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Rohini and Nandan Nilekani: 'Conscious givers' who contribute to risky causes

Dec 16, 2013

Rohini and Nandan Nilekani: 'Conscious givers' who contribute to risky causes

Rohini and Nandan Nilekani contribute to causes that others may find risky. In doing so, they are nudging the society to look at these issues afresh. #ToWhatEffect #Nandan Nilekani #Rohini Nilekani #Corporate social responsibility #Outstanding Philanthropist
BJP win lifts markets, but road to economic recovery may be long

Dec 10, 2013

BJP win lifts markets, but road to economic recovery may be long

The function of the markets is to believe what it wants to believe. A bear market factors in only the worst even if there are some signs of turning around. A bull market factors in the best, even if the signals are unsustainable. #Economy #Stock market #GDP #BJP #ToWhatEffect #Indian rupee #Lok Sabha elections #tax revenue
Just chill! Fed taper is more positive than negative for India

Dec 09, 2013

Just chill! Fed taper is more positive than negative for India

The reason is that a stronger US economy will lead to the Fed lowering and stopping its $85 billion a month bond purchase programme in the coming months. #United States #Inflation #ToWhatEffect #Ben Bernanke #Federal Reserve #Janet Yellen #rate guidance
Thane building collapse opens a Pandora's box of systemic flaws

Apr 07, 2013

Thane building collapse opens a Pandora's box of systemic flaws

More than looking at the past, while it would be helpful to punish those who played mischief and rendered most cities into unplanned urban spaces, it is also the opportunity to look to ending this malaise. #Thane #ToWhatEffect #Prithiviraj Chavan #Thane building collapse #Mumbra Building Collapse #Rescue Operations
Rote learning helps Indians win spelling bees, not much else

Jun 03, 2012

Rote learning helps Indians win spelling bees, not much else

What explains this total dominance of Indians, who are only one percent of America's population? It is hardly the case that we speak or write English better than Europeans or Americans. How are Indians so good with difficult words? #ToWhatEffect #Spelling bee #Snigdha Nandipati #North South Foundation
Time Maharashtra bares all on PDS

May 10, 2012

Time Maharashtra bares all on PDS

Why did the Maharashtra government refuse close to a million metric tonnes of food grains allocated to it in January this year? And, then ask the Centre for two lakh metric tonnes of it to meet "acute scarcity conditions"? #ToWhatEffect #PDS #Maharashtra #P. Sainath
Maha shuts bogus schools Is it ready for a fightback?

Apr 27, 2012

Maha shuts bogus schools Is it ready for a fightback?

The government has made a bold move, but the entire decision is at the risk of being torpedoed by paperwork and hearings. #ToWhatEffect #Maharashtra #bogus schools #Rajendra Darda
Medical nemesis How careless healthcare is giving us disease

Apr 16, 2012

Medical nemesis How careless healthcare is giving us disease

Mumbai's record on biomedical waste management is terrible. Hospitals, nursing homes, and dispensaries just dont give a tinkers curse and put the city to serious risks of infection. #ToWhatEffect #Mumbai #Waste management #Municipal solid waste
RTE Poor students will have new demons to fight

Apr 13, 2012

RTE Poor students will have new demons to fight

Assuming that the RTE is implemented well, would the transition of a student from a municipal school to a better school be easy? #ToWhatEffect #Supreme Court #RTE