Category Archives: Governance

Surviving a financial storm

Media baron Subhash Chandra had to fall back on the last resort of selling Essel Group promoter stake in November 2019 to save his jewel in the crown, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited from sinking under the debt burden of Rs. … Continue reading

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RANA SUGARS How they duped the investors

THE GDR (global depository receipt) scam, which was perpetrated by dozens of companies between 2002 and 2014, was as simple as it gets. Float a GDR issue—the amount raised is meaningless and can be a few million dollars. It is … Continue reading

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Miscued effort

THE government release on the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) issued on December 26, 2019 says the CDS will be of the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. He will … Continue reading

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Governance is an overarching concept with many dimensions

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, while delivering Sardar Patel Lecture on Governance at IC Centre for Governance on January 24, 2020, stressed upon unity of the country and enumerated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s efforts in achieving this Namaskar! I am delighted that … Continue reading

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NSEL, the endgame and guinea pigs

Afresh round of evidence indicates how the masterminds behind the Rs. 5,600-crore NSEL scam allegedly manipulated fronts like the Apian Finance and Investments Limited (Apian) and Indian Bullion Market Association (IBMA)—a consortium of leading bullion and jewellery merchants—as guinea pigs … Continue reading

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Climate crisis knocking on our doors

INDIA is a developing country with limited financial resources. The country is striving to provide basic amenities to its growing population. Climate change, a global problem, further adds to its already growing developmental challenges. Majority of the country’s production/economic sectors … Continue reading

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The Con In Telecom

ON August 18, 1993, in the Conference Hall of New Delhi’s Sanchar Bhawan, which housed the telecom ministry, the bids were opened for the first time to launch mobile services in four metros—Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. There were 14 … Continue reading

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Governance : Revitalising agriculture: Advisory services is the way ahead

IN India, foodgrain production has largely been possible through irrigated agriculture. But over 50 per cent of cultivated land that produces more than 80 per cent of nutri-cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables is monsoon dependent. Such land in ‘rainfed’ … Continue reading

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Governance : Electric vehicles: Myths and reality

TODAY it’s almost impossible to access any news outlet online or traditional, without having at least one story about electric vehicles, cars, buses or two-wheelers staring in the face, making one think that petroleum-fueled vehicles are relics of history, except … Continue reading

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Governance : REVITALIZING AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION: ADVISORY SERVICES IN INDIA

In India, food grain production has largely been possible through irrigated agriculture. But over fifty percent of cultivated land that produces more than eighty percent of nutri-cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables is monsoon dependent. Such land in ‘rainfed’ regions … Continue reading

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