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Manage your Budget expectations
Akash Prakash

A 1991-style big-bang Budget is not realistically likely - but here's the minimum that most investors expect to see

Half-truth at the Oscars
Shyamal Majumdar

Arquette did well with her ‘gender tax’ comment, but could have done better by advising what women can do for themselves to improve their pay

Few Good Men
Bhupesh Bhandari

The moment discretionary powers are taken out of the hands of bureaucrats and processes become transparent, corruption just melts away

Vivek Wadhwa, voice for women in Silicon Valley, is foiled by his tone
Farhad Manjoo

Men who would like to become allies in the fight for women's equality in tech will find in this story a lesson on how to conduct themselves

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The right track

The difference with this Railway Budget

Less paper, please

The real way to have security in ministries

Peter Thal Larsen

Chinese burn
Peter Thal Larsen

Australia's property market joins closed-door club

Una Galani

Dumb and decent
Una Galani

Asian telco IPOs show investors still yield-hungry

Neil Unmack

This is not a bailout
Neil Unmack

Reforms helping Greece might hurt Syriza

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Theories galore

Has anyone noticed how some members of the Bharatiya Janata Party are falling over each other - at least publicly - to defend Rahul Gandhi's ...

Happy anniversary

A function hosted by L K Advani to celebrate 50 years of marriage to his wife Kamla saw many senior ministers in attendance. Besides Ananth ...

Open secret

Old habits die hard, but bureaucratic habits die harder. As the corporate espionage saga began to unfold, it emerged that one of the allegedly ...

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Letters: Judging the judiciary

This refers to M J Antony's column "The Cinderella of all Budgets" (Out of Court, February 25). If Budget provision as a percentage of the gross ...

Letters: A common platform ticket

It is common for all of us to visit the railway station. It is also mandatory for us to buy a platform ticket for Rs 5. The cost is not a ...

Letters: The subsidies ritual

Shreekant Sambrani's article "Telling good subsidies from bad" (February 24) vividly explains the adverse impact of subsidies on various ...

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Governance pain of public banks

Dual regulation by the finance ministry and RBI, political influence in lending and appointment of board members have taken a toll on governance ...

Budget 2015 would also need reforms in Customs

One of the risks is to get swayed by the idea that exemptions bring popularity

TDS on payment to foreign consultant

A weekly selection of key court orders


Bumps ahead for Financial Code future

With many sections of the financial market unhappy about certain provisions of the FSLRC report, changes are likely in the modified draft


Three approaches to budget-making

The law governing manufacturing is replete with obsolescence on multiple counts

Triangular litigation over power tariff

There has been a spate of litigation between electricity generation and distribution companies, regulatory commissions and industrial consumers ...

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Market expects auto volumes to recover in FY16

Passenger cars and commercial vehicles growth to outpace two-wheeler growth

Will the rally in Housing Finance Companies' stocks continue?

Smaller firms like Repco, Can Fin, Gruh could benefit more: Analysts

Have Your Say

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

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Andy Mukherjee

Andy Mukherjee: Mr Modi's credibility test
Andy Mukherjee

Investor enthusiasm for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies is starting to wane, and only big-ticket reforms in the Budget can give it a boost

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Anjuli Bhargava

The national carrier has a host of ownership and legacy problems. Unless there are some changes, competitors will keep whizzing past

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T N Ninan

Prabhu was the architect of the Electricity Act of 2003, which set the stage for reforms in the power sector. He could well end up transforming the railways