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The Magnificent Seven: Finance Ministers Who Shaped India’s Destiny

The Magnificent Seven: Finance Ministers Who Shaped India’s Destiny

Aug 12, 2021

The last few generations of Indians have lived in an era of sweeping changes driven by passionate proselytisers of the market’s hidden hand—our seven finance ministers since 1991

Agriculture The Silver Lining, Even As Farmers Continue To Protest

Agriculture The Silver Lining, Even As Farmers Continue To Protest

Jan 29, 2021

If the country undergoes a V-shaped growth trajectory, i.e. a fast recovery, as the finance minister and Reserve Bank of India expect, one will need to thank the country’s farmers.

Tractor As New Symbol Of Mass Protest: Iconic Images And Props Of Dissent

Tractor As New Symbol Of Mass Protest: Iconic Images And Props Of Dissent

Jan 29, 2021

The tractor became a representation of possible exploitation, depravity, frustration, and anger among the millions, who till the land to feed a nation

Farmers’ Protests And Budget 2021: Great Expectations From Modi Government

Farmers’ Protests And Budget 2021: Great Expectations From Modi Government

Jan 27, 2021

Farmers complain that the government's cash subsidies Rs 6,000 a year, is not enough to finance their purchases of farm inputs

Farmers’ Protests: What Can We Expect From Narendra Modi Government's Budget?

Farmers’ Protests: What Can We Expect From Narendra Modi Government's Budget?

Jan 14, 2021

The forthcoming Budget is expected to carry enhanced cash benefits, clarifications related to MSPs, new schemes to help the croppers, and changes in existing credit mechanisms

The New Wealth Creators

The New Wealth Creators

Dec 03, 2020

Brothers, spouses, and relatives worked together to grow new businesses in the past 25 years. As did the lone rangers, including former professionals and retirees

Swadeshi Movement Part 2

Swadeshi Movement Part 2

Oct 01, 2020

Make in India, or Make for India? The potential for both vitality and confusion mark Aatma Nirbhar Bharat—a salad bowl of many healthy ideas, some of them incompatible.

Lay-offs, Pay Cuts... How’s The Josh? Here’s The First Ever Post-Covid Office Mood Survey

Lay-offs, Pay Cuts... How’s The Josh? Here’s The First Ever Post-Covid Office Mood Survey

Jul 09, 2020

Working from home, or from office—how’s your workplace and your work adapting to the new Covid-churned ecosystem? Here is a special survey by Outlook-Toluna

Will Modi's Push For Self-Reliance Based On 'Make In India' Work?

Will Modi's Push For Self-Reliance Based On 'Make In India' Work?

Jun 12, 2020

Under the new 'Swadeshi' banner, there is no clarion call to buy only Indian brands, which are made by Indians. Instead, it is a mindset that drives the purchase of any brands, Indian and foreign, as long as they are made in India.

Why China, India Will Suffer The Worst Economic Disaster In Almost A 100 Years

Why China, India Will Suffer The Worst Economic Disaster In Almost A 100 Years

May 15, 2020

Everyone agrees that things will never be the same again. Will new trends lead to deglobalisation, more globalisation or reglobalisation?

COVIDED! Bear With The Buffering, 5G Technology Will Arrive Late

COVIDED! Bear With The Buffering, 5G Technology Will Arrive Late

May 08, 2020

Usage of the cutting edge 5G services will become mandatory when work-from-home becomes a rule than an exception in post-COVID times

Coronavirus Puts India On Highway To Hunger: Despite Bumper Harvest Why Food Riots Lurk

Coronavirus Puts India On Highway To Hunger: Despite Bumper Harvest Why Food Riots Lurk

Apr 03, 2020

In the aftermath of the coronavirus-forced lockdown, distribution networks are choked and states are clueless on how to move the food to where it is required

How Many Acres Of Print Does A Baron Need?

How Many Acres Of Print Does A Baron Need?

Feb 20, 2020

TRAI's call for curbs on media ownership and control and full disclosure of facts lie ignored since 2008

Budget 2020: Sitharaman's Immediate Policies To Revive Economy Come With Riders

Budget 2020: Sitharaman's Immediate Policies To Revive Economy Come With Riders

Feb 01, 2020

As she doled out benefits to individuals and companies with one hand, she took away most of it with another.

Meet The Bankers, Who Tanked – And How

Meet The Bankers, Who Tanked – And How

Dec 22, 2019

They were the bankers of the 21st century, the future of Indian banking. After being at the pinnacle of power for years, their downfall came with loud thuds – and within a few weeks and months. Finally, they were completely disgraced.

SC Ayodhya Verdict Based On Evidence, Social Practices And Issues Of Faith

SC Ayodhya Verdict Based On Evidence, Social Practices And Issues Of Faith

Nov 09, 2019

In its long order, the apex court said that the deity Ram Lalla is a juristic entity, which went beyond legal persons and human nature

Lord Ram In Courts: First Move Towards Legal Recourse

Lord Ram In Courts: First Move Towards Legal Recourse

Nov 08, 2019

On January 29, 1885, Mahanth Raghubar Das' suit in the Faizabad (Ayodhya) court was possibly the first legal attempt by a Hindu to establish ownership in the disputed land.

Origins Mired In Confusion And Mist Of History

Origins Mired In Confusion And Mist Of History

Nov 07, 2019

After the Supreme Court's verdict, Ayodhya will be clear of the legal, political and social mines that were deliberately buried in the property.

Why India Needs To Join RCEP – And Soon

Why India Needs To Join RCEP – And Soon

Nov 06, 2019

If India has to emerge as a global superpower, a $5 trillion economy, it has to take the leadership position to ink such partnerships in the near future.

Riches To Rags: How Billionaire Ranbaxy Brothers Malvinder And Shivinder Singh Landed In Jail

Riches To Rags: How Billionaire Ranbaxy Brothers Malvinder And Shivinder Singh Landed In Jail

Oct 17, 2019

The Ranbaxy brothers -- Malvinder and Shivinder Singh -- systematically and deliberately siphoned off huge sums, estimated at Rs 10,000 crore. Most of the money was used to buy real estate

Panic, Distress And Doom, That's The Story Of The Falling Stocks

Panic, Distress And Doom, That's The Story Of The Falling Stocks

Sep 05, 2019

Investors made huge losses after foreign institutions reportedly withdrew billions of dollars to leave Indian stocks limping and with little chance to fight back

Death By Debt: Indian Businesses Are Devastated, Tax Terror Adds To Woes

Death By Debt: Indian Businesses Are Devastated, Tax Terror Adds To Woes

Aug 21, 2019

Debt looms as a terrifying spectre. Zombie companies or corporate underachievers have doubled and even the biggest of business empires like Reliance Industries are worried and hassled

Market Conundrum: No Big Bang Proposals For Investors In Union Budget 2019

Market Conundrum: No Big Bang Proposals For Investors In Union Budget 2019

Jul 05, 2019

India Budget 2019: It seems that the stock markets are confused about the implications of the various proposals, which may work at cross-purposes.

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