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Rescuing the Ganga and the country

If the Ganga manages a rebirth, so will the country, observes Subir Roy The strategy to clean up the Ganga is disarmingly simple and can be expressed in two sentences. One: don’t kill the......

A revamp of the Medical Council of India would be a welcome move

A recent report by the parliamentary standing committee on health and family planning pulled no punches on the abysmal state and poor functioning of the Medical Council of India. The shameful state......

Editors I have known

'There are different ways in which some are lucky through their lives. My great boon has been serendipity,' says Subir Roy.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I was overjoyed when I cast my first......

Protecting privacy in democracies

It is important to track what is happening in the rest of the world to be able to develop in India the best possible protection for citizens' fundamental right to privacy -- becoming for a country......

A House of Horrors in the City of Joy

When the Kolkata police began investigating an apparent case of suicide of a 77-year-old man in a posh central Kolkata home on June 10, they were not prepared for what they found. They......

What ails our cities?

There is a common set of root causes for the poor quality of urban life, says Subir Roy An urban crisis is upon us -- Delhi’s air pollution, Chennai’s floods, Bengaluru’s garbage.......

Delhi govt's insane idea to curb pollution

At Rs 140 crore per km, an elevated corridor will cost about the same as Delhi Metro’s Rs 160 crore, says Subir Roy. Delhi’s one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party government can be credited with......

Tough times for Indian IT sector, hiring slows down

While recruitment is falling, the capabilities needed to land an IT job are stiffening, notes Subir Roy. The Indian software industry is again at an inflection point; and, going by its history, it......

Forget Make in India, try design thinking

The aim for the foremost Indian companies should be to create value, notes Subir Roy How do India’s current concerns measure up to the concept ‘design thinking’, much in vogue in......

Say goodbye to the national health policy

Private health insurance in India today is riddled with inefficiency and corruption, notes Subir Roy The draft national health policy, issued by the Union ministry of health and family welfare late......

My father, Satyajit Ray

One of India's top filmmakers Satyajit Raj would have been 95 on May 2.  We celebrate him by re-publishing a special series of articles through the week. On May 12, Satyajit Ray's first film,......

Dalmiya set to be re-elected CAB president unopposed

BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to be elected unopposed in a straightforward affair at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 82nd Annual General Meeting in Kolkata, on Tuesday.Dalmiya, who......

Delhi beat Chhattisgarh 6-5, enter quarters

Delhi had to sweat it out to get the better of a resilient Chhattisgarh 6-5 (2-2) in the penalty shootout to advance into the quarter-final league of the64th National Football Championship for......
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Look back to look forward

If most are agreed that the reforms have saved the country, then it is important to get a measure of precisely how well they have done and devise a... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-look-back-to-look-forward-116072601545_1.html
Remembering a lived past

Cities with the memory of a lived past take things that come their way in their own way ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-remembering-a-lived-past-116072201406_1.html
We decode Amitabh Bachchan's onscreen romances

He didn't have Dharmendra's stud-like appeal. He didn't have the Greek God perfection of Vinod Khanna either. He didn't even have Rajesh Khanna's... ...

http://www.filmfare.com/features/we-decode-amitabh-bachchans-onscreen-romances-14493.html
Smart city or smart alec?

India's cities are bursting at the seams because poor people are migrating to them in search of work and finding a place to live only in slums, old... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-smart-city-or-smart-alec-116071201298_1.html
There is a Shangri-La

"It's pouring here in Bengaluru," our friend said on the phone, even as we sweltered in Kolkata's humid heat waiting for rains that just passed us by ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-there-is-a-shangri-la-116070801253_1.html

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