo-Pak war we’re losing

Remember the good old days of Doordarshan when we were treated to serials such as Hum Log ... »

Vidya Ram

Scotland votes to stay but will receive more power

In a historic referendum watched closely by the world, voters in Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom, choosing instead to stay in a union that they have been part of sinc... »


G Chandrashekhar

Govts supporting subsidies in cotton, says global body

Across ten countries, Government support to cotton has continued to be high. Subsidies include direct support to production, border protection, crop insurance and minimum support price mech... »


RAMESH NARAYAN

Addendum

Time to play equity markets?

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. <... »

XI JINPING

Towards an Asian century of prosperity

XI JINPING

My first visit to this ancient and magic land was 17 years ago, a time when the Indian economy was undergoing reform and beginning to show new growth vitality. Markets were booming in Mumbai, the... »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Palm oil to test supports, rise

Gnanasekaar T

Malaysian palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives hit a one-month high on Monday lifted by a surge in exports for the first half of the month. However, rising production and stocks i... »


RASHEEDA BHAGAT

The Indo-Pak war we’re losing

Caricatures al l Indian soaps are replete with banal stereotypes Remember the good old days of Doordarshan when we were treated to serials such as Hum Log and Buniyaad, before being swept off our feet by the telecast of Ramayan and Mahabh... »

Ashwini Phadnis

From the Viewsroom

Systems failure in Air India

What do some senior bureaucrats do when they hang up their boots? Like Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General, they assign to themselves the task of pointing out the warts in a system th... »

B Venkatesh

Portfolio Ideas

Make money when the going is good

Are you holding large unrealised gains in your equity portfolio? If yes, you are exposing yourself to the risk of wiping out your gains by not taking profits. The flipside is, of... »

BELOW THE LINE

About turn

Salute tradtion The veshti gets a catwalk R Ravindran

Clubs and pubs used to refuse entry to men wearing veshtis — the traditional Tamil attire — until the State government passed a law making the practice illegal. Now, Gallop, the sports bar at Radi... »

C RANGARAJAN

Growth and investment: the interlinks

C RANGARAJAN

A review of India’s saving and investment behaviour over the last decade provides some interesting insights on the growth performance over this period. Growth performance falls into two dist... »

If gold rises to $1,260-65/oz, sell

Close shave

With the new legislation on CSR spends, will we see

Malaysia ups the ante in the race to garner palm oil market

One hundred years of solitude

Upside to be limited in MCX-silver

The new diplomacy

Palm oil to test supports, rise

G Chandrashekhar

Stronger $ drags commodity prices

Global commodity prices have fallen across the board in the current quarter and in a more pronounced way so far in September. Crude, precious metals, base metals and agriculture have all taken pri... »

TANYA THOMAS

Cheat Sheet

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

TANYA THOMAS

Am I?

You could be, if you buy some fancy gadgetry and get yourself a web connection. How fancy?

Extremely. You will need a volunteer at one end hoo... »

Thomas K Thomas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Awaiting Android One

Thomas K Thomas

Ever since Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, the products and programmes that have emerged from the company’s experiment labs in Mountain View have been nothing short of disruptive, mostl... »

Tirna Ray

Aesthetics of angst

Tirna Ray

From her frames to her eyebrows, it seemed that everything about her had a discordant note. Being in-sync with the world was not a priority for her. Instead, she preferred to create her own wor... »


Gurumurthy K

WEEKLY OUTLOOK

MCX-gold faces key resistances ahead

Gurumurthy K

The gold futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has tumbled 1.8 per cent last week. Market is turning cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s meeting on Wednesday.... »


CP CHANDRASEKHAR, JAYATI GHOSH

MACROSCAN

Is rising income inequality inevitable?

Share it The recent fall in inequality in Latin America shows local policies can make an effect Rising inequality is now a concern on everyone’s minds, even amongst the rich. Unequal societies are actually more unpleasant and dangerous for everyone, not just for those deprived by the system.... »

ARVIND JAYARAM

SLATE

All you wanted to know about: Prohibition

Mahatma Gandhi considered alcohol consumption a social evil. With this in mind, the directive principles of the Constitution proclaim that the State shall endeavour to prohibit the use of intoxica... »

Aarati Krishnan

CIRCUIT BREAKER

Monsters versus midgets

The big picture China has 300 million online shoppers As Alibaba has found eager takers for its $24 billion Initial Public Offer (IPO) in the US, this has added a few more bubbles to the frothy valuations of e-commerce companies in India. If China’s l... »

Jinoy Jose P

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Mary Kom packs a punch

Jinoy Jose P

Set aside the preachy patriotism and subdued reference to the politics of the North East for a bit: the sports biopic Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar, is one that every Indian should watc... »

Yoganand D

Weekly Outlook

MCX-crude oil in downtrend

Yoganand D

The crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange breached a key support at ₹5,700/barrel last Friday. It is now heading towards the next significant long-term support a... »


Modi’s creative destruction at work

Happy Marketing Teachers’ Day

‘Better farm productivity is critical for India’

How to get even with China

MCX-cardamom (₹964): BUY

Rewriting GDP: The natural way

Sell MCX-gold on rallies


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