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- Graphic Novel Review: Level 10 Studios' Comic Jump
The artwork is sumptuous and visually rich, not quite manga, yet the action-sequences owe a lot to the typical shonen manga series.
- What Really Matters
A few of my Desi roommates, friends and I were arguing over the hypocrisy of Desis living abroad.
- A Debate Over Climate Change
Some future trajectories for the human race in terms of climate change
- Book Review: Friends with Benefits
A Social Media Marketing Handbook
- Bank Risks - Show Me The Money And Who Owns It
Bank risk taking varies positively with the comparative power of shareholders within the corporate governance structure of each bank.
- Can This Rat Race be Halted?
Let’s not get caught up in the same mindless rat race of smaller, better, faster, richer and smarter.
- Why China Needs Double Digit Growth, Part II
It is clear that neither can China afford to beggar the US nor can it ignore it.
- Tarbela Dam & Karkoram Highway Threatened in Pakistan
The question that should be boggling every Indian’s mind is how can India help?
- IT Outsourcing Can Actually Increase a Firm’s IT Spend
IT Outsourcing is not a panacea for reducing costs, it can do other things, but not reduce costs
- Free Countries and Lower Cost of Debt
The more the political rights, the more free the country, the lower are the costs of debt for firms.
- Making Universities Independent Makes Them More Productive
Let my universities go, paraphrasing old man Moses.
- Where the BRICs Stand Today
How China, India, Brazil and Russia fare today eight years after the Goldman Sachs' BRIC report - a subjective assessment
- Book Review: The Process of Software Architecting
Terminologies, Project Scenarios and Best Practices
- The Obsession with Cleanliness
Are we, in the developed world, moving towards a state of unnecessary cleanliness?
- Home is Home, Warts and All
Times have changed. Few of us suffer from the supposed 'Culture Shock' when we visit Europe or America.
- G20 Declares $1.1 Trillion Agreement - The End of The Washington Consensus
The age of regulatory capitalism may have dawned, with the IMF as a gatekeeper for the struggling world economy.
Did you know there is a Professional Association for Butchers which traces its history back more than 1000 years? I didnt...
- Frankenstein or Frankincense Crops?
What do you do for your country's food security? plant GM crops or go rent some farmland in another country? or both?
- Is China a Threat to Indian IT Outsourcing?
Can China really pull deals that are being outsourced to India? Where exactly does it stand in IT Outsourcing?
- Nations Turn to Barter To Secure Food
Bartering is being used but is a hideous economic mechanism, filled with hidden pitfalls and costs
- The Grand Bailout
For an obese nation, eating humble pie may be the right diet for a healthy, wealthy life ahead
- Risk Manager Role With Afghanistan International Bank
Why just an advertisement for a risk manager for an Afghan Bank is a small but good step?
- How Companies React To Major Crisis Events
Managing geo-political and religious adverse events? Lessons for firms from the Mohammad cartoon crisis
- Terrorism - What's Under The Surface?
Terrorism is only a symbol of the sort of world we live inUma Ranganathan
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- Citibank - The New State Bank of America
Welcome to Citibank, the new State Bank of America.
- Swiss Bank Accounts
Ensure the demise of the poor and the few remaining rich can have the earth to themselves
- Expansion of IIMs - Credibility At Stake
Expanding IIMs introduces risk of IIMs losing credibility - one thing that they have always banked upon in the world
- Wall Street - Cold, Flat, and Broke
Madam Defarge and the tumbrels were kept busy while heads rolled in the basket in a grisly fashion.
- The Fall of Capitalism
I am beginning to believe in a people's economy, aka black money.
- MTN Walks Out on Reliance Communications - Family Feud
Recent events might mean it is time for greater regulation of the fragmented conglomerate, if only to preserve Indian credibility in global markets.
- Infected by Inflation
Inflation is a rapidly spreading infection and potentially fatal among the particularly vulnerable.
- Stale Wine With Mouldy Cheese - The ‘French’ Experience
My brush with inept bureaucracy and rolls of red tape
- The World Congress of Information Technology 2008, Malaysia
Some thoughts on the discussions at the World Congress of Information TechnologyDr Bhaskar Dasgupta
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- Book Review: The Post-American World - Fareed Zakaria
Ordinary Americans aren’t normally accustomed to analyzing the world in the way Zakaria has laid out for them here.
- Book Review: The Global Food Economy by Tony Weis
Going beyond the platitudes of corporate PR, the author ‘examines the human and the ecological cost of what we eat.’
- Emerging Markets And The Decoupling Myth
According to the decoupling theory, economies of emerging markets and the U.S. can grow at the two different ends of the growth rate paths.
- Managing Discretionary Spending and Pensions
Manage your internal investments as you would your pensions.
- Foreign Investment Causes Child Labor?
Does foreign direct investment cause child labour?
- Recycling Ships
I love ships, I adore their shapes and I love their behaviour.
- Access To Credit Should Be Recognised As Human Right
Credit for everybody is not a panacea for all ills but trying to get there is not bad either
- Hip-Hop and Tamilians
The influence of Western hip-hop on contemporary Tamil culture is a double-edged sword, in my opinion.
- Why Do We Indians Ape The West?
In TV ads, if a woman is shown wearing a saree (along with a bindi), it is most probably for a detergent or toilet bowl
- The PayPal Challenge
Ok, admit it, you smiled and thought, Herr Professor Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta has gone around the bend.
- Reliance Fresh vs. Inefficiency - Smart vs. Stupid
if you can do suicide bombing for inner struggle objectives or secessionist objectives, why can you not do it for opposing Reliance Fresh?
- Mano a Nano - Coming Face to Face with a Nano
Why the critics of the Nano have it all wrong.
- Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Bharti Telecom has come up with a joint partnershp with this unethical retailing giant to open wholesale markets in India.
- Goa's Politics and Kalidasa
No tourist should be seen in Goa post December 28th.
- DVD Review: RX for Survival- A Global Health Challenge
I am hopeful about the world coming together at the face of a global challenge.
- Poetry: indolence
what is it about us? we come charging to mourn the dead of our own making.
- Why I Bought my Cell Phone from India!
The delight of using this phone is FAR more than the delight with which I had received our first tape recorder from the US.
- Technology and Child Labor
Introduce technology that makes using child labor an uneconomical proposition and over time it will wither away.
- Is It Time to Review Bilingualism in Canada
How many Canadians can speak their mother tongue, forget read and write?
- Next-Generation Networks - Where's the Vision?
If this is the future of one part of business, then what is the future of financial institutions, network providers,etc.?
- Bollywood beats Hollywood - Om Shanti Om, Saawariya vs. Lions for Lambs
One swallow does not make a summer.
- San Diego Fires, Chinese Smog and Desi Dung Patties
This was another contributor to global warming, and yes, an inconvenient truth.
- Improving the US Capital Markets
The current capital markets structure where different regulators look after different bits of financial sectors is no longer appropriate.
- Boycotts: Gandhiji’s Forgotten Weapon
it is easier to pick up stones and smash shop frontages than walk from village to village and educate people.
- India: Going Nowhere Fast
India is squandering its Twenty First Century economic opportunity with its mid-Twentieth Century mindset.
- The End of Dollar Hegemony
The United States retained its preeminent status as a world power by virtue of her being a creditor to the world.