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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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Cover story : Challenge of 2019: A Parliament for the people,not politicians

RECLAIM the Republic”, these are the words resonating these days in the intellectual circles and is trickling down to the grassroots as a cry for saving India’s First Republic. Reclaiming the Republic means saving its institutions because Republics do not … Continue reading

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Cover Story : Farmer Crisis Waiting to explode

There is a huge crisis in agriculture. It has remained so for seven decades. The ticking bomb is about to explode. It’s time to stop the suicides, prevent farmers from throwing their produce on the streets, and prevent migration to … Continue reading

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Cover Story : Crisis in Indian Agriculture: Can it be Overcome?

AGRICULTURE anywhere has two aspects—land and man, or farm and farmer. Both are equally important, though policy makers and agricultural experts often take the former—land or the farm as more important. Increasing the productivity of land and water is important, … Continue reading

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Cover Story : Promoting Cooperative Farm Start-Ups

THE Niti Aayog’s Strategy Document for “New India @75” highlights that India is the third largest country in terms of the number of start-ups. In context of the recently launched Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) that aims at radically transforming the … Continue reading

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The chosen ones

Over the past seven decades, every prime minister has a band of ‘anointed ones’, the civil servants who translate his or her vision of governance into reality through mature and professional administration. Read more

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Ravi Parthasarathy : The New Robber Baron

Ravi Ramaswamy Parthasarathy perfected the art of networking and science of logical persuasion. He carefully built contacts in financial, political, bureaucratic and business circles, both at the national and state levels. When the opportune time came, he used them to … Continue reading

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