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The Clash of Democracy and Capitalism

By | 2013-09-27T17:17:13+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Categories: Business, Economics, Government, Politics, UPA, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The domestic origins of India's economic problems lie in that clash. Over the last few months, India has been going through an experience, namely a clash between democracy and capitalism. Most wealthy democracies have had this experience at a certain stage of development, and one might even argue that the clash has not yet fully

Manmohan Singh?

By | 2013-09-20T19:00:22+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Categories: Business, Congress, Economics, Government, Political Parties, Politics, UPA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister in 1991 For a long time, Manmohan Singh was an asset to the Congress. He stood for the values of efficiency, being a technocrat, a financial expert and most obviously, not being a politician. There was some amount of wonder at the problem about how he was going to

Investment in India? Not really.

By | 2013-09-17T16:47:26+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Categories: Business, Congress, Economics, Government, Political Parties, UPA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One day an investor said this on a show when asked about investment in India: “How can it be considered safe to invest in a country that has trouble keeping the lights on from one end of the country to the other?” Little did anyone know that the comments made in jest would actually become

Anything “new”s?

By | 2013-09-17T16:45:33+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Categories: Business, Economics, Education, Foreign Relations, Government, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The newspaper vendor is an eagerly awaited man every morning. But that’s by sheer force of habit I guess—we’ve been conditioned to see our parents, and their parents before that, enjoying the morning cup that cheers with the newspaper—because the newspapers of today do not really give any cause for such joyous expectancy. Bizarre though