Monthly Archives: October 2006

Growth, Growth, Growth

Many, beside the Prime Minister of the country, have started talking of GDP growth in two-digit growth. Here are some developments that make you feel proud. Some tells us the amount of opportunities available that our entrepreneurs can cash on. … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Wellwishers! Cut Down Intermediaries

As reported, the farmers in Maharashtra have demanded that they be paid Rs 18 per litre against the Rs 12 they get now. Pasteurised and packaged milk is sold at Rs 20 per litre in Kolhapur and other cities and … Continue reading

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Chhath Fasting in USA, ‘Arghya’ in India

Early morning, I could view the e-mail from Alapana, my daughter-in-law in US. She has gone for pre-Chhath fast. I got excited. “Will she carry out all rituals too?” I am sure US law and administration will not allow someone … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Industries That Can Transform India

As estimated, China’s booming manufacturing sector has been sucking 1 percent of the farming population every year. For India, the figure is about half a percent. And the agriculture sector still bears the burden of about 70% of the population. … Continue reading

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Can China be relied?

The ‘Times of India’ on October 23, 2006 had shocking news for India. It is a warning bell for all bad things to come from a rogue neighbours. And unfortunately one can’t change one’s neighbours. You are to find a … Continue reading

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NHAI and My Dream ‘Bharat Tirthayatra’

I liked to travel by road. I continued to use my car for driving up to my hometown Sasaram once a year from Calcutta where I worked. Once I met with an accident in which the whole family was involved. … Continue reading

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Jagdish Bhagwati Speaks on Indian SEZs

Some views of Jagdish Bhagwati on SEZs (Special Economic Zones) are here as told to Dinesh Narayanan & Anil G Nair of ‘Times of India’. Columbia University’s Jagdish Bhagwati opposes India setting up special economic zones, “SEZs are a sort … Continue reading

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