Monthly Archives: June 2008

10 Top Challenges and India

When I was documenting ‘Unstoppable India’, I came across a report of the economists Jim O’Neill and Tushar Poddar of Goldman Sachs* and Co.that recommends 10 things India needs to do to achieve a per capita GDP of at least … Continue reading

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Unstoppable India

The global slowdown fear is on horizon. US economy is indicating trends of impending recession. Inflation is causing a concern all over the world, at least for all the middle class and below. However, I have my reasons to believe … Continue reading

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Chinese Invading, Leftists Colluding, and Traders Enjoying

Pakistan may again come closer to India and the people may start living as they were in pre-independence united India, but China will always remain headache. It will compete, challenge, prick, bark, and if necessary in their interest bite India … Continue reading

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On Father’s Day

I had a greeting card for the day waiting for me in my e-mail from Emma, Shannon, and Anand. India on the whole is fast adapting to the western customs. It was pretty clear after glancing through the newspaper full … Continue reading

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On This Day 53 Years Ago

On this day 53 years ago, we, Yamuna and myself got into this relationship that is the closest and divine as many say it is decided in heaven by Him. Even with the memory failing, I vividly remember the day … Continue reading

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Bihar Getting Visible

I was shocked when I found a very poor reply from Prabhu Chawla to a question asked by one Rajeev on ‘India Today’ website. He said, “Nitish Kumar is also following policies which help certain castes and not the entire … Continue reading

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Some Concerns, Some Trends

Many look at IITs for many reasons. Parents aspire to see IITs as the choicest target to be attempted by their children to get educated. The students start dreaming and preparing for IITs through IIT-JEE as soon as they reach … Continue reading

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Correction Course for Media of Instruction

A very pertinently important question must be bothering many parents, educationists, and perhaps psychologists too. What must be the best medium for instruction? Naturally the answer will always be in favour of the mother language. But will it provide the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Deal Requires Guts

According to Anil Kakodkar, Chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, currently the nuclear power plants in the country were working at half their capacity nearly of 4,000 MW due to the fuel shortage. The Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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Sharvan Kumars Wanted

One of India’s most-celebrated tales of parental devotion relates to Sharvan Kumar, the character in the Ramayan. As I came to know recently, Sharvan Kumar died on the banks of a parched, neglected lake in village Sarvan, Unnao district of … Continue reading

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