A win-win in sustainable development…

In this article, The Economist strongly argues for involvement of local communities in preservation and sustainable development of forests in which they dwell. Further on, it states that poor people who rely on nature’s gifts for their livelyhood, should be helped to help themselves. The Forest Rights Bill that the Indian government is considering at this point, if enacted, would mark a […]

The Elephant Paradigm

What lies ahead…. “The biggest danger of today’s rampant economic optimism is that it could breed complacency about the need for reforms. That would be a sure recipe for a future slowdown.” ..and how not to get there….. in a nutshell.   To boost sustainable growth, India needs to clear the path ahead rather than […]

Pension Pains Interest Gains

“What would you choose to be if not yourself? Anyone, any object, anything at all..” Thus reads one interesting question HRD often asks prospective employees. If I was at the receiving end of one such, I’d say I want to be the Fin Min’s mind. The move to get rid of pensions in stages is […]

13 years and six months……still counting.

Sorry to interrupt the travelogue but this post cannot wait. The right honourable P. D. Kode pronounced the court’s verdict on 4 of the 123 accused who faced trial in the 1993 Mumbai Serial blasts case. 257 Dead 700 Injured 13 years and 6 months of trial 123 Accused 4 Convicted so far 4 Acquitted […]

Parallels and Laterals

Since Manmohanomics became the flavour of the India’s neo-economy, we have seen the rapid opening up of our markets. I remember hearing of how Coca~cola used to cost 50 paise a bottle at the time my parents were enjoying their college lives. Then Krumpled Kurta (who I believe has now patented this style of clothing) […]

Caste Aside

Before we even have a chance to recover from the proposed re-Mandalization of our educational institutions, the caste brigade delivers yet another blow. Reservations in the private sector! Caste politics can take a back seat in this new drama. There is much more to this latest call for dividing the masses than meets the eye. […]