Kanika Datta

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Why women are wary of reporting misconduct at workplace

Why women are wary of reporting misconduct at workplace

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

In a world in which men still dominate the institutional landscape, gender-neutrality is as much their responsibility as women's.

'People shoot their mouths off on Hinduism without bothering to understand it'

'People shoot their mouths off on Hinduism without bothering to understand it'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2016

'People on both sides of the Hindutva debate need to read and understand the texts first,' Bibek Debroy, translator of the unabridged Mahabharata, tells Kanika Datta as he gets started on a similar project for the Ramayana.

Will India ever lift the ban on 'sin' businesses?

Will India ever lift the ban on 'sin' businesses?

Rediff.com5 May 2016

The ban on liquor advertising is an example of policy hypocrisy at play.

'There is no verifiable report on alleged ill-effects of GM crops'

'There is no verifiable report on alleged ill-effects of GM crops'

Rediff.com2 May 2016

India is capable of developing GM crops, Randy Hautea, global coordinator for International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, tells Kanika Datta.

'Anti-nationalism' in the business world

'Anti-nationalism' in the business world

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

Global investment is agnostic when it comes to nationalism, says Kanika Datta.

'What was wrong was the bland version of Indian history'

'What was wrong was the bland version of Indian history'

Rediff.com3 Mar 2016

'Even apart from the Bengal famine, there was a great deal more bloodshed and deceit than I was prepared for.' 'Almost every one of the acquisitions was won by extreme extortionate methods and what came out was that these relatively honest officers found themselves doing very dishonest things.'

Few scandalous biz tycoons who made it big, ran it and got screwed

Few scandalous biz tycoons who made it big, ran it and got screwed

Rediff.com17 Dec 2015

Indian business, on quite a different trajectory from its global counterpart, remains relatively insulated from any kind of backlash.

Good opportunity to make India a tourist hotspot

Good opportunity to make India a tourist hotspot

Rediff.com3 Dec 2015

The rise in India's relative attractions lie in the precipitous decline in safety of the more popular destinations, notes Kanika Datta.

'No big Indian IT company is headed by a woman'

'No big Indian IT company is headed by a woman'

Rediff.com20 Nov 2015

Physical security for women, the first step towards getting them into factories and offices, is all but absent in most Indian cities, notes Kanika Datta.

If Air India ceases to exist, who will be the biggest gainer?

If Air India ceases to exist, who will be the biggest gainer?

Rediff.com20 Nov 2015

Air India must tighten costs to comes out of the red or it wil perish in no time, says experts.

What is India waiting for? Perhaps big bang M&As

What is India waiting for? Perhaps big bang M&As

Rediff.com8 Oct 2015

The contraction in M&A activity in India contrasts sharply with the upbeat global picture, much of it led by a reviving US economy.

Technology, Mr Modi, is the god with clay feet

Technology, Mr Modi, is the god with clay feet

Rediff.com8 Oct 2015

Technology can certainly gain India membership in the comity of modern nations in the 21st century.

Modi's minimum government, maximum governance will work, here's how

Modi's minimum government, maximum governance will work, here's how

Rediff.com24 Sep 2015

Modi's minimum government, maximum governance will go a long way?

What keeps Indian companies from doing good?

What keeps Indian companies from doing good?

Rediff.com29 Jul 2015

Constantly evolving rules and anomalies over tax treatment have constrained corporate programmes in the first year that the government's CSR mandate has been in force.

Few mistakes Modi must avoid while framing pro-business policies

Few mistakes Modi must avoid while framing pro-business policies

Rediff.com16 Jul 2015

The prime minister had openly said the retail sector should be open to competition, domestic and foreign.

Male or female boss: Does it make a difference?

Male or female boss: Does it make a difference?

Rediff.com21 May 2015

Asking employees whether they would prefer to work under a man or woman amounts to asking them to discriminate, positively or negatively, on the basis of gender.

Is Indian Railways for the people?

Is Indian Railways for the people?

Rediff.com26 Feb 2015

The lawmakers seem as uninterested as those who use the railways.

Mamata's superficial ideas fail to revive Bengal

Mamata's superficial ideas fail to revive Bengal

Rediff.com16 Jan 2015

Ms Banerjee's triumphal declaration of having attracted investments worth Rs 2.43 lakh crore at the summit, are numbers that no one but she and the enigmatic state finance minister Amit Mitra believe, points out Kanika Datta.

Make in India, Swachch Bharat are fine; India now needs reforms

Make in India, Swachch Bharat are fine; India now needs reforms

Rediff.com18 Dec 2014

Economists expect Modi to announce big-bang reforms.

For Bahl, it's 18 all over again

For Bahl, it's 18 all over again

Rediff.com18 Dec 2014

Network18 founder Raghav Bahl is all set to launch his new venture.

Few steps that can boost India's trade with the world

Few steps that can boost India's trade with the world

Rediff.com4 Dec 2014

The India government needs to work on policies that can enhance global trade.

How swachh is Narendra Modi's business 'abhiyan'?

How swachh is Narendra Modi's business 'abhiyan'?

Rediff.com20 Nov 2014

Indian business has many legitimate grievances against the political class for not delivering an optimal business environment.

India Inc must speak up for gender equality and gay rights

India Inc must speak up for gender equality and gay rights

Rediff.com6 Nov 2014

Many corporations extended benefits to same-sex couples well before the law was overturned.

Khattar's views can't be dismissed as those of an ageing crank

Khattar's views can't be dismissed as those of an ageing crank

Rediff.com23 Oct 2014

Delivering good governance is one thing and influencing culture is quite another, and this is where apprehensions about Manohar Lal Khattar arise, says Kanika Datta

Counrties must ensure global competencies for growth

Counrties must ensure global competencies for growth

Rediff.com14 Aug 2014

The means to do so via an expanded Aadhaar system is easily at hand, too.

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