Category Archives: Cover Story

Selling family silver

FACED with an existential challenge of continuing to shoulder the humungous exercise of operating 22,593 trains (9,141 freight and 13,452 passenger trains) daily, the government has apparently decided to exit from the rail transportation business. Following the December 24, 2019, … Continue reading

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Cover Story : Kejriwal: A political revolutionary or Machiavelli?

THE incandescent halo of Anna Hazare has dimmed like the smouldering ashes of a fire that has long gone cold. The heady feeling of his agitation among supporters seems like a bad hangover on a smog-choked Delhi morning. The draft … Continue reading

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Cover story : Much ado about nothing

In a new world order, dominated by a multi-polar world, India needs to establish herself strongly along with the US, Russia, Eurozone, China, and Japan. Modi’s personalised diplomacy is a huge attempt to achieve this objective. His endeavour is to … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Shadow Boxing : The fight against corruption

As the economy continues its downward spiral with certain sectors touching a historic low, it seems the government will be hunting for feel-good headlines in the coming days. If that is the case, sacking some more bureaucrats and government officials … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Shooting the messenger

On August 21, Collector of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012-batch AGMUT cadre officer, resigned from his post and quit the civil services. Usually, resignations of junior civil servants don’t attract much attention. In the past too, junior … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : India Inc. in distress

This is the age of terror – physical (blasts, shootings, and crashes), cyber-warfare (Russia’s alleged influence on elections in the US, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia), and financial (attacks on currencies, stocks, and businesses). India is clearly affected by … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : National company flaw tribunal

Experts praised it. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gloated over its achievements. Several entrepreneurs hailed its efforts. But when one examines the intricacies of its decisions to resolve the recoveries of huge debts owned by India Inc to financial, corporate, … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Political Catastrophe

India’s overall economic growth over the past three-four decades has had a negative side effect. As the country became a two trillion economy, the overall wealth grew. But it grew in a skewed manner, inflating inequalities—the rich became richer and … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Will there be a Parliament for the People?

THE crawling process to elect the 17th Lok Sabha is nearing completion. Political parties are working overtime to capture power and manage India’s democracy and all that it entails. Ironically, since India became a democratic Republic it is these political … Continue reading

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Cover Story : Let’s lure voters – again

In this century, national elections across the globe are rigged on social media. Online social networks can make or mar any election, be it the US, the UK, France, Brazil, India, or African nations. There are just a few unanswered … Continue reading

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