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Tilting at more than windmills in the subcontinent

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Tilt” is a word with a history in South Asia. Nearly a half-century ago, Pakistan’s government brutally repressed its citizens in the Eastern part of the country. Millions of refugees streamed into India, which mobilized its armed forces. Pakistan attacked, an... More »

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Trump now faces Obama’s dilemma in Afghanistan

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When David Petraeus issues a public warning about Afghanistan, it’s worth paying attention. That’s what the retired general did earlier this month in the Wall Street Journal, urging President Donald Trump not to be lulled into believing the Taliban’s promises ... More »

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Artificial intelligence and the world of tax litigation

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Another secondary source is used to evaluate the reason for the poor quality of adjudication/assessment orders as well as unnecessary filing of appeals by tax departments. By Mallika Mahajan & Pawan Kumar Sinha Sunny Deol’s famous dialogue ‘Tarikh par Tarikh, ... More »

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Renewable hybrid energy systems as a game changer

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India recently conducted two auctions for wind/solar hybrid projects. Both the auctions were under-subscribed, with bids totalling 1.56GW awarded to SB Energy, Adani Green Energy and ReNew Power, against a total of 2.4GW on offer. The discovered prices were ma... More »

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Rooftop solar hardly going through the roof

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Now, many RTS developers and EPC players have shut shop as amidst these concerns their business models don’t seem viable. By Dhruba Purkayastha India’s policy and implementation efforts for renewable energy have been globally acknowledged. India is to have 100... More »

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The eight stages of human development

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The eight stages of human development By Vidya Hattangadi Our early life experience is very important as regards how we grow as individuals. Our identity evolves at various stages of life. We perceive and present ourselves throughout our lives, as per our sens... More »

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Agrarian crisis: Free up land-lease markets

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The fear of eviction also disincentivises them from making any long-term investments in land improvement, resulting in low capital formation and, thereby, low farm productivity. (Reuters) By Ashok Gulati& Ritika Juneja Early on in its second term, on July 1, 2... More »

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Getting insured at mom-and-pop stores can help

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The Indian insurance industry is the 15th-largest in the world in terms of premium volume, along with written gross premiums of $94.48 billion in FY18. With growing awareness and innovation, along with opted distribution channels, the industry is bound to see ... More »

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A capital city in the jungle? It’s not a crazy idea

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Indonesia’s president wants to spend at least $30 billion to move the capital to a forest on the island of Borneo.  The proximate trigger is climate change – Jakarta is sinking into the sea. President Joko Widodo is planning a giant wall to keep big waves out,... More »