Monthly Archives: April 2008

Surprisingly Exhilarating India

India’s GDP may grow 9.5% in 2008-09, if we believe the forecast of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy CMIE. The capacity additions will drive the surge in growth. Is it also a sycophancy of a sort, as projections by … Continue reading

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Corporate India’s Doubtful CSR or Affirmative Actions?

Many a times, I wonder if the companies and the association representing them genuinely are concerned about the people’s woe or it shades only crocodile tears when pressed to comment. I am all against reservations. But there are always some … Continue reading

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India Today’s 60 Greatest Indians

It is enjoyable to read about so many great people in one go. The news magazine has done a wonderful job in planning this sort of special issue . Perhaps from marketing point, it has included persons from all walks … Continue reading

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IIT and Reservation

I never wanted to visit this subject so soon. But there are two reasons for that: First, NDTV had in ‘The Big Fight’ yesterday debated the righteousness of 49. 5 % reservations based on the caste of the parent of … Continue reading

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India’s Manufacturing Prospective

I was talking to Babulal. At one time he worked for me. Today he heads a company in Kolkata that manufactures hardware and exports to US. I wouldn’t have believed it, if the source of information had been anyone other … Continue reading

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Prospective IITians- An Appeal

It is yet another year for IIT-JEE aspirants. TV news channels are full with advisory programmes for those appearing for examinations. Special programmes have sponsorships from the mills at Kota that has become a town known to successfully provide the … Continue reading

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IIT, Bihar and Japan

Should someone who keeps Bihar near to his heart not feel bad about Japan’s preference of Andhra Pradesh over Bihar for helping in setting up its IIT? Perhaps, normally I wouldn’t have been shocked to see the news while surfing … Continue reading

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Watch ‘Chitrahaar’, Learn Language

It is an interesting discovery, particularly for India where literacy is low and craze for film songs is high. One can speed up learning of a language using a subtitle in the language for the film songs in popular TV … Continue reading

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Farmers Always at Loss

Be it Shining India of NDA or the Rs 60,000 crore loan waiver credited to Sonia, marginal farmers, and more so, the landless labouring people in rural India remain deprived and helpless, and so angry too. Those claiming to govern … Continue reading

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To Bihar’s Credit

Many a times, I get confused. What would have been the right course or the benchmarks for Bihar? What model it must follow? Should Bihar go for one followed by Naidu’s Andhra Pradesh? And then I find the highest incidence … Continue reading

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