Monthly Archives: March 2007

Supreme Court Stay on 27% Reservation for OBC- Some Questions

The media is agog with this unexpected Supreme Court’s stay on the implementation of the government’s decision to reserve 27% seats for Other Backward Classes, more popularly called OBCs in central educational institutions, including top schools like IITs, IIMs, and … Continue reading

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Other Sectors Must Emulate IT Sector

A new report by CLSA entitled Chain Reaction by Bhavtosh Vajpayee and Anshu Govil has appeared. The report tries to put in figure the implications of strong IT sector growth across the economy. Some of its data are fascinating and … Continue reading

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India, China, or Vietnam

According to a revised estimate announced by commerce and industry minister, Kamalnath, one of the most visible ministers of UPA government, the fiscal year will be the best with FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) touching a figure of $15 billion, nearly … Continue reading

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Machining Industry Can Lead Indian Manufacturing Sector

Dr. B N Mondal, Head, Centre for Advanced Materials Processing, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute & Secretary, Investment Casting Society, India had invited me to attend the ‘National Workshop regarding super hard material and its cutting (machining) application’ at CMERI, … Continue reading

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India’s Auto Industry- A Showpiece in Manufacturing Sector

In February, France’s Renault and its Japanese affiliate, Nissan, announced plans to team up with Mahindra & Mahindra to build the passenger car manufacturing plant. The Rs. 4,000 crore ($902 million) facility in Chennai will turn out 400,000 cars a … Continue reading

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Commercial Jet vs. Bullock Cart

As reported in media, China wants to build its own commercial jet by 2020. Ambitious? Sure. Realistic? Maybe. No one disputes China’s ability to produce a credible airliner. The country has been a parts supplier to Western aircraft makers for … Continue reading

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Three Women, Three Ways of Livelihoods

Today I shall like to tell the stories in brief of three individuals: Lal Muni, Kiran, and Sarvatia. The common link between them is that all the three are from near around Patna. You are to draw your own conclusions … Continue reading

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China Invades India’s Manufacturing Sectors

Last Sunday, I had to go to buy fruits and vegetables from the weekly bazaar that comes up near our house in Noida on the road, as Yamuna was sick. I was stunned to find apples from China along with … Continue reading

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Corporate India’s Rural Strategies

Many bigger business houses in India are taking rural initiatives for getting into enormously large market of CK Prahalad’s ‘the bottom of the pyramid’ as well as to carry out their social responsibility. Rural India is having more than 742 … Continue reading

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CM’s Janata Durbar Can Bring Necessary Social Changes Too

The news items emanating from the Janata Durbar of Nitish Kumar are sometimes exhilarating and heartening. Further, I heard Nitish Kumar is also visiting all the district headquarters as a means of routine contact with ‘aam aadami’ to have a … Continue reading

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