Monthly Archives: October 2014

His Master’s Choice

Cover Story cbi political tool WHEN institutions of faith crumble, it hurts. As Peter F Drucker says, “No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organised in such a way as … Continue reading

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‘Smart Cities’ Urban Agenda or Utopia?

Governance urbanisation mg devasahayam INDIA is fast heading towards a 50:50 rural-urban distribution of population slated for the middle of the present century. Tamil Nadu has already achieved this and other states would soon follow. Such countrywide distribution would mean … Continue reading

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Service above all

FIRST STIRRINGS deo dutt sharma ALL his life he has been like a sailor on a ship called destiny, which invariably called at the right ports. A structural engineering topper from IIT Roorkee, specialising in the impact of earthquakes on … Continue reading

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The Inimitable Prime Minister

GOVERNANCE new paradigm mk kaw LIKE many of my compatriots, I have seen and judged Narendra Modi from widely different perspectives. There was a time when I saw him as a mass murderer who had engineered or, at the very … Continue reading

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NSEL scam:Accounted Loot

EXPOSE scam jignesh shah Jignesh Shah is out on bail. But the Enforcement Directorate is still working on the case of financial irregularities and fraud against the Shah-promoted National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL). It has released a notification listing the … Continue reading

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Men at the receiving end?

MY CORNER gender amitabh thakur RECENTLY I filed a writ petition in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, praying for the formation of a National and State-level Men’s Commission to look into specific men-oriented issues and problems. The … Continue reading

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Buoyancy will persist

STOCK DOCTOR dr gs sood TWO recent events vindicate my view on the market being in a secular bull run with intermittent corrections coming in. One, the rating upgrade and the other, the Supreme Court’s cancellation of allotment of coal … Continue reading

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Quality of surrender

PERSPECTIVE surrender sadhguru PEOPLE often ask me about the role of surrender on the spiritual path. I tell them they cannot achieve it. Surrender is not an act. Surrender is a certain quality. If you try to surrender to someone, … Continue reading

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Ramdev on the sidelines modi meeting a damp squib

Bric-a-brac fate & fetes BABA Ramdev is a puzzled man after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister of India. He travelled almost nine months across the country to root out the Congress regime with the hope that when the … Continue reading

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Phone friends …but modi refuses to meet

Bric-a-brac fate & fetes NARENDRA Modi is very cautious since he has taken oath as Prime Minister of the country. He understands that people will try to approach him using all the possible means at their disposal. Recently, an old … Continue reading

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