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Tuesday, April 09, 2002
An economy taxed
FROM ROLL-BACK to feel-good and now roll-over, the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, has played all the cinematic roles in presenting five Budgets. Yet, no political party will nominate him for a lifetime achievement award. Today, every ... More
Damayanti and the Krisis
Dully, Damayanti sang the ditty. It was the end of another long day for her. After a dreary wait at the wet market, she had sold the 25 packets of rice and dried fish with a sliver of lime and two leaves of mint wrapped in a banana leaf. She had ... More
Of checks and balances
DURING the First World War, there was a well-known advertisement placed in the newspapers by the British Government which simply read "The Army Needs You", or possibly "The Country Needs You". Everyone knows that Britain is the role model for one ... More
Can Gujarat fund another rehabilitation?
The furies of Salman Rushdie
Bt cotton: Bane or boon?
ONCE again, New Delhi has demonstrated where its real concerns are inasmuch as agriculture is concerned with the 2-3 per cent corporate farming and not the 60 per cent plus marginal and subsistence farms. First, it was the case of ... More
Move to decentralise food procurement -- Third revolution on farm front?
THAT the NDA Government often suffers from a two-steps-forward-one-step-backward dysfunction for all its pro-reform credentials is, by now, awkwardly clear. Otherwise, it is difficult to explain how, against the express recommendations of the ... More
Protecting India's intellectual genius
IN DISCUSSING ways in which we can leverage the creativity of the public and private sectors in research and development by promoting indigenous technologies, we are guided by Dr R. A. Mashelkar's counsel to proceed in India from mind to market ... More
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