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Fetters on IIMs
THE QUESTION WHETHER Indian Institutes of Management should be allowed to set up campuses abroad, has raised the combination of extreme reactions that anything of quality, catering to a small constituency inevitably draws in India. Emotional ... More

ECONOMY


The economic decline of Maharashtra
The economic decline of Maharashtra began in 1995-96 with the coming to power of coalition governments. The State's debt has now reached a staggering Rs 1.15-lakh crore and the debt servicing burden has risen sharply despite the lowering of interest rates in recent years. The worsening fiscal situation is a cause for concern, more so, because historically, Maharashtra was one of the better-managed States, says S. D. Naik. More

India's potential `demographic dividend'
India is and will remain for some time one of the youngest countries in the world. This "demographic dividend" is seen as offering a window of opportunity to accelerate the country's rate of growth. In this edition of Macroscan, C. P. Chand rasekhar and Jayati Ghosh assess this potential and discuss the prerequisites needed to realise it. More

Getting Bihar on the path to progress
WHERE there is no bread, there is no law; where there is no law, there is no bread. The idea that a society's moral well-being depends on its economic well-being and vice versa is well settled. Unravelling this chicken ... More

STEEL


Steel industry: To continue shining in 2006
Global steel demand is set to grow at a scorching pace, though certain factors could be a cause for heartburn in the sector. More

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