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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

Kanika Datta: Modi's honeymoon gets shorter

Most governments, including the United Front of the mid-1990s, enjoy a one-year honeymoon of goodwill from the intelligentsia and the chatterati before the sheer ungovernability of India causes disenchantment and the urge for change. In that sense, ...

Kanika Datta: Hares and tortoises

Elia from Haotian IndustrialGroupCo Ltd, Dalian, China, offers Business Standard an awesome variety of "used cooking oil". He or she writes that the company can supply "used Soybean oil Sunflower oil and so on with good quality and pretty ...

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