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Shantanu Guha Ray

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Lets discuss nicotine, let facts emerge

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Shantanu Guha Ray The debate among public health professionals over approaches to tobacco and nicotine regulation has intensified, hundreds gathered this week in a glitzy hotel in Warsaw to discuss the Good, Bad and Ugly of smoking and whether it should contin... More »

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Who needs this smoky, misplaced argument?

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Shantanu Guha Ray On a balmy afternoon, scientists from across the globe huddled in a conference room next to the expansive swimming pool of Delhi’s refurbished Oberoi Hotel to eat candies and discuss why India was hell bent… via TOI Blog More »

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Not just cash, get water from ATMs

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Shantanu Guha Ray Global population without access to clean water has reached 844 million; in India the figure stands at a whopping 680 million. The answer is either water wars or water ATMs. Water ATMs are in vogue, these new machines – driven by a common tec... More »

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There is a big ‘Why’ In NSEL payment crisis

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Shantanu Guha Ray In India’s financial capital, they are calling it the case of strange flip-flops. More than five years since the probe into the NSEL case began, many are trying to reinvent the clock. Joseph Massey, a former non executive director of the now-... More »

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A deathly silence, neglected SFIO probe

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Shantanu Guha Ray This is surely the season for probes, there are hundreds in the air. But what is increasingly becoming a disturbing trend is the fact that loads of pesky television reporters and their whirring cameras are delivering half-cooked truths much b... More »

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Are you really Independent?

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Shantanu Guha Ray The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has offered an interesting theory: Unless clearly known how independent is an independent director, the court will not take statements of such directors at face value. So, claimed the NCLAT,... More »

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Do you know Dr Pooja Upadhyaya, Dr Vibha Augustine?

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Shantanu Guha Ray Spare a drop of tear, and hear the unique contribution to the nation of two wonder women, physicians who left their air-conditioned hospitals, families, World Cup soccer, and Shopping Mall visits to attend a clarion call from the country’s Pr... More »

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Some unknown changes in sylvan Sikkim

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Shantanu Guha Ray There are two interesting tales wafting across Sikkim. One revolves around Archer Gyaltsen Lachungpa, who has shocked everyone in next door Bhutan with a superlative performance. He hit a total of 20 karays breaking his own record of 19 durin... More »

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A card for moksha on ghats

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Shantanu Guha Ray A slice of American Express, whose card has always defined ostentatious luxury and snob appeal, lies merged with earthy Varanasi, India’s oldest city that oversees the holy end of Hindu’s spiritual journey. To curious onlookers, this unique E... More »

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Strange talks in Lutyens Delhi

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Shantanu Guha Ray Like high levels of pollen, dust and other allergens in the air, the Indian Capital is now full of news, breaking headlines keeping whirring television cameras and hyperventilating anchors busy round the clock. They have seasoned lawmakers fo... More »

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Two meetings, loads of flip-flops

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Shantanu Guha Ray The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue is dominating centerstage politics in India, triggering breaking headlines by the day. The Supreme Court is hearing the final arguments in the politically-sensitive case. The Allahabad High Court, in its... More »