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Does size really matter?

Friday, 03 Aug 2018 | Megha Jain/Virendra Nath | in Oped

To be fair, GDP growth statistics alone cannot be a useful tool to determine the overall growth of the country. Per capita income and the pace of growth are equally important, writes Megha Jain andVirendra Nath Recently, India climbed a place as an economic power, replacing France in the process....

Leading by example

Friday, 03 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Jharkhand has made slow but steady progress in alleviating poverty by inviting women and village groups to contribute to the development model There are still many States in the country that are behind the average rate of growth and whose GDP is significantly below the projected target. Jharkhand figures prominently in...

Staring at a future without water

Friday, 03 Aug 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Isn’t it bizarre that in the same country where cities are inundated during the monsoon, there is a danger of massive water scarcity? For at least 20 years now, every year since 1997, this writer has been witnessing one compelling visual during the monsoon — a near-drowned bus or a car...

BRICS bonds to trump US

Thursday, 02 Aug 2018 | Manish Chand | in Oped

The hand impressions of the leaders were strikingly different but the impression of solidarity was lasting amid capricious unilateralism epitomised in President Donald Trump’s repeated assaults on the liberal trading order On a crisp sunny winter day in the land of Madiba and Mahatma, leaders of BRICS countries clasped their hands...

Entrepreneurship is the way

Thursday, 02 Aug 2018 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Peoples’ aspiration for easy money without much effort contaminates socio-cultural life. One must leverage this idle energy to make oneself strong and self-reliant Post-independent India has done little to prevent the spread of idle energy. Distribution of 35 kg rice at rupees two per kg to each family living Below the...

When garbage turns deadly

Thursday, 02 Aug 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

India is almost at the nadir of a solid-waste crisis. Government must purge itself of apathy and formulate an alternative waste-segregation policy India generates a staggering 62 million tonne of garbage every year. This amount of waste, considering a population of 429 million, is probably understandable. However, what is incomprehensible is...

Mutual funds: Invest with caution

Wednesday, 01 Aug 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Though mutual funds offer value-for-money to investors, there are a few risks associated with investing. Checking analyses and credit rankings with multiple sources is a requirement of intelligent investment The growth of mutual funds as a worthy alternative to direct equity investment over the years has been humongous with the number...

Where will it all end?

Wednesday, 01 Aug 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Vagaries of climate change are such that it’s going to get worse before it gets better. When dealing with the future, you can only deal in probabilities; and even those are very dodgy This is Armageddon Summer in the northern hemisphere: Out-of-control wildfires all around the Arctic Circle (not to mention...

Bridge the gap and conquer the market

Wednesday, 01 Aug 2018 | Meenal Sharma Jagtap | in Oped

Fin-tech firms can collaborate with banks to strengthen their resolve to deliver services to MSMEs based on areas of expertise Micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) form the backbone of all emerging economies. In India, the estimated number of MSMEs, as per the 73rd round of National Sample Survey Office...

Finding scapegoats

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Oped

Sport is no different from other fields when it comes to victimising easy targets for indulging in ‘dirty politics’. Scapegoating on the basis of race, faith or ethnicity is usually a sudden explosion of biases present in society A prominent midfielder of the German football team, Mesut Özil, recently announced that...


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