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PM's Pakistan initiative
THE more inscrutable a politician is the more successful he is liable to be in his dealings with his comrades and opponents, both within and outside his country. This axiom is more or less foolproof provided the inscrutability is informed by a ... More

EDITORIAL


TRAI not to tinker
THE TELECOM REGULATORY Authority of India's opposition to the alternative tariff plans submitted by cellular and WLL limited mobility players seems to defy time-tested economic principles. On the pretext of protecting consumer interest, TRAI has ... More

ECONOMY


A dual approach to growth
Reforms and free markets have, by and large, yielded fruit only in developed countries. In developing countries, such as India, both globalisation and swadeshi should be promoted in such a way that not only does each one grow by itself, but a lso stimulates the growth of the other, says P. V. Indiresan More

HEALTH


SARS and shattered myths
That the SARS infection has visited even the most modern cities shows the challenges ahead for urban planners. More

MANAGEMENT


The land of hidden strength
IF ONE looks up the Sunday sections of American newspapers, magazines or ezines, there is a whole slot reserved for inspirational writing. Started originally as religious writing, it comes in several forms, including personal essays, stories of ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES


Tamil Nadu's poor score
A QUICK and tentative analysis (as reported in the Press) of the list of 286 successful candidates for appointment to the Indian Administrative and other All-India and Central Services during 2003 once again brings to light the considerable ... More

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


CEOs should also feel the pain
IT IS a naval tradition that the captain is the last to abandon a sinking ship. The idea, of course, is that it is the captain's responsibility to see to the safety of all his crew first. But what would you say of the captain who quietly sets one ... More

CONSUMER ACTIVISM


Consumer Protection Act — Changes, the good and the unnecessary
RECENTLY the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was further amended andthe changes became effective March 15. Let us look at a few amendments and their relevance. The Act will no longer be available for commercial purpose. What does this ... More

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