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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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The status quo option

RBI should maintain its inflation-fighting credibility

Asia's hunger for change

A tired Indonesia votes for an outsider

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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Gujarat 'culture' in Delhi

Nitin Gadkari has gone blue in the face denying the rumour that listening devices were found in his house. But Gujarat Congress leaders at least ...

Talking up growth

Agricultural growth is a worry this year owing to the sub-normal monsoon but Prime Minister Narendra Modi amusingly drew some hope for it from ...

The spirit of Air India One

Plentiful liquor is served to all those who accompany the Prime Minister of India on his designated aircraft Air India One when flying abroad. ...

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Letters: Trust deficit

This refers to Shubhashis Gangopadhyay's article "Trust in reform" (July 29). Those at the top should remember that there is a perceivable ...

Letters: Dress codes and the state

Apropos Sunanda K Datta-Ray column "Closed user group" (Where Money Talks, July 26), we are living in a democratic country where everyone has ...

Letters: BJP's bug-gate?

The more the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership denies the alleged bugging of Union minister Nitin Gadkari's house, the murkier the ...

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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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