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India Inc must stop waiting for Godot

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BusinessLine Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that she has yet another booster dose for the economy up her sleeve, which she will announce shortly. The markets reacted by tanking over 1.7 per cent, although the proximate cause for Tuesday’s fa... More »

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Why passing laws does not count as reform

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BusinessLine Back in 1992, I happened to visit Boeing’s plant in the US. It was part of a series of visits organised by the US State Department to showcase the technological might of the United States to a motley bunch of economists and journalists from what w... More »

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Kejriwal’s idea is not so crazy, after all

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BusinessLine Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s move to make travel in public transport — buses and the metro — free for women has predictably attracted more flak than support. Coming as it does just months ahead of the State elections, it has been dismiss... More »

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Time to pack up those election ‘jumlas’

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BusinessLine If for nothing else, BJP President Amit Shah will go down in history as the man who introduced the word ‘jumla’ into the current Indian political lexicon. An Urdu/Hindustani word meaning ‘aggregate’ or ‘total’, thanks to Shah, the word has now com... More »

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Trawling for a sustainable livelihood

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BusinessLine When was the last time you saw a story on the fisheries sector on the front page of your newspaper, or heard the word “fisheries” on prime time news television? Chances are, never. For a country which is home to 10 per cent of the world’s total bi... More »