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Trust in reform
Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Labour law reform must go hand-in-hand with reforms that build workers' trust in management

Self-destructive suicide myths
S Ganesan

Farmers' suicides are a small part of a larger tragedy that afflicts Indian society as a whole, especially urban India

Achieving social responsibility to a T
Sunil Mehta

The Indian corporate sector has 'time, talent and treasure' in abundance. Now, the new Companies Act can provide the resolve

Enter the MOOCs
Ajit Balakrishnan

The excitement is around the educational industry, and the trigger for the excitement is the MOOC: an acronym for Massively Open Online Course

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Waiting for recovery

Early corporate results suggest demand is still weak

After 2015

Start thinking of new development indicators

Ethan Bilby

Chop shop suey
Ethan Bilby

China throws weight around on car parts costs

Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

UK's strong GDP has a soft centre

Antony Currie

Paperclip tiger
Antony Currie

Memo to Wall Street: More Ace Greenberg please

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Bugged by bugs

Congress President Sonia Gandhi's iftaar party was held just hours after listening devices were apparently found at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ...

Look who's talking now

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a different man from the taciturn, silent figure during his 10-year tenure in office. At the iftaar ...

Angst over PPP

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram appeared to be so miffed by the various complaints and issues that private sector executives raised at a recent ...

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Letters: Water-sharing pangs

Apropos the editorial "Face up to China" (July 28), the Tibetan plateau is an important watershed of Asia and source of many major rivers. The ...

Letters: Micro changes are welcome

This refers to the report "Labour reforms: Govt to ease rules on apprentices, women" (July 27). The incremental changes that the government is ...

Letters: Borlaug's contribution

This refers to Devangshu Datta's column "The US biologist who changed India" (Quantum Leap, July 25). Professor Norman Borlaug's contribution ...

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Saving PPP projects
Jyoti Mukul

Flexibility in terms and conditions could preserve contract sanctity

Soumitra Dutta

India's competitive edge is less sharp: Soumitra Dutta

Interview with Dean, Johnson Cornell University

Somasekhar Sundaresan

Some existential questions for Indian tribunals
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Retired judges who join tribunals are at the mercy of civil servants in the administrative ministries for policy governing their day-to-day ...

Gift of property need not be handed over
M J Antony

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal


Why GAAR spooks corporate India

Trust deficit between taxpayers and tax administrators is the key factor that makes GAAR a non-starter


Need debate on the time required to be GAAR-ready: Rajiv Memani

Interview with CEO & country managing partner, EY India

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L&T: Weak execution in India hits sales growth

Stand-alone margins up 140 bps y-o-y to 10.5%; analysts expect recovery in sales growth

HUL's strong margin show may not sustain

Even as analysts believe volumes have bottomed, margins could correct as ad spends go up

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Sunita Narain

Sunita Narain: How smart is a smart city?
Sunita Narain

The government's proposal to build 100 "smart" cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country such as India

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In India, any major policy change can take at least seven to 10 years

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