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An unexplored side of rural enterprise

What is rural enterprise? Ask this qu­estion and 9 out of 10 will answer agriculture, horticulture or animal husbandry and dairy. The 10th might answer handicrafts and cottage industry

Sanskrit: a victim of academic schizophrenia

J Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb and professor of ph­ysics at Berkeley chanted verses from the Bhagavad Gita (XI,12) following the first detonation of the atom bomb

Celebrities, brands and social media

Should celebrities lend their names to products, brands and services they do not use? Should they allow their eminence and aura to be attached to companies simply in exchange of

A bleak future for Indian democracy

Several major weakne­sses have undermined governance in our legislative bodies in the last se­ven decades. The fathers of the Indian constitution inte­nded that these bodies would meet regularly

The scourge within the system

Bureaucracies are generally complete and self-sufficient ecosyste­ms almost like a sovereign entity within a sovereign nation. One half of the government works to create work for the other

Taiwan a crisis spot for East Asia

Of late there is a lot of talk about China’s expansive moves in the South China Sea. Washington Canberra Tokyo and more so a

Rain management for livelihood security

The monsoon and the market are two of the major determinants of a farmer’s economic wellbeing. According to available reports the southwest monsoon this year is likely to

Where are the missing children?

History has ample evidence to show that nations have grown because they invested in education and because they va­lued equity. Reducing ineq­uality can enhance and stre­ngthen the resilience of

India should start cleaning up. Now!

Carving out the isthm­us from Colombia created Panama. The vision was of a grand canal connecting the Pacific with the Atlantic and linking the North America with the South

Banks, public servants and corruption

Economic growth in all countries is fuelled by a strong and vibrant banking system. If credit flows are impeded or quality of assets to which money is lent is

  • The solution to tackling recurrent droughts is in managing consumption of water, not its overuse

    A staggering 33 crore people or more than a quarter of the country’s population are in the grip of drought and consequently, face drinking water sho

  • There were no Hershey’s Kisses during the second world war, only Ration D Bars and Tropical Chocolate bars.


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