All stories by Kanika Datta
Why women are wary of reporting misconduct at workplaceRediff.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'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?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'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 worldRediff.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'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 screwedRediff.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 hotspotRediff.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'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?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&AsRediff.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 feetRediff.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 howRediff.com24 Sep 2015
Modi's minimum government, maximum governance will go a long way?
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 policiesRediff.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?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?Rediff.com26 Feb 2015
The lawmakers seem as uninterested as those who use the railways.
Mamata's superficial ideas fail to revive BengalRediff.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 reformsRediff.com18 Dec 2014
Economists expect Modi to announce big-bang reforms.
For Bahl, it's 18 all over againRediff.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 worldRediff.com4 Dec 2014
The India government needs to work on policies that can enhance global trade.
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 rightsRediff.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 crankRediff.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 growthRediff.com14 Aug 2014
The means to do so via an expanded Aadhaar system is easily at hand, too.