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Kanika Datta: For the people?

The Indian Railways website says: "India has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys in the world … .There's no better way to enjoy India's outback, cities, coastal towns and regional areas in comfort."Even the most charitable ...

Kanika Datta: One step back?

In the months immediately after the Lok Sabha elections, TV pundits, the chatterati and corporate India sagely portrayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s stunning victory as the triumph of its star Narendra Modi's "development" (that is: ...

Kanika Datta: The rural beti as businesswoman

Indian women can only progress as far as the social system permits them and plugging into global supply chains is a good way to start, as we saw with the ITeS boom

Kanika Datta: 'West Bengal still on decline'

The tamasha of the two-day Bengal Global Investment Summit in the ramshackle state capital on January recalled the title of Business Standard's edit page leader on Thursday, March 27, 1975, its maiden edition. "West Bengal still on decline," it ...

Kanika Datta: Reflections on a copper ashtray

A small memento of Indian business history sits on an occasional table in the drawing room. It is a shiny round metal ashtray, the product of copper mined from Ghatshila, once one of Asia's oldest copper mines, situated in what is now Jharkhand but ...

Kanika Datta: Raahgiri's 'people'

With India's articulate urban rich and middle class increasingly dominating the public discourse, long-term planning for serious problems like urban pollution and overcrowding is increasingly being subsumed by self-serving agendas

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