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Manufacturing India: Machine Tools

Machine Tools are the mother machines to manufacture almost every part that goes into engineering products. It was in 1957 that I first came across these machines in the workshop of IIT, Kharagpur. The machine tools in the workshop were … Continue reading

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Manufacturing India-2/3 Wheelers

India has raced ahead from the days of Vespa, Rajdoot and Bullet that were hot in demand by prospective bridegroom in India as dowry. Images India is the second largest producer of two-wheelers in the world. In the last few … Continue reading

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Mukesh and Arvind

Kejriwal has stirred the hornet’s nest with revelation about Mukesh Ambani and in a larger context about the business model of the country’s big industrialists in general. The stories percolating in the media and the public domain are raising serious … Continue reading

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Happy Vijoya Arvind!

The festivity season is really making morose with some or the other revelations almost every day but with a little hope too. I am happy and so must be many that the awareness against the misdeeds of the greedy and … Continue reading

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What Brought Reforms Deluge?

I am sure many must be wondering why it took almost 8 years for Manmohan to come back in ‘reforming mode’ for which he was known when he was the finance minister in Narsingha Rao’s cabinet in early 90s. Who … Continue reading

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Coalgate Blackens Business Houses Too

Coalgate has broken all records of the scams not only by its amount involved. It has shocked me more because of the persons and the companies involved. It raises doubt of integrity of the person holding the highest office of … Continue reading

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Airtel and its Callous Call Centres

Have you ever been one of the few unfortunate ones to take the assistance of the call centre of Airtel Telecom for your Internet, cell phone or land line connections? Do you enjoy the music of Airtel’s ringtones as you … Continue reading

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Air India: Agonizing Hours and a Happy Ending

On August 19, 2012, we left for India after a very happy 4 months stay in US. Shannon had bought the tickets of American Airlines for up to JFK, New York Airport. Thereon, we had already the tickets bought through … Continue reading

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Maruti Mayhem- A Gory Reminder

Manesar mayhem and the murder of an innocent efficient general manager reminded me again of a gory day of my early professional career in Hindustan Motors. It was early 70s. The leftists were trying to grab political power in West … Continue reading

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Between Efficiency and Honesty

Recent revelations of the Army Chief through print and digital media are cause of serious concern for the nation, The way the controversy is getting handled by the defence minister, the parliamentarians, and the experts is still worse. The word … Continue reading

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