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Book: Rokda: How Baniyas Do Business; Author : Nikhil Inamdar; Publisher: Random House India. Price: ₹199
Book: Rokda: How Baniyas Do Business; Author : Nikhil Inamdar; Publisher: Random House India. Price: ₹199

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EUROSCOPE

After all those bank scams, the clean-up

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A Nobel effort

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MACROSCAN

The absurd clamour for labour market reforms

Laid low already By their managers and supervisors Discussions in Indian media are now full of talk of the need to reform labour laws so as to encourage more manufacturing investment in India. It is not just that current labour laws are presumed to... »

Vinay Kamath

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

How about some clean public loos?

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Spilling the beans?

RK Pachauri, Director-General of The Energy Resources Institute, seems to have inadvertently leaked the name of the new chief of the revamped Planning Commission. At an event in Delhi this... »

Bite the bullet

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End-to-end solutions for food supply

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Strange ambivalence

Let pasta be

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Commodity Commentary

Poor Canadian crop conditions changing fundamentals in pulses market

Deviating from the earlier optimistic expectations of a repeat of last year’s large crop size, Canadian pulses (mainly field peas and lentils) being harvested currently is under stress with... »


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Weekly Outlook

MCX-crude oil on a free fall

Gurumurthy K

The crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) tumbled about 6 per cent over the past week. It is currently trading near ₹4,960/barrel. A sharp fall in the global crud... »

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RANDOM ACCESS

Getting ‘Make in India’ right

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Cheat Sheet

The other space race that’s going on

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Gnanasekaar T

Palm oil to test resistance

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Behind the Prize, an agenda

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SLATE

All you wanted to know about: Tax terrorism

Forget pugs and mobile phone networks. When it comes to doggedly pursuing suspected cases of tax evasion, who can match the perseverance of Indian taxmen? The latest reminder of this cam... »

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CIRCUIT BREAKER

The real issue with Flipkart

A maze That's online retail for now TijanaM/shutterstock.com It is ironic that the very same businessmen who complain of stifling laws that make it difficult to do business in India, should cry out for regulatory intervention the moment a competitor appears... »

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