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Shantanu Guha Ray

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Can the Centre and States work together?

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Shantanu Guha Ray An interesting report from Pahle Indian Foundation has made many sit up and take notice, especially at a time when everyone is talking about jobs, and the need for it. So how does one help the economy, how does one create jobs, and more impor... More »

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The Sri Sri hand in Ayodha settlement

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Shantanu Guha Ray The dust has – for all practical purpose – settled on the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid dispute. And it’s time for some introspection, especially taking a look at those who worked overtime to defuse the crisis. At the heart of it was India’s... More »

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The Sri Sri hand in Ayodhya settlement

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Shantanu Guha Ray The dust has – for all practical purpose – settled on the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid dispute. And it’s time for some introspection, especially taking a look at those who worked overtime to defuse the crisis. At the heart of it was India’s... More »

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Have you seen a Phoenix?

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Shantanu Guha Ray The coffee conversations at the Khan Market in Lutyens Delhi have almost died, troubleshooters and lobbyists have shifted to the lounge of the imposing Taj Mansingh hotel. The rest have moved to Starbucks, the crowded coffee stores always off... More »

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Jagan’s cause has a flawed intent

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Shantanu Guha Ray Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wants to usher the state’s biggest social reformation.  And he needs the help of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine whose reeling pose is definitely suggestive of drunkenness. Actually, he wants to cement hi... More »

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Have you visited the labs of IIT-Delhi?

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Shantanu Guha Ray NEW DELHI: Almost silently, far from India’s maddening politics and breaking headlines, students at Delhi’s Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed products which the domestic corporate kings and global CEOs need to see, pick up, ... More »

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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 »