Monthly Archives: September 2006

Durga Puja Spreads Joy

As I spent best part of my life in West Bengal, Durga Puja became our most important of festivals. From early school days at Birlapur, I remember those Bengali Jatras, the open stage plays that were the best attractions. But … Continue reading

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And Now $10 Laptops

I have written extensively about MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte plan of manufacturing $100 laptop and sell them to children of the countries like India and China in millions earlier. I was amazed to read a news report that Indians are aspiring … Continue reading

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Will Japan Go US Way?

An article in NewYork Times, ‘Japanese Fret That Quality Is in Decline’ by MARTIN FACKLER on September 21, 2006 shows how manufacturing has gone in the industrial culture of Japan. How deeply are Japanese concerned about the quality of the … Continue reading

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Is Bihar Today Investors’ ‘Preferred Destination’?

After many years, there is some good news about Bihar that gives some hope of resurgence. Bihar has recently played host to a number of big names of corporate India, like Ratan Tata of the Tata group, Max Healthcare Chairman … Continue reading

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Is India finally flying?

India has emerged as the world’s fastest growing economy. Boston Consulting Group’s Global Wealth 2006 study shows in 2005, high growth in India’s (15.9% in local currency terms, compared to China’s 14.8%) assets under management (AUM) – comprising cash, shares, … Continue reading

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Mother Almighty Arrives

Yesterday was Mahalaya. I get reminded of our childhood when my grandfather would get up to hear the wonderful narration of the Goddess on radio early in the morning. There was no TV those days. The sublime narration accompanied with … Continue reading

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India as Major Emerging Economy

<img src=" https://drishtikona.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/datamanpower.jpg&#8221; border=”0″> The latest issue of ‘The Economist’ is special on emerging power and world economy. A graphical presentation of the body count from one of the articles is presented above. Is it not great that on body … Continue reading

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