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Kashmir’s Dogged Troubles

Kashmir’s Dogged Troubles

The challenges of managing civic equilibrium can be far more daunting than one imagines. While we focus on larger expenditure issues, there are cases where economically backward regions have to reckon…

Power Balance

Power Balance

India’s Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde presented an optimistic picture of the opportunities in India’s power sector at the 8th India Investment Forum  in New York in the last week…

Till Debt Do Us Part

Till Debt Do Us Part

India’s external debt stands at $305 bn. It’s worth going a little deeper into how this is split up and the interesting role that non resident Indians play here. Of…

Another Higher Education Riddle

Another Higher Education Riddle

The Delhi High Court, in September, fined the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong  Rs 1 lakh for leaving 22 seats vacant in its Post Graduate programme in the current…

Tracking Government Subsidies

Tracking Government Subsidies

Here’s a look at the Government’s subsidy outflow during 2006-07 and 2009-10. Look at the chart for the percentages and the breakup in the ‘Others’ section. It will give you…

Ministry Of Fudge

Ministry Of Fudge

Several cabinet ministers have `declared’ their assets recently on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s website. The figures are astounding for their inaccuracy and lack of connect with reality. Particularly when…

India’s Hottest Stock?

India’s Hottest Stock?

The Reserve Bank of India, India’s Central Bank, turned in an income of Rs 37,070 crore ($8.2 billion) last year and passed on Rs 15,009 crore ($3.5 billion) to the…

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