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- 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.
- Doing Business Improves In Most Countries
There is nothing like getting entrepreneurs to kick off work.
- The Demise of the Dollar?
Were the US Dollar to lose its status as the 'world's reserve currency',it would be the largest financial shift since World War II.
- Roads in Delhi are Not for Driving
A car-tree collision is a remote possibility if car owners in Delhi can learn to drive and not ‘zip’ on the road.
- Two Years of the International Financial Reporting Standard
There is a reason why I am talking about this anniversary and this is because this standard is going to impact every person on the
- China, Are You With Us?
It is time somebody told the Chinese to back off from fooling around with us
- Book Review: Longitudes and Attitudes - Thomas Friedman
You can see his feelings develop and change over the 3-4 years, before and after the 9/11 event.
- India Economic News Weekly Report, August 17-23, 2007
Some daughters have been in the news recently for having taken over the family business in India.
- India Economic News Weekly Report, August 10-16, 2007
Questions were raised about what this means for the strength of the Indian economy.
- Tainted Chinese Toy Exporter Commits Suicide
The blame lies at many doorsteps
- India Economic News Weekly Report, August 3-9, 2007
The biggest economic news of the week by far, at least globally, is the virtual collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market in the U.S.
- Reliance Industries to Invest $10 Billion in Egypt
Now this is a news item which you would not usually catch.
- Dealing With Global Inequality As A Fact of Life
There is absolutely no reason why everybody has to be equal, there is no physical, mental, sociological, economic or financial reason to be so.
- Nokia to Outsource Chip Development To Third Parties
It is indeed curious, how fast life is changing and our industrial landscape is getting modified.
- Bad Products Made in China - Can the Dragon Drag On?
Toy maker, Fisher-Price is recalling close to a million plastic preschool toys, due to excessive amounts of lead in the paint of these Chinese-made toys.
- Food Shortages: Will They Return?
Are we bringing back the specter of famine and food shortages ?
- Uncertainty in Free Markets
Limited knowledge of and uncertainty in economic actions and ramifications is one of the greatest strengths of the free market.
- Dreaming with BRICs - the Myth of Free Trade and Free Markets
The Goldman Sachs recipe for growth and development is a clichéd prescription for disaster for emerging economies.
- Disease: The Old Scourges Return
Today’s children have never experienced the small pox vaccinator and of course small pox is eradicated.
- Ratan Tata Advises Govt to Stop Delays
A number of large projects are stuck in some area of government
- Does a Supermarket Have to be Super Sized?
With the retail sector in India abuzz with activity thanks to big brands from the west, would the humble grocery market see a change in
- Book Review: Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management by Anand Sanwal
Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management by Anand Sanwal, is a useful book on resource allocation to drive corporate strategy.
- Indian Progress - Huffing and Puffing Along
India’s tryst with technology has been lopsided
- Cancer Patients: Dying a Thousand Deaths
Cancer is one of the top three causes of death in India, but not much is being done.
- Fat And Mean - IBM's Layoff Plans and the New Downsizing
The winnowing measures of Plan Lean by IBM are a part of a larger problem confronting Corporate America.
- Why Do We Have So Many Jobs in Bangalore?
Software-services companies and MNC offshore units inherently introduce inefficiencies that are supposedly alleviated by increasing the headcount.
- Modern Indian Business - Without a Soul?
Is doing business globally and in an increasingly competitive economy destroying our souls?
- The Fundamentals of Stocks
Stocks have the ability to give the best returns but the time and effort required is high too.
- FY2008 H-1B Visa Cap Reached On Day 1
Despite mobility of capital and information, labour and people are still subject to borders and policies and little men in suits.
- Book Review: Three Billion New Capitalists
A review of the book that describes significant challenges to America given what is happening in Asia and rest of the world.
- Subcontinental Cricket: Less Fan, More Fanatic
The extreme reactions cricket produces in the subcontinent is indicative of deep rooted problems in the fans' overall psyche