Day: January 14, 2019

Why can’t Rajat Gupta accept he is guilty of insider trading? (Livemint)

Sandipan Deb Last week, a US federal appeals court declined to throw out the 2012 insider-trading conviction of Rajat Gupta, the former worldwide head of McKinsey & Co., the world’s most glamorous management consultancy firm. Gupta, the first non-American to head McKinsey, and once the most respected Indian in the global corporate world, had been...

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भारतीय विज्ञान कांग्रेस : तब और अब (प्रभात खबर)

रविभूषण, वरिष्ठ साहित्यकार दो ब्रिटिश रसायनज्ञ (केमिस्ट) प्रो जेएल सीमनसन और पीएस मैकमहन ने सबसे पहले भारत में ‘ब्रिटिश एसोसिएशन फॉर द एडवांसमेंट ऑफ साइंस’ (1831) की तरह भारत में वैज्ञानिक शोध-कार्य के लिए एक वार्षिक बैठक की आवश्यकता समझकर ‘इंडियन साइंस कांग्रेस एसोसिएशन’ का गठन किया, जिसका मुख्यालय कलकत्ता था. विज्ञान कांग्रेस संस्था के...

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Why the upper classes are imitating the weak (Livemint)

Manu Joseph If you are married to a Jain you may have heard the comment, “This egg is too eggy.” Or, “This fish is too fishy.” I am reminded of this every time people complain that our politicians are pampering “the vote bank”. That is like saying our electoral democracy is being too electoral and...

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Why the Reserve Bank of India needs de jure independence (Livemint)

Vivek Dehejia And so it has begun. I first sounded an early warning bell as early as 8 October 2018 in this space (Ill Winds Blow On Mint Road) and most recently wrote about it on 17 December 2018 (Watching A Tragedy Unfold), exactly a week after the resignation of Urjit Patel as governor of...

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The unending quest for employment (Livemint)

On the eve of the 2014 parliamentary elections, while the animating pulse of the nation was clearly a sentiment of outrage over big-ticket corruption, another significant undercurrent propelled what came to be called the “Modi wave”: the issue of jobs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode to power promising the creation of millions of jobs a...

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How to realize value from digital markets in 2019 (Livemint)

Vivan Sharan Digitalization has rapidly altered the contours of the Indian economy, especially in terms of improved consumer access to goods and services. Tens of millions of new participants have been added to digital markets through the expansion of telecom and internet services in 2018. In the midst of this feverish activity, confusion persists over...

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आखिर करते भी क्या (राष्ट्रीय सहारा)

प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में उच्चस्तरीय चयन समिति द्वारा आलोक वर्मा को सीबीआई निदेशक पद से हटाने के बाद आ रही प्रतिक्रियाएं अनपेक्षित नहीं हैं। तीन सदस्यों की समिति में कांग्रेस नेता मल्लिकार्जुन खड़गे इसके पक्ष में नहीं थे। उनका कहना था कि वर्मा को भी चयन समिति के सामने पक्ष रखने का मौका...

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Sharing, and not caring: on the SP, BSP tie up (The Hindu)

Sometimes, it is impossible to make new friends without making new enemies. In reaching an early agreement on seat-sharing in Uttar Pradesh for this year’s Lok Sabha election, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have thrown a serious challenge to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in a State that could well determine which...

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कृषि सुधार से हासिल करें दीर्घकालीन लक्ष्य (दैनिक ट्रिब्यून)

देविंदर शर्मा यह लगातार चौथा साल है जब आगरा जिले के एक किसान प्रदीप शर्मा को आलू की फसल में घाटा उठाना पड़ा है। इस साल उन्होंने 10 एकड़ रकबे में बिजाई की थी और जब मंडी में 19,000 किलो तैयार आलू की जो कीमत लगी, उसमें इस पूरी फसल पर महज 490 रुपये का...

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संकल्प शक्ति से जीवन को नये आयाम (दैनिक ट्रिब्यून)

विकेश कुमार बडोला वैसे तो मनुष्‍यों का जीवन अनेक प्रकार से विशिष्‍ट होता है परंतु सद‍्विचारों, सुंदर अनुभूतियों तथा जीवोत्‍थान के लिए सृजित कल्‍पनाओं के आधार पर चलायमान मनुष्‍य जीवन की महत्‍ता सर्वाधिक होती है। विशेषत: इस भौतिक जगत में हमारी असामान्‍य बौद्धिक कल्‍पनाएं विभिन्‍न कार्य योजनाओं, क्षेत्रों तथा कार्यक्रमों में अनेक प्रकार से योगदान...

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