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From the discomfort Zone: What will others say?

Our society’s most killing missile that prevents us from taking ownership of our lives is to wonder at every step what others will say...

From the discomfort Zone: What will others say?

Phillip Hughes: An unfinished life

Cricketer Phil Hughes’ death puts the safety issue in the spotlight. Hopefully, more time will be spent to further improve the quality of protective equipment

Phillip Hughes: An unfinished life

Manufacturing needs a quality boost

Strong and clear standards, identifying specific criteria for compliance towards Zero Defect & Zero Effect need to be developed across diverse fields

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Data Drive: Global lessons for India’s manufacturing

As India embarks on a massive manufacturing mission that is high on quality and environmentally sustainable...

Data Drive: Global lessons for India’s manufacturing

Column: How fast can India grow?

Annual growth of 8% is reasonable for India over the next decade

Column: How fast can India grow?

Column: What to do about populism?

In Europe the old political order is facing challenges from populist movements, whether of the right or the left

Column: What to do about populism?

Column: Facing the bubble economy

The sovereign bond market is facing a bubble and is already experiencing quite a bit of frothiness

Column: Facing the bubble economy

Tax cafe: Taxability of car discounts

Offering discounts to the dealers and requiring them to incur certain obligations either towards services, marketing and publicity are not a taboo

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Tax morality in the virtual world

Tax morality debate essentially centres on the proposition that besides being compliant with the letter of tax law, corporations should also pay their ‘fair’ share of tax as a moral responsibility

Tax morality in the virtual world

Misdirected farm subsidies

Abhimanyu, the great warrior of Mahabharata, lost his life because he only knew how to get into the Chakravyuha...

Misdirected farm subsidies

Political adventurism and hesitant reforms

Legislation requires the Rajya Sabha support as well. Even if it wins all the state Assembly elections in the next two years (West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), the BJP will have to wa

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The beginning of bank mergers

These mergers will dominate the banking canvas in the times to come

The beginning of bank mergers

Column: RBI – Go on, do a Volcker, please

If Volcker were the RBI governor, he would cut rates aggressively—starting today

Column: RBI – Go on, do a Volcker, please

Column: Going beyond the Indo-US WTO deal

There is not much time before we face a new paradigm of trade regulations

Column: Going beyond the Indo-US WTO deal

The business of life

It’s a huge market but, in the short term, smart spoons and in-eye glucometers will do better than world-altering projects such as driverless cars and Google Glass

The business of life

Column: Is services sector slowing further?

Worrisome signs of slowing services segment with mixed indications from some parts

Column: Is services sector slowing further?

Column: China’s monetary-policy surprise

Only structural transformation can lift a middle-income developing country to high-income developed status

Column: China’s monetary-policy surprise

For a quick capex revival & growth pick-up

Key reforms such as GST, land Act changes and labour reforms will be more effective than a 50 basis point reduction in the repo rate

For a quick capex revival & growth pick-up

Glocal rice trade: India facing the Thai challenge

Though the current estimation of Indian rice export is about 9 million tonnes, there is a glimmer of hope that rice shipments may still kiss 10 million tonnes

Glocal rice trade: India facing the Thai challenge

Infratweets: Green laws in good faith

During UPA-II regime, the Centre had tried to boost PURA in 2013-14 in an effort to bridge the...

Infratweets: Green laws in good faith

Fooding in Chennai

How some entrepreneurs down south are turning Chennai into a food paradise

Fooding in Chennai

Shut that peephole into your business

CCTV cameras can end up as chinks in your security armour if you are lazy or careless

Shut that peephole into your business

Related spectrum must be auctioned together

There is no reason to continue with the plans to separate the auction of intimately related spectrum

Related spectrum must be auctioned together

Column: Saarc needs Modi magic

In Kathmandu, he must ensure that Saarc is not held hostage to the chronic Indo-Pak conflict

Column: Saarc needs Modi magic

Column: 27% rate of GST untenable

The proposed rate of GST should be in the vicinity of 15%—7% for central GST and 8% for state GST

Column: 27% rate of GST untenable

Letters to the editor: Preparing for GST

Apropos of the erudite article by Rajeev Dimri “It’s time to prepare for GST” (FE, November 17), there are two very important

Letters to the editor: Preparing for GST

Editorial: Odd ways

Unconventional economists are coming up with some rather odd ways to predict how the economy is doing

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