IT HAS TAKEN almost six months for the Centre to constitute the National Commission on Farmers (NCF), in deference to the Prime Minister's Independence Day address last year. But the timing of the announcement is intriguing given that at this ...
Why import a new cadre?
Is there really any justification for creating an ombudsmen for redressing investor grievances, asks K. Srinivasan
An unacceptable `offer' argument
SEBI ought to regulate PSU disinvestment, says N. R. Moorthy
A Bill of no return
Mohan R. Lavi on the lacunae in the Chartered Accountants Bill
We need to put them in a fishbowl
ALMOST a week has passed by since the new ICAI council has taken charge of affairs in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. As usual, the members would be busy establishing their little empires, holding ...
Is selective protectionism `sugar' to FTAs?
THAT the Indo-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has caused some discomfort tothe domestic auto component manufacturers as they have to contend with zero duty Thai imports is widely known, with the former appealing to ...
Why cutting IIM fees makes no sense at all
The Government's slashing of fees at the IIMs at a time when it has been urging universities to raise their fees and become self-reliant makes little sense, especially as the move is in no way going to make such education more accessible to people in the true sense.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
A. Q. Khan's `confession' The long-term implication
The revelations on Pakistan's clandestine nuclear transfers are only the tip of the iceberg, and the US has to be persuaded that the policies of making the Pakistan military feel it is a strategic partner have only led to the emergence of the jeha di culture, says G. Parthasarathy, and hopes Islamabad will not see in the American forbearance a licence to resume the jehad across the Line of Control.
Models to watch before parting with money
THE Tower of Babel is what one would normally remember when amidst conclaves of accountants, because each one speaks a different voice, and they never agree. But Tower of Basel is where there is a lot of activity, ...
IIMs and autonomy
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