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'We expect some hiccups with Trump'
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'We expect some hiccups with Trump'

'There will be some issues of contention, especially on H1B visa and on trade policy.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, chief of the Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party, tells Archis Mohan there might be hiccups in India-US relations during the Donald Trump administration, but by and large ties would be positive. The recent electoral victories have made Prime Minister Narendra Modi's position in domestic politics so much more unassailable. How could this impact ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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10 PSU stocks worth buying

Known for stable returns, near debt-free status and dividend track record, these 10 PSU stocks are worth buying now, says Hamsini Karthik.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com At a time when stock picking becomes increasingly challenging given the elevated valuations, stocks of State-owned entities offer a fall-back option for investors, thanks to reasonable prices versus their private peers. While Power Grid and NTPC remain favourite public sector undertakings (PSUs), the Oil and Natural Gas ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Modi's 'blackmoney window' plan a complete flop

Rs 6,000-cr disclosure just four days before scheme ends With the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), also known as the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS)-II, coming to an end on March 31, disclosures under the scheme had not even crossed Rs 6,000 crore, said sources in the income tax (I-T) department. While an official target has not been announced, the government is believed to have asked the tax department to collect at least double of the previous scheme, the Income Declaration ...
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Just what the doctor ordered

'Indian doctors have also been wary of patients learning about drugs and brand names.''Probably harking back to the Brahmanical tradition of preserving information and knowledge from getting polluted by the lower classes,' says Ambi Parameswaran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It is now 20 years since the US Food and Drug Administration allowed direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medication. This sector, known as DTC, has been the fastest growing sector in mass media ...
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How Sangh plans to 'decolonise' education

The RSS realises that with a majority BJP government at the Centre and in several states, now was the best time to undermine and perhaps outdo the Congress-Left ‘stranglehold’ over campuses and young minds. Radhika Ramaseshan reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Why is Napoleon not known as France’s Samudragupta, instead of the other way round? Why is Chanakya doomed to bear the label of India’s Machiavelli, instead of swapping the honour? When other ...
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Old ideas have a very long life in India

No new ideas, please, we are Indian. Seventeen years into the 21st century, we are still fixated by the ideas of the 20th century, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.   The late Paul Samuelson, when I called on him 27 years ago, very insightfully said at one point, “In your country human capital depreciates very slowly.” He was referring to how we Indians show deference to older people even while differing with them. But if you think ...
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3 takeaways from the Finance Bill amendments

A more vigilant Opposition and a more aware civil society including the media could have certainly helped keep a check on an unhealthy trend, says A K Bhattacharya. Much of the debate over the many amendments moved while passing the Union Budget for 2017-18 has been focused on how the government chose to modify several other laws by clubbing them with the Finance Bill. The government decided to follow such a path for obvious political reasons. By making them part of the Finance Bill (which by ...
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IDS-II nets only Rs 4,600 crore

This amount is just about 10% of the previous IDS With declarations of only Rs 4,600 crore (Rs 46 billion), the much-touted Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) has turned out to be a damp squib. This is only about 10 per cent of the previous income declaration scheme. The total tax collections under the scheme, also known as the Income Declaration Scheme-II (IDS-II), is about Rs 2,300 crore (Rs 23 billion). Now, the government will need to come up with more steps to fight the creation ...
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The Aaadhar Effect: Say bye to your privacy

'In 1984, George Orwell dreamt up the concept of a dictatorship that worked on surveillance.''The reality of 2017 goes a long way beyond everything that Orwell imagined.' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A new tech start-up recently launched a home page with one of the more frightening images on the Internet. At first glance it is a wide-angle street scene shot in black and white at a busy market. But some individuals in that tableau are singled. Target boxes ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

What's in a brand name?

Brands names are always critical, but -- as Ambi Parameswaran has discovered -- finding the right one for the Indian consumer requires something special. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "What a strange name," was our first reaction. I was with my client, a leading confectionery marketer based in south India and we were discussing the launch of a new brand by the global confectionery major Perfetti. The brand: Alpenliebe. The brand used a till then less used technical process known as ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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