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Book Review: Accidental India

Book: Accidental India Author: Shankkar Aiyar Publishing House: Aleph Book Company The opportunities that India has squandered, either through indolence or apathy, either individually or collectively, are far too many to be counted. Then there ... DNA India, 2 months ago

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The Lingering Lunacy, Leftover Logic and Lipstick Politics

Are you being represented? There is nothing like watching the Parliament in session for a reality check. Tune into the debates—or sloganeering, if you please. The lingering lunacy of leftover ideas and logic, the attempts to air kiss every passing ...
 New Indian Express4 days ago

Prozac Prescribed, Promised Modification Postponed

Sigh! A sigh defines relief or weariness, yearning. When India sighed this Thursday, it was both relief and weariness. Relief because Budget 2014 signals a shift from the exclude-all-rationale populism. No bad news was good news. Weariness because ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago
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Mixing it Like Messi, Emigrants Define Goalposts of Globalisation

The global headcount of 230 million would make emigrants the fifth most populous nation. With remittances of over $500 million, Emigrant Nation would be ranked the 22nd largest economy, just trailing Sweden. Emigrant Nation is not a contestant at ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

Follow the Monies Spent, the Promised Achche Din Will Follow

India's economy is best symbolised by the yo-yo—strung at the crossroads of hope and cynicism, between deliverance and disappointment. The India Story plays out in fits and starts, mostly buffering fuzzily as if the economy is operating on a poor ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago
New Indian Express

Inflationary Expectations Meet Deflationary Realities

: Railways declare that commodity-wise freight revenue has gone up. Thursday: Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda tells officials conventional thinking will not help achieve anything… excuses for non-performance will not be tolerated. Thursday: ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Budget 2014 = Abki Baar Reforms Raj, End of Permission-Discretion Raj?

Cringe! The photographs are worth a thousand words, they tell a thousand stories. The reformists in the Modi Sarkar must want to duck and cringe when they see the visuals. These pixels are evidence, how little has changed since the much-vaunted ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Big is Bad; Split Uttar Pradesh for Greater Good

Uttar Pradesh. It is a state where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. The rapes, the hangings, the killings, the nomadic appearance of electricity, the impotence of those in power, the presence of fear and the absence of order, the ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Want to Fuel GDP Growth? First Fix the Energy Policy

On Friday, the Government of India informed Indians that India's GDP sputtered at around 4.7 per cent in 2013-14. For the second consecutive year, India grew at sub-5 per cent. The Modi Sarkar has listed reviving growth as one of its priorities.
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Abki Baar Nano Sarkar; Dismantle the Nanny State Mindset

Nano! This word with Greek etymology is defined by the lexicon as something small, even minute. Nano also represents frugality, functional efficiency and affordable mobility. Nano in Gujarati quite simply means: small. Abki baar nano sarkar is a ...
 New Indian Express2 months ago
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