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How to enable disruption
Shailesh Ghorpade

What implications does technology-led disintermediation have for policymakers?

Retaking the Greek test
Ashoka Mody

Greek debt will eventually be written down. Doing so in driblets will only drag the process out while the Greeks hurt

Nehru, Indira and the Indo-US legacy
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Both Nehru and Indira Gandhi developed an antipathy to the US for personal reasons. US policy had very little to do with it

'Atmospherics of the US-India relationship'
Robert D Blackwill

I will confine my timeline on prospects for US-India ties to the next two years, before the inauguration of the next US President

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From mud to medicine

A major breakthrough in antibiotics

Trust the market

Will urea decontrol go far enough?

Neil Unmack

Living with Syriza
Neil Unmack


Greek debt looks fine despite Syriza poll dangers

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Swiss misses
Jeffrey Goldfarb


Putin, Piketty and Draghi hit Davos in spirit only

John Foley

Meme reversion
John Foley


China's 'new normal' masks old anxieties

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Political theatre

At a Congress press briefing, the party's campaign committee chief Ajay Maken said he had an answer for all those who alleged that the party was ...

An open door policy

Media reports on the voices of dissent within the Trinamool Congress (TMC) have not gone down well with the party leadership. At a recent party ...

A sense of history

The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library had "some time back" recorded the reminiscences of a retired civil servant as part of its oral history ...

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Letters: Looking to Russia

This refers to Ajai Shukla's column "Yokel at a country fair" (Broadsword, January 20). The author has argued for a substantive Indo-US ...

Letters: To alleviate poverty

This refers to A K Bhattacharya's column "Chasing the growth dream" (New Delhi Diary, January 21). As the author has indicated, for the economy ...

Letters: The 'subsidy' word

This refers to the report "No decision yet to deregulate urea prices: Ananth Kumar" (January 20). It is true that fertiliser subsidy has risen ...

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Does The Indian Contract Act need a re-look?

One of the oldest acts in Indian statute books, The Indian Contact Act, 1872, needs to recognise non-compete restrictions, bring more clarity in ...

When taxman comes calling on your bonus

If fringe benefit tax makes a comeback in the forthcoming Budget, there could be some tightening of tax evasion

How GST will benefit traders and manufacturers

Concept of manufacture will be replaced by value added which is numerically measureable and is not controversial

Supreme Court nixes short cut to justice

A weekly selection of key court orders

Land acquisition: Despite cut in time lag, spiralling project cost remains a concern

The Ordinance to amend the land acquisition law (Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and ...

Legal reforms: One step forward, but a long road ahead

The one great leap forward on judicial reforms so far has been the presidential assent to the 121st Constitution Amendment Bill on New Year's ...

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UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

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