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  • Kanika Datta: Schooled for underperformance

    10-08-2016 21:48:00

    Keeping this large number of kids in school is the first challenge, they aver. Sure, but delivering a low quality of education will eventually create a social blowback

  • The Raj deglamourised

    06-08-2016 00:08:00

    Ferdinand Mount's Tears of the Rajas and Jon Wilson's India Conquered emphasise the egregious aspects of British rule

  • Kanika Datta: Gender neutrality is a man-size job

    27-07-2016 21:48:00

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

  • Kanika Datta: Swachh Bharat's misdirected PR exercise

    13-07-2016 21:48:00

    Swachh Bharat can make this government electable if it is able to achieve a noticeable reduction in open defecation

  • Kanika Datta: Bureaucracy on the 360-degree treadmill

    29-06-2016 21:48:00

    The temptation to introduce corporate best practices to streamline government functioning and maximise efficiency has afflicted politicians and administrators before

  • Kanika Datta: The fudge culture

    15-06-2016 21:48:00

    Like corporate vision & mission statements, Code of Conduct is standard stuff, couched in the sort of corporate-speak that makes your eyes glaze over

  • Kanika Datta: Public sector's sustainable 'advantage'

    01-06-2016 21:46:00

    The roots of the Indian public sector's structural deficiencies are deeply embedded within the political economy

  • Kanika Datta: CSR beyond the sanitary truths

    19-05-2016 01:00:00

    Titled "CSR in WASH: What are India's Top Companies Up To?" its broad findings seem to indicate that CSR tends to be constrained by demands of shareholder value, and, therefore, afflicted by tokenism

  • Kanika Datta: Coming to terms with 'sin' businesses

    04-05-2016 21:48:00

    As India crawls up the ladder of prosperity & maturity, it is worth wondering whether any govt will be brave enough to lift the proscriptions on these traditional 'sin' businesses

  • Kanika Datta: What if the Nano project had stayed in Bengal?

    27-04-2016 21:46:00

    The impact on revenues and jobs may have been limited but the existence of a large, functioning factory complex from a reputed corporate group would have sent a powerful signal that the state was open

  • Kanika Datta: Sense and sensitivity

    20-04-2016 21:48:00

    In today's febrile political atmosphere, the gap between sense and sensitivities is growing wider

  • Kanika Datta: 'Anti-nationalism' in the business world

    06-04-2016 21:48:00

    Now that the issue is convulsing the headlines on almost a daily basis, this is a good time to do an 'anti-national' check of Indian business

  • Kanika Datta: India's 'bad name'

    23-03-2016 21:48:00

    The corporate-political complex is often accepted as the price emerging economies pay for faster growth, especially in areas where public policy intersects with private capital

  • Kanika Datta: In light of DIPAM

    09-03-2016 21:48:00

    The DIPAM-NITI Aayog combo makes it the third iteration of the institutional set-up to oversee the sale of govt stake in PSUs; the management advisory role invested in DIPAM is the new element

  • Kanika Datta: Mendicancy as a policy option

    24-02-2016 21:49:00

    Much of the initiative lies with the states and this is where the prime minister may want to focus to foster the kind of change that will make India a magnet for investments

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