Monthly Archives: February 2007

Bihar Getting Emulated Now

Here are some news reports on some of the strength of its people, the recent actions taken by the new government of Bihar, and the performance of some institutions that other states may emulate, and the people of Bihar origin … Continue reading

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Varanasi Vandalism -Some Lessons

Some news of the students’ community shocks me and some questions automatically crop up. Who are responsible for their behaviours? Is it because of the political necessity? How should one react when one sees the whole episode live? I heard … Continue reading

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The Country Wins over Caste

I happened to find the Megasthenes’ ‘Indika’ courtesy Google. Megasthenes was in Magadh at the time of Chnadra Gupta Maurya. Indika is his writings about the social and political conditions of the country at that time. He has talked on … Continue reading

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Disturbing Developments

Muslims under the banner of Jamaiit-e-Ulem-Hind organized protest in Singur, by now famous as the location of Tata Motors’ prestigious car project. Delhi saw a disturbing initiative- a community- based mobilization led by Muslim clerics to protest against FDI in … Continue reading

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Changing Perception of Bihar

Nitish is getting into the task of changing the perception about Bihar in the people’s mind that matters to go for a big development. More of the remarks made by the people of all classes from Bihar are now positive. … Continue reading

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Food vs. Fuel

In excitement to go green, many things may happen. Here is a case when pigs may get starved because of biofuels coming out of corn. Greg Boerboom raises 37,000 pigs a year on his farm in Marshall, Minn. Those hogs … Continue reading

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Automotive Mission Plan 2006-2016- Some Salient Points

The Ministry of Heavy Industry of India has come out with its ‘Automotive Mission Plan’ 2006-2016. India intends to emerge as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components with output reaching … Continue reading

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‘India poised’- Manufacturing Sector- My Apprehensions-II

“Machine tools are the base of all manufacturing. Typically, a machine tool generates demand for 10 times its worth of capital goods, which in turn generates 10 times its value in final goods. So, the boom in machine tools is … Continue reading

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Economist, Newsweek, and India

‘The Economist’- North American Edition of Feb 3, 2007 has a cover with- ‘India overheats’ and a special report- India on fire. It also carries a story in Asia section-‘India’s ricksawa- Colonial yokes are not bad for all’. As such … Continue reading

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Prompting Prescriptions

Time and again, you read news reports such as ‘Red wine may ward off wrinkles’, and ‘Grape juice protects heart’. Scientists have concluded that red wine could help slow the ageing process. Melatonin, a substance found in grape skins, can … Continue reading

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