|August 29, 2006|
|Cola issue: The 4-point game plan|
We know this is the first step of a game plan: to divert attention from what needs to be done or to feed on our part-helplessness and part-cynicism, that everything is so bad, so why bother, says .
The importance of straight talking
People elements may seem easy to practice but they can only be learnt and honed in real-life situations.
|August 28, 2006|
|Cycles of globalisation|
From a macroeconomic perspective, the world is, in effect, back to a Bretton Woods type arrangement.
Maran's New Deal
Given how Maran's colleague has managed to get his way on SEZs despite the finance ministry's disapproval, Maran needs to score a similar win here.
Hefty road taxes take their toll
The present rate of tolls and other taxes on road transport are not justified. The government needs to review its policy.
|August 26, 2006|
|Why SEZs are getting controversial|
As the line of industrialists in search of acquiring vast tracts of land grows, so do the dissenters who call them 'Special Expenses Zones'- an easy opportunity, it's alleged, for favoured robber barons to profiteer through property development.
The birth of India's global giants
If there is one reason to take the numbers more seriously than those of 10 years ago, it is because today's promises are being made by serious companies with serious plans.
|August 24, 2006|
|Mr Narayana Murthy's next innings|
Mr Murthy's contribution goes much further and that is why he is likely to remain a role model for some of the most capable and aspiring Indians.
|August 23, 2006|
|The 5 secrets of making wealth|
There is a secret to creating wealth that is far more than saving more, spending less and investing well. All these are external actions and involve, well, actions.
|August 19, 2006|
|The fight over VAT on diapers|
Should diapers be exempted from VAT? Do they fall under "medical products"? European countries are divided over the issue. But it's just one of the innumerable issues relating to interpretation of items under VAT.
|August 14, 2006|
|Is the ban on Pepsi and Coke justified?|
Is it not time that we see the world differently than through glasses coloured by the East India Company, recognise that we are not just recipients of FDI but, increasingly, providers of FDI to the rest of the world also?
|August 09, 2006|
|Why RBI and FM's views clash|
P Chidambaram wants buoyant growth to continue whereas Y V Reddy has signalled higher interest rates so as to rein in incipient inflation. In itself, this is neither unexpected nor entirely negative.
Focus on more institutes, not quotas
To make access more broad-based, one simple but politically more difficult option is to increase the supply of institutions of higher education.
Top tips to be safe from phishing
A new generation of phishing sites is steadily wreaking havoc on businesses. Here are some tips to be safe from these assaults.
|August 08, 2006|
|Job-hopping? Watch out!|
It is about just four factors that are frequently overlooked but which can spell the difference between a sensible career move and a wasteful one.
|August 01, 2006|
|'There is still so much Infosys in me'|
'The lessons I learned went beyond the technical -- how one has to be engaged with the system before one attempted to reform it, how idealism needed to be channelled into action, how every small act had to be governed by a commitment to integrity.'