Monthly Archives: January 2007

The Global meet for a Resurgent Bihar- Some Views

It’s Buddha who had cursed Patna, then Patliputra that it would always be in trouble because of fire, flood and feuds between the people. And it goes on till date. I had thought that at least on the dais of … Continue reading

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Agriculture- Some more facts-I

Agriculture contributes slightly more than 20% of India’s GDP but supports nearly 75% of its population. Cumulative wastage in the agriculture related supply chain is estimated to be about $11 billion, or 9.8% of agriculture component of GDP. India’s milk … Continue reading

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IITian In Trouble

After covering the proceedings of PanIIT 2007, I saw this news ‘Savarkar’s grandson found begging in Pune’. And the whole thing was simply distressing. Fifty-seven-year-old Prafulla is an IIT-Delhi graduate in chemical engineering. In 1980s, Prafulla suffered severe burn injury … Continue reading

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Nalanda Again

Nalanda just allures and excites me. It got a mention in the President’s address to ‘Bihar Global Meet’ in Patna again. “Renaissance – Nalanda International University: University with international partnership with an outlay of Rs. 500 crores ($100 million). The … Continue reading

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Compassion – The Way

Here are two references about the importance of compassion that we must try to practise with all including the animals. Last week the Dalai Lama said, “I knew a Tibetan monk for a long time. He was taken away to … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Sector Getting, Setting, And Going

As reported, besides higher level of confidence in overall economy, Indian business owners are most optimistic globally about growth of their business turnover. This is according to an International Business Report (IBR) survey published last week by Grant Thornton International. … Continue reading

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It Was Never Like This

All the reports have come on a single day and show how the Indian economy is moving fast in almost every sector. Does it not give a sense of confidence and relief too? However, it is presenting only opportunity for … Continue reading

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Will English Empower?

Sam Pitroda has made some startling suggestions in National Knowledge commission report to the Prime Minister. One important one is regarding teaching of English as a compulsory subject along with regional language / mother tongue from Class I across the … Continue reading

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What A Shame!

When the cabinet ministers of Tamil Nadu belonging to all political parties are busy in bringing in all sorts of projects to their states, the great ministers in UPA government at the centre from Bihar are fighting with the Chief … Continue reading

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China Presents New Opportunity for Indian Manufacturing Sector

The Economist recently published a report, The problem with Made in China‘, that details why the manufactures are switching over to a strategy of ‘China plus’ in Asia. India may be candidate of that China plus destination. But it will … Continue reading

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