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Power of perception may see BJP through

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BusinessLine Both branding gurus would do well to analyse how Prime Minister Narendra Modi began this Lok Sabha campaigning session slightly on the back foot, but then surged ahead to the Advantage Modi mode. Just a few months before the general elections, not... More »

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‘Flexible’ power system key to renewables push

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BusinessLine The drop in renewable energy tariffs in India is one of the true success stories of the last few years. From around ₹10-12/kWh in 2010, solar tariffs have come down to ₹2.5-3/kWh. Wind tariffs have fallen from ₹4.5-5/kWh to a similar range as sola... More »

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Emerging balance of power in Asia

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BusinessLine Ever since the assumption of power in the US by President Donald Trump and his advocacy of a radically new American approach to global policies, chanceries across Europe, Africa and Asia have appeared bewildered about how to deal with America. Tru... More »

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The dark side of Croatia’s soccer ‘soft power’

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BusinessLine What are you talking about? First, the ‘soft power’ aspects. Croatia’s dream run at FIFA 2018 proved inspirational for football fans worldwide, particularly after the elimination of the fancied South American teams and Germany. And although the Cr... More »

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Taxes, petrol prices and pedal power

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BusinessLine It was a hot summer’s day and Motabhai was furiously pedalling his rickety bicycle cursing the OPEC under his breath when he spotted the upstart, Chotu, waving at him. I’m not giving him a lift now, he told himself. So, what’s up Chotu? Motabhai, ... More »

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Power reforms and the Bengal model

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BusinessLine Why do the lights go out more often in some Indian States than others? While India has recently seen great gains in generation capacity and rural electrification, many utilities are still trapped in a vicious cycle of underpayment, underinvestment... More »

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Dalai Lama, and the geo-economics of China’s power

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BusinessLine What does the giggly monk have to do with economics? More than you might think. The spiritual head of the Tibetan Buddhists, who is in exile in India, may represent the epitome of pacifism, but China — which claims sovereignty over Tibet and brand... More »

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Reading is power | Business Line

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BusinessLine Therefore, there’s every reason to exercise our basic right January 18, 2018:   The headline of a recent news report suggests that most 14- to 18 year-olds in rural areas can read only Class 2-level textbooks. This is deduced from the latest Annua... More »