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Adam Smith vs Manu: Capitalism is smashing casteism in India

By SA Aiyar The most heartwarming book of 2014 is Defying the Odds, by Devesh Kapur, Shyam Babu and Chandrabhan Prasad. It tells the stories of 21 dalits who rose from humble origins to become millionaire tycoons. India has long been a land of ... Economic Times, 3 days ago

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Government has expanded massively, but so must its power to deliver the goods

By Devesh Kapur Two-thirds of a century into India's independence, two aspects of the country's political evolution are noteworthy. The first is the institutionalization of the periodic transfer of power, peacefully and predictably, recently ...
 Economic Times2 weeks ago Modi govt needs new talent to change India  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Devesh Kapur: When competence is limited  Business Standard2 weeks ago

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 Standard1 month ago Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan & Arvind Subramanian: Land-shackled - I  Business Standard1 month ago
Peterson Institute for International Economics

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 month ago India: Land-Shackled II  Peterson Institute for International Economics1 month ago India: Land-Shackled I  Peterson Institute for International Economics1 month ago India's biggest problem: Scarcity of land  Rediff.com1 month ago
Business Standard

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 Standard2 months ago
Yahoo! India

Why Madhusudan Refused to Play it Safe

By | Grist Media The wide road leading to Jubilee Hills is difficult to navigate with its heavy motor traffic and unwieldy dips and turns. The near absence of pedestrians on the road points to its being an exclusive residential area in Hyderabad, ...
 Yahoo! India5 days ago

Don't tweak; revamp govt ecosystem

As a follow-up to its pre-election motto, Minimum government, Maximum governance, the Narendra Modi government recently amended the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, to incorporate 19-point guidelines for officers belonging to these services, ...
 Hindustan Times1 week ago
Business Standard India

From village hut to Jubilee Hills

Jubilee Hills is Hyderabad's most coveted address, and a drive past the mansions here reveals why. Some houses look elegant while many are hideous, but all are quite large. Jubilee Heights, the lavender-and-pink apartment block on road number 86, is ...
 Sify1 week ago From village hut to tony Jubilee Hills, such a long journey  Business Standard India1 week ago
Business Standard India

Rajya Sabha takes up SEBI bill

es up SEBI bill The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha Aug on 6 IANS | New Delhi August 12, 2014 Last Updated at 15:58 IST The Rajya Sabha Tuesday took up the Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, with a view to curb the menace of ponzi schemes. The ...
 Business Standard India2 weeks ago

Big fat Indian weddings get bigger and fatter

When Pinky Rangi got married in 1978, nearly a thousand people gathered in her parents five-bedroom house in Long Island. There were no wedding halls large enough to accommodate the number of guests thats requisite for a big, splashy Indian ...
 Fortune2 weeks ago
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