THE woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I substitute CA elections for woods. The apple at the end of the whole process, assuming I win the elections, is definitely lovely, for all the advantages it could bestow upon me. And, the `dark-and-deep' bit is h
ow we actually fight out to make it to the council.
The power called people
Kalidas Muralidharan on human capital valuation in practice.
Break from the tradition
Malcolm Prowle reports on the development of costing systems in the public sector.
Asia's top businesswomen
IT MIGHT sound a little strange that the woman who proudly says: ``I have no children, but I have the heart of a child'' should make it to the top of the latest list of Fortune magazine's most powerful businesswomen in Asia.
Hidden dangers of economic reforms
The reform process will not be able to achieve the objectives of development because the private sector is merely concerned with profits. While the reforms have reduced the role of the private sector, they have failed to fill the vacuum created by the wi
thdrawal of the public sector.
Administer more, legislate less
THERE IS NO mistaking the bullish tone in the Finance Minister's assessment of the economy made before an audience of economic journalists. His broad refrain is that the economy should grow at the targeted 7 per cent, current downward revisions by privat
e think-tanks and the Reserve Bank of India itself notwithstanding.
THE recent observation of Prof. Tom Goldstein of Columbia University that the press must pursue the background of public figures is a tribute to the remarkable strides made by investigative journalism over the years, against heavy odds.
The gender game
Promises notwithstanding, the NDA Government at the Centre has done nothing to match its words for deeds -- the Bill to reserve seats for women in Parliament and the State Assemblies still hangs fire. Though the demand for a quota for the OBC
and Muslim women is said to be the main reason for the fix the Government is in, it does not seem so, considering the majority the Bill enjoys.
ONE RARELY hears a conversation between two truly sophisticated personalities on Indian television. On Tuesday, at 10-30 p.m. on DD Metro was one rare occasion. Seasoned journalist Ms Tavleen Singh spoke to the External Affairs Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh
, the man she credited with changing the face of India's foreign policy.
The oil predicament
THERE is a great deal of interest these days in the augmentation of oil exploration and production activities against the backdrop of high crude prices and the rising gap between indigenous supply and demand.