Monthly Archives: August 2007

Retail Sector and Inclusive Growth

It is universally agreed that the agriculture and manufacturing sectors must improve upon its contributions to the country’s GDP. Recently, Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor of Infosys, speaking at a meeting organised jointly by All India Association of Industries and Young … Continue reading

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Powering India-4: Alternative energy- Wind

India is now the world’s fourth-largest generator of wind energy with an installed capacity of 7,093 MW. In October 2005, India surpassed Denmark to rank fourth in installed wind power capacity after Germany, Spain, and US. In 2006, India installed … Continue reading

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Booming and Bubbling India- XIV

Delhi is bubbling. Leftists are trying to get their pound of flesh. Political maneuvers may save the situation. The government may stay in power. One feels bad, but this is the price of democracy. However, when we went for the … Continue reading

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Enchantment Of Riches

William Dalrymple the author of ‘The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857’ has just been awarded the Duff Cooper Prize for History. Dalrymple has contributed an enthralling article in India Today’s Independence Day Special with the main … Continue reading

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A Condolence for an Ordinarily Great Person

I wrote about Dasarath Manjhi of Bihar who became an icon in Bihar. A group of young men from Bihar published a book ‘Bihar ka Gaurav’ that has a large number of the great sons of Bihar. The book started … Continue reading

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Indian scholars predated Newton find by 250 yrs

Here is a story that appeared in many newspapers. I thought it would have created some stir in media busy with the story of ghosts and miracles. The research carried out by Dr George Gheverghese Joseph, Honourary Reader, School of … Continue reading

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China vs. India- an independent assessment

Unfortunately most of the writings on the China present one-sided picture of China growth story while comparing it with India. Some writers appear to be totally mesmerized by the infrastructure growth of China. Some again keep on talking about the … Continue reading

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Educational Explosions

As I remember, I never missed the Independence Day speech of India’s Prime Minister, whenever I was in India. Nowadays, there is one more advantage. One can store the total speech available from the Prime Minister’s website. So I decided … Continue reading

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India at 60

Media both print as well as small screen have been presenting some real good materials on occasion of India getting 60 (old or young?) on August 15, 2007. With so many channels vying with each other, it is impossible for … Continue reading

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Can someone give me some good news from Bihar?

As an old man I spend most of my time with newspapers and news magazines- some subscribed and some on-line e-papers courtesy Internet on my laptop that Anand has provided me. I keep on looking for good news about Bihar … Continue reading

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