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Dec 26, 2014

Dragon's challenge: China is stealing India's thunder in polished diamond trade

To compete effectively with China, India will need to streamline its tax and import rules #asian star #China #Diamond #Gitanjali Gems #roughs #Russia #Vladimir Putin

Dec 26, 2014

Pre-Budget meetings: Jaitley to discuss GST with state finance ministers today

The customary pre-budget consultations are considered important as it helps government in formulating policies #Arun Jaitley #Central Sales Tax #GST #pre-budget meetings #state finance ministers
Mahesh Vijapurkar

Dec 19, 2014

How seats bought in private medical colleges make healthcare expensive in India

It can be argued that not all seats in private medical colleges are sold from quotas allowed by the authorities but when they start their practice, they set a benchmark in fees and ways for their peers who won their seats on pure merit. #ConnectTheDots #Education #Health #Healthcare #MBBS #Medical Council of India #Private medical college
Sunainaa Chadha

Dec 14, 2014

No acchey din: 10 Reasons why 2014 was Annus Horribilis for India's babus

Narendra Modi's acchey din might not be feeling so good to India's babudom. Long used to setting their own schedules and lording it over the public now they have a boss who is only to happy to crack the whip on them. 2014 saw some big changes in the babu's work culture. #2014 Year End #Lists Etc #Lutyens Delhi #Narendra Modi #PMO

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Mahesh Vijapurkar
Mahesh Vijapurkar likes to take a worm’s eye-view of issues – that is, from the common man’s perspective. He was a journalist with The Indian Express and then The Hindu and now potters around with human development and urban issues.
Arjun Parthasarathy
Arjun Parthasarathy has spent 20 years in the financial markets, having worked with Indian and multinational organisations. His last job was as head of fixed income at a mutual fund. An MBA from the University of Hull, he has managed portfolios independently and is currently the editor of . The website is for investors who want to invest in the right financial products at the right time.

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Jun 29, 2014

Hindi has put Indian culture on the world map

The primary aim of any language is to communicate. We can never imagine our lives without languages, can we? This is because we cannot live without communication. And this is precisely why languages have always played a dominant role in shaping our histories and have influenced the way we think and perceive things. #Hindi #Modi #Narendra Modi government
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Jun 20, 2014

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class. #british #comment #Firstpost Community #Hindi #language #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #social media
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Jun 16, 2014

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board. #Blogs #Civil society #comment #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #India #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #leaked report #NGO funds #NGOs

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