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Focus shifts to have-nots

The Indian budget is akin to a State of Union address in that the finance minister reports the health of the nation and prescribes fiscal doses to fix ailing sectors. How he raises and spends funds spells out the government’s… Continue Reading →

Implementing Laws

It is part of the function of entrepreneurs to operate in an environment of ambiguity. Customer tastes are fickle, low-cost competitors emerge, sales channels alter. This uncertainty is the nature of the game of commerce. But laws establish the rules… Continue Reading →

Tax on Corporates

Late on Friday night, the United States Senate with overwhelming support from Republicans passed a bill that would reduce corporate tax from the top bracket of 39 to 20 per cent. The domestic debate has ranged from whether this is… Continue Reading →

Consumer is King

See Kolkata during Durga Puja and you will witness a spectacle: massive crowds gush in and out of pandals to view the incredible creativity and craftsmanship of envisioning and presenting the goddess in ever more avantgarde themes. What is striking… Continue Reading →

Recipe for Kolkata

During the era of our forefathers, much that one earned was spent on food, and farming was the primary occupation. Developments in agriculture over time enabled feeding a seven-fold population living twice as long while employing a smaller share of… Continue Reading →

Connected World

WILL WE BENEFIT FROM A CONNECTED WORLD? John Maynard Keynes described the opportunities available for an inhabitant of London prior to 1914 with characteristic discernment: Escape was possible, for any man of capacity or character at all exceeding the average,… Continue Reading →

Skilled for the job

This week, the Government of India launched the Skill India campaign. Training youth to develop job-ready skills and inspiring citizens to entrepreneurship were identified as primary goals of the campaign. The emphasis is overdue: re-skilling ourselves regularly and developing job… Continue Reading →

Surging Stocks in a Sluggish Economy

The BSE Sensex has been surging, breaching all-time high levels several times over the last year and trebling since 2009. The rest of the economy – in terms of industrial production, employment and exports – do not yet reflect the… Continue Reading →

Energy Production – Ek Din in Bengali

India’s coal production deficit is an area of serious concern. Our production is inadequate to meet the rising demand of our growing nation, and we have few reliable alternative sources of energy. Hence it is vital that this challenge is… Continue Reading →

Into a Pool of Red

Of the provinces which had been subject to the house of Tamerlane, the wealthiest was Bengal – The Ganges, rushing through a hundred channels to the sea, has formed a vast plain of rich mould – the rice fields yield… Continue Reading →

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