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Serious 'Side-effects' Of Jewellers' Strike

As the all-India strike of jewellers against the excise duty continues into its second month, it has severely affected the lives of the thousands of highly skilled workers who have been the backbone of the industry for generations

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How To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint And Why Leonardo DiCaprio Is An Ideal

It is upon us as individuals and as a civilization to decide and act accordingly about what kind of earth we want to leave behind for our children and grandchildren.

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How Much Water Is Enough?

As a thumb rule, as per WHO, 2 litres of water for a 60-kilo person is the required quantity. Most people I know don’t drink enough. But there are a few out there, who are putting their lives at risk by drinking too much

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Foreign Money, Indian benefit

It is an opportune moment for policymakers to change their mindset and relentlessly use foreign money for India’s benefit just as the reverse occurred during British colonial rule

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Down But Certainly Not Out

Globalisation gets a boost with Vietnam embracing the US-led trans Pacific trade pact and Obama’s ice-breaking visit to Havana

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The Future Perfect India

If new Delhi plays its cards well, the combination of hard and soft power will finally allow India to punch at its true geopolitical weight. If it does that, India could well emerge as a pivotal power between the declining west and the emerging east

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Jewellers' Strike | One Step Forward?

The constitution of an official sub-committee to study the issue of the 1% excise duty on jewellery will hopefully lead to a healthy and informed discussion on the unique structure of the industry, the nature of its product and the need for a sector-specific framework while implementing general taxe

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Needed: Reform 3.0

The Modi government is strong on ideas but weak on execution. Nothing demonstrates this more pointedly than tax

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Northwest India Experiences Oppressive Heat

The sudden turn of fortunes in weather can be attributed to the approach of a fresh western disturbance

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Is India Sliding Into A Banking Crisis?

India must remember that the 1997 Asian financial crisis was exacerbated by tight monetary policy, forced on by IMF conditionality

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