Monthly Archives: May 2008

Farm Productivity: Why Can’t India Emulate?

Farmers in our village and all the villages of the region cultivate two crops, rice being the main one. It is because the canal network from River Sone provides the water required for paddy crop. When I go back in … Continue reading

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Intellectuals Share Dreams

As per the dream of C K Prahalad, India can have by 2022 the world’s largest pool of trained manpower (500 million skilled workers), 30 companies in the Fortune 100 list, 10 per cent of world trade (current share 1.5 … Continue reading

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China -Friend or Foe

Chinese on Top Time and again, some news in the media takes me back down the memory lane to 1962. The nation was under a shock. We didn’t have our Diwali. The Chinese had betrayed India, invaded it, defeated it, … Continue reading

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B -Schools Causing Inequity

Today most of the prospective students and their parents dream of IITs and IIMs. It didn’t happen so much in 60s. Most of the students from Presidency though selected in IIT went for higher science degrees. I still remember our … Continue reading

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Noida Authority and Residents’ Welfare

Time and again, I have been using media to reach Noida Authority (NA) with a single appeal: Whenever NA initiates a project for the benefits of the residents of a sector/ block, it must inform the residents about it through … Continue reading

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Food Crisis Gets Global and so the Politics

I felt really bad, when Anand from US told me today about the spirally rising food prices. During our last visit to US, we found food items relatively cheap and wonderfully good quality. That remained one attraction for spending some … Continue reading

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Parshurama-Some Thoughts and Views

We went to an unusual anniversary of Parshurama– the sixth incarnation of Vishnu as per Hindu scriptures. Normally, we hardly move out these days, but it was Ranjan, who was so insisting that I couldn’t but take the risk of … Continue reading

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Is the Wolf Near?

Is slowdown a bogey created by media or by crazy economists? On a fine morning, the printed media report all the good news. Indians are shelling out more for entertainment. India’s IT, ITeS revenue is estimated to climb up to … Continue reading

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Nitish Kumar and Bihar

Nitish Kumar under the banyan tree where Lalu tied up a ghost to trouble Nitish. Saba Naqvi Bhaumik in latest issue of ‘Outlook’ has written pretty highly about Nitish Kumar. Unfortunately, she has compared Nitish’s performance with one who damaged … Continue reading

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BHEL- Another Case of Missed Opportunity

As on March 31, 2008, power equipment supplier and Navratna PSU, BHEL had orders worth Rs 85,500 crore, about four times its revenues for the year. BHEL missed its delivery promises time and again in past. It is a burning … Continue reading

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