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Letters: The thin red line of reform

Apropos the two-part article "Land-shackled" by Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian (July 21 & 22), a major portion of the available land is also where the rural population in over 500,000 villages lives. On the revenue ... Business Standard, 12 hours ago

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4 reforms that can solve India's land woes

 India needs to do away with income tax concessions that encourage purchase of housing, say Devesh Kapur and T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian. How can India reduce the severe distortions in land regulation and acquisition to ensure that land facilitates rather than impedes development? We propose four policy reforms. Obtaining approvals for land-use change is a major source of corruption. The government must, therefore, legislate to automatically allow non-irrigated agricultural ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago India: Land-Shackled II  Peterson Institute for International Economics2 days ago India: Land-Shackled I  Peterson Institute for International Economics2 days ago India's biggest problem: Scarcity of land  Rediff.com2 days ago
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Devesh Kapur: Can India's higher education be saved from the rule of babus?

Greater decentralisation of higher education governance is key to meaningful reform Devesh Kapur June 22, 2014 Last Updated at 22:50 IST A recent paper details the striking rise of China as a major contributor to science and technology over the past three ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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How we can build 'Indianness'

The new government has to make conscious efforts to rebuild social equality and bring the people together, says Devesh Kapur.  One of the most difficult challenges facing the new government is to weave a stronger fabric of ‘Indianness’, with a shared sense of destiny and social solidarity, while respecting the multiple threads that form the beliefs and cultures that constitute the multi-hued Indian fabric? The elections themselves constituted one of the strongest glues that ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Kalraj Mishra  Business Standard India1 month ago
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Devesh Kapur: Building Indianness

One of the most difficult challenges facing the new government is to weave a stronger fabric of "Indianness", with a shared sense of destiny and social solidarity, while respecting the multiple threads that form the beliefs and cultures that ...
 Business Standard India1 month ago
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India: The Votes Are In (Complete)

— Bobby Ghosh, Devesh Kapur, Vani Tripathi, and Frank Wisner assess Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in a panel discussion moderated by Marshall Bouton of the . (1 hr., 25 min.) 2014 Asia
 AsiaSource2 months ago Watch: Analysts Describe BJP's Big Win as a Call for Growth and a Rejection of the Left  AsiaSource2 months ago

Letters: On strong foundations

Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian in their article "Land-shackled - II" (July 22) have made pragmatic suggestions to reduce the severe distortions in land regulation and acquisition - categorising non-irrigated land for general ...
 Business Standard India2 days ago

Letters: Susceptible asset?

This refers to Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian's article "Land-shackled - II" (July 22). It stops short of suggesting that real estate (at least residential units) should cease to be regarded as an asset. Shelter is one of the ...
 Business Standard India2 days ago
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BRICS Bank: worthless at best, a disaster at worst

The BRICS Bank, as agreed upon by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his four colleagues in Brazil, is less of a disaster than it could have been. But it is still very unlikely to do any good and more than likely to do very bad things indeed. ...
 Smart Investor1 week ago
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The desi who wants to be Munnabhai

Meet Vignesh Selvakumaran, a bioengineering grad from the University of Pennsylvania who wants to be a doctor and believes that while medicine cannot heal every problem, listening to a patient’s wishes and being compassionate can be just as effective. Several times a month in the past year, Vignesh Selvakumaran would volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia -- to comfort and counsel small children about there loved one’s illness and explaining why their sibling is ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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