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Taxmen to receive a mystic touch
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Taxmen to receive a mystic touch

Apart from Modi, Jaggi Vasudev to address 2-day tax officers' conference Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Tax officers might get a dose of mysticism to aid in their hunt for black money, at the second edition of a retreat for tax administrators, Rajasva Gyan Sangam, starting September 1. Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address, the taxmen would also get to attend a session by Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru. Modi’s address at the two-day conference, for the ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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In the name of the father

Fathers and sons have had a vexed relationship throughout myth, says Arundhuti Dasgupta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Donald Trump has said his son is innocent as has Lalu Prasad about Tejashwi. While one has dallied dangerously with one of America's sworn enemies to help his father, another has been accused of aiding and abetting in the misdeeds of his parent. Both fathers have come out swinging vigorously in favour of their sons, as did Dhritarashtra for Duryodhana in the Mahabharata, ...
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Fund managers struggle to beat red-hot market

Fund managers have been advising investors not to keep their return expectation higher Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com India’s popular equity mutual fund (MF) schemes are increasingly coming under pressure when it comes to benchmark-beating returns for investors. With the benchmark indices soaring 20 per cent this year, few actively managed schemes have managed such a return. Those that have include HDFC Equity and HDFC Top 200, both managed by Prashant Jain, chief investment ...
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High ways of Spirits

Hopefully, all's well that ends well, and business should get back to normal soon, says Alok Chandra.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The hospitality industry in India breathed a sigh of relief in July with the Supreme Court ruling that roads inside city limits were not 'high-speed highways', and as such could be denotified, thus paving the way for exemption from the court's earlier ruling to shut down establishments less than 500 metres from all state and central highways. The intention ...
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The politics of grievance

'A class antagonism of rich versus poor took the colouring of a communal confrontation,' says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   A small and ugly riot broke out in the capital's satellite city of Noida on July 12. A 26-year-old Muslim maid went missing from an apartment in a prosperous housing society. When she did not return home to the nearby slum at night, a large crowd gathered and began stoning the building; its residents were expectedly terrified. The dispute turned ...
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How high bank charges hurt us

Some of their tactics would put a snake oil salesman to shame, says Investment advisor Harsh RoongtaIllustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The recent campaign against an indiscriminate increase in bank charges and unfair loan pricing by banks has generated more than 200,000 signatures, but has elicited very little response from either the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) or the government. This is mostly because the government is following the regulator's lead in this regard of studiously ignoring ...
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What Ravana, Duryodhana can teach India's leaders

What drove Ravana, a good king, and Duryodhana, who could match Bhima on strength and valour to ruin?Arrogance, points out Arundhuti Dasgupta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Speaking truth to power has always been perilous. Never more so now than before it would seem, given the death of a journalist who took political leaders to task, the ordeal of two women to put a rapist spiritual leader behind bars and the daily ignominies being heaped upon people who dare to choose a narrative ...
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The daunting tasks facing Suresh Prabhu

Mr Prabhu has a big challenge ahead in implementing trade reforms to regain the lost export momentum, says Jayanta Roy. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Suresh Prabhu has become the Minister of Commerce and Industry at a critical juncture when the gross domestic product growth has dipped to 5.7 per cent and most economists are belatedly acknowledging that the steady decline of exports is a principal cause of the falling growth rate. Policymakers are also grappling with growth without jobs.
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Is UGC the new caged parrot?

'"Life-changing" clearly denotes an exceptionally high level of regard for Narendra D Modi.''One has to find out if the UGC used such an adulatory term for any other speaker, whether from politics or from academe,' says Amulya Ganguli.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The BJP should be pleased that it has acquired a new caged parrot in addition to what the party already had from the days of its predecessor -- the CBI. The ruling party's new pet is the University Grants Commission, UGC, a ...
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Lessons for CEOs: How to retire gracefully

Most successful and ambitious business leaders feel persuaded that they have no competent successor, says R G Vilakudi. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com There is considerable literature on how to identify talent and groom for succession. Another event should occur simultaneously for succession - a successful departure by the predecessor. Both have to work in unison or else the succession wobbles. Former Unilever chairman Mike Angus had once said, “The success of my judgement of a CEO ...
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