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Lessons in ‘tehzeeb’ – from Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Lessons in ‘tehzeeb’ – from Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By Anil K. Rajvanshi, Eulogies have been written about the “tehzeeb” — a Urdu word translating into etiquette — politeness and political culture of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16. Apparently Vajpayee — during his ...

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Financial distress in India’s thermal power sector

Financial distress in India’s thermal power sector

By Tim Buckley & Kashish Shah, The thermal power sector accounts for $40-60 billion of potentially stranded assets that are continuing to trouble the Indian banking sector. Fifteen GW out of the stressed 40 GW has not yet been commissioned, ...

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Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history

Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history

By Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd), Independent India and I are both septuagenarians, but since I am a trifle older, I take the liberty of indulging in some reminiscences on the nation’s 71st birthday. My recollections are focused on Kashmir where ...

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The Age of Awakening

The Age of Awakening

By Amit Kapoor and Chirag Yadav, It took just over seven decades after the British left India, but recent growth trends make it clear that this year the latter will overtake its erstwhile coloniser to become the fifth-largest economy in ...

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Realty sector needs more reforms to realise full potential

Realty sector needs more reforms to realise full potential

By Vinod Behl, Landmark reforms like RERA and GST, as also demonetisation, have brought about much-needed transparency in transactions, helping the real estate sector to free itself of fraud, malpractices and other problems faced by consumers and investors. Yet, the ...

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