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  • PM Modi's vaccine diplomacy is an astute move helping India take leadership in the developing world Jan 25, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    PM Modi's vaccine diplomacy is an astute move helping India take leadership in the developing world

    This also helps us in balancing what China is doing quite effectively, in terms of supplying vaccines and medicines to some countries.

  • Why the Northern farmers are the last bastion of central planning Jan 05, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    Why the Northern farmers are the last bastion of central planning

    The Economic Survey of 2016-17 called Indian agriculture ‘a living legacy of the era of socialism’.

  • China’s richest man Zhong Shanshan is an oddball in the world’s richest club Jan 03, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    China’s richest man Zhong Shanshan is an oddball in the world’s richest club

    Many billionaires certainly don’t believe in sticking to their core competence but have been happy to take advantage of any and every business opportunity that has come along.

  • Govt should help industry in reducing cost of doing business, says Siemens MD & CEO Dec 21, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Govt should help industry in reducing cost of doing business, says Siemens MD & CEO

    The MD & CEO of Siemens Ltd feels that the biggest challenge for global supply chains is to manage costs and stay competitive.

  • Farmers' protest | Time for reforms, give procurement and redistribution to states Dec 18, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Time for reforms, give procurement and redistribution to states

    If the situation of blockade continues, the central government may need to amend the law to delegate not just the MSP but also the process of procurement to the states.

  • Amidst the pandemic pets are our friends with all benefits Nov 22, 2020 09:57 AM IST

    Amidst the pandemic pets are our friends with all benefits

    A recent survey by the University of York and the University of Lincoln stated that sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown.

  • Why Pidilite glued Araldite to its portfolio Oct 30, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    Why Pidilite glued Araldite to its portfolio

    Pidilite's acquisition of Huntsman’s consumer adhesives business does not come cheap but that has not stopped the company

  • Tata Motors and the active inertia of corporate leaders Oct 30, 2020 08:34 AM IST

    Tata Motors and the active inertia of corporate leaders

    A third successive quarterly loss for Tata Motors should have firmed the company's resolve to get rid of the passenger vehicles business that has soaked up cash with meagre returns.

  • Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not Oct 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

    Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success

  • What Xerxes Desai would have made of Tanishq’s ekatvam advertisement Oct 18, 2020 08:17 AM IST

    What Xerxes Desai would have made of Tanishq’s ekatvam advertisement

    The ekatvam advertisement for Tanishq jewellery, which is now in the eye of the storm, carries forward one of the features that formed the outline for Titan’s advertising in the 1990s — that of capturing the moment of gifting with the attendant emotion of being gifted something so special

  • Sports and entertainment are holding back the surge of deglobalisation Sep 27, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Sports and entertainment are holding back the surge of deglobalisation

    The notion of a flat world in which goods and services move seamlessly faces daily assaults from potentially destructive conflicts. In the face of such gloom, it is heartening to see that sports and entertainment remains steadfastly global, and may even have extended their reach during this pandemic

  • Telecom Policy | The moral hazard in waiving dues for incumbents Oct 31, 2019 12:30 PM IST

    Telecom Policy | The moral hazard in waiving dues for incumbents

    Relief to Bharti and Vodafone will also open up the government to charges of favouritism. In the Darwinian world of telecom services in India, many companies have fallen by the wayside, including biggies such as Telenor and Etisalat. They faced the same problems and failed, but the government didn’t step up to bail them out at that time

  • Haryana Elections | BJP poised for a landslide Oct 16, 2019 02:16 PM IST

    Haryana Elections | BJP poised for a landslide

    In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP raised its vote share to 58 percent from 33 percent in 2014. This kind of jump is nothing short of phenomenal, and could mean a landslide in its favour in this assembly election

  • Maharashtra Elections | It’s make or break for Raj Thackeray Oct 16, 2019 01:05 PM IST

    Maharashtra Elections | It’s make or break for Raj Thackeray

    The MNS is contesting from 104 seats and will have to win in double digits to dent the BJP substantially for it to remain in the reckoning even after the elections.

  • Politics | A free-for-all in Maharashtra Congress Sep 12, 2019 01:55 PM IST

    Politics | A free-for-all in Maharashtra Congress

    For the leaders it is a battle of egos and for potential candidates it is a matter of tickets. For committed party workers it is an existential battle with nowhere else to go and no one to look up to.

  • SEBI asks MF trustees to stand up for investors’ interests Aug 29, 2019 09:11 AM IST

    SEBI asks MF trustees to stand up for investors’ interests

    Market regulator does not want them to be ‘passive participants’

  • Opinion | Petty graft could sabotage water and waste management, and the PM’s biggest schemes Jul 23, 2019 03:48 PM IST

    Opinion | Petty graft could sabotage water and waste management, and the PM’s biggest schemes

    Once waste management is introduced, and water contamination is taken care of, India will witness considerably reduced expenditure on health-related diseases.

  • Political Pulse | A presidential style campaign helped BJP in Assam May 23, 2019 05:46 PM IST

    Political Pulse | A presidential style campaign helped BJP in Assam

    The loss of ground forced the Congress to resort to constituencies where Muslims are in majority. But that doesn’t seem to have helped.

  • Politics | Will the voter choose hate over decency this election? May 10, 2019 03:14 PM IST

    Politics | Will the voter choose hate over decency this election?

    Some argue that the political discourse was lowered the day Congress gave the slogan ‘Chowkidaar Chor Hai’, and that all that has followed is a natural reaction. But this destructive theory of action-reaction will lead us to our collective doom, both in politics and as a country.

  • Opinion | Efficient dispute redressal system a must to boost FDI May 07, 2019 06:23 PM IST

    Opinion | Efficient dispute redressal system a must to boost FDI

    With rising political pressure to create more jobs, which in turn require more spending on infrastructure and industry, foreign direct investment (FDI) becomes all the more critical. The government is justified in protecting its interests, but that should not come at the expense of investors feeling shortchanged.

  • Opinion | Central banks embark on a gold rush, should you? May 01, 2019 08:59 AM IST

    Opinion | Central banks embark on a gold rush, should you?

    Between 2010-19 total gold purchased by central banks was 3,560.28 tonnes.

  • Opinion | Politicisation of the Indian military? Alarmist nonsense! Apr 16, 2019 08:38 AM IST

    Opinion | Politicisation of the Indian military? Alarmist nonsense!

    It is not unreasonable for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to claim credit for reacting aggressively to terrorism.

  • Opinion | The risk in Fixed Maturity Plans is now out in the open Apr 11, 2019 08:38 AM IST

    Opinion | The risk in Fixed Maturity Plans is now out in the open

    Fund houses are caught in a trap of their own making

  • Opinion | UDF is set to sweep Kerala following Rahul Gandhi's candidature Apr 03, 2019 02:41 PM IST

    Opinion | UDF is set to sweep Kerala following Rahul Gandhi's candidature

    Despite being late off the blocks, Congress has managed to put up formidable candidates in almost every constituency.

  • Opinion | What the income support doles say about India’s job market Mar 28, 2019 09:28 AM IST

    Opinion | What the income support doles say about India’s job market

    Since the masses cannot be given enough jobs, we must provide them bread and circuses

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