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India-US relations: Challenges and opportunities
India can succeed in developing a durable relationship with the US and with other major powers, only when it clearly defines its core national security interests and accelerates the process of economic reform and progress, so that engaging India beco mes an imperative for global powers. More

A code for bank service
Codifying customer service standards for banks in the reform era. More

Farm sector needs soil revolution
Unless drastic steps are taken to improve soil fertility, India will not be able to take the great leap in food production to reach the target of 300 million tonnes by 2010. More

Behind the China story
`China is a global player in trade and foreign investment. But its financial sector is weak so much so that for China to have credibility in the global market it needs to hold massive foreign currency reserves. This is a sign of weakness not strength .' More

Lessons from Mumbai 7/11
The Mumbai blasts expose the continuing weaknesses in the security management system, including the preventive capability of the intelligence agencies, the physical security architecture and competence in crisis management. In addressing these issues , B. RAMAN suggests reviving the post of Minister of State for Internal Security, giving the incumbent full powers to deal with the operational aspects. More

Horror in Mumbai
Despite bearing the brunt of the terrorist attack for the third time, Mumbai has earned fulsome praise from all quarters for once again demonstrating its determination, vitality and courage much as London did ... More


To optimise the outsourcing opportunity and to bite into a big pie of the global opportunity, Indian industry needs leverage in the form of Data Protection. More


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