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The end of Detroit
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Enterprise
'Stop thinking of Indian business in terms of communities'

'Stop thinking of Indian business in terms of communities'

Praveen Dass | June 1, 2013
Dwijendra Tripathi talks about the need to let go of faulty notions of Indian business.
EVALUATE AND ELIMINATE
Children can't be guinea pigs for reforms

Children can't be guinea pigs for reforms

Praveen Dass | May 11, 2013
Krishna Kumar, professor of education at the University of Delhi and a former director of NCERT, is one of India's most noted educationists.
Gender Bender
Nirbhaya: It's important not to go backwards

Nirbhaya: It's important not to go backwards

Praveen Dass | April 27, 2013
Melanne Verveer was until recently US President Barack Obama's Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, the first-ever appointee to…
SPEWING FIRE
How the dragon got teeth

How the dragon got teeth

Praveen Dass | April 20, 2013
China's stupendous success in defence production owes a lot to big budgets and organisational reforms. While India can't match the first,…
Ambedkar Speaks
Ambedkar’s role is being belittled

Ambedkar’s role is being belittled

Praveen Dass | April 13, 2013
Narendra Jadhav, an economist and member of the Planning Commission, has just put together a comprehensive compendium of BR Ambedkar's speeches…
Indian agriculture
'I oppose giving cash instead of grains in the Food Security Bill'

'I oppose giving cash instead of grains in the Food Security Bill'

Praveen Dass | March 16, 2013
MS Swaminathan, one of the world's most acclaimed scientists and administrators, is widely credited with spearheading India's Green…
Field trip
A corner of a foreign field

A corner of a foreign field

Praveen Dass | March 16, 2013
Indian farmers are finding newer and cheaper pastures in countries like Georgia.
Cinema
Of hope and (past) glory

Of hope and (past) glory

Praveen Dass | February 23, 2013
This year's Oscar nominations spotlight both America's zeitgeist and Hollywood's love of self congratulation.
Full Throttle
Price route

Price route

Praveen Dass | February 23, 2013
Indian buyers today have a surprisingly vast range of SUVs to choose from.
EAST meets WEST
Tackling India

Tackling India

Praveen Dass | February 16, 2013
Huge interest makes biggies associated with America's two largest sports invest in India.
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