May 26, 2013. Enroute to Madrid.
Got into Spain via Istanbul. Transiting via Turkey can be the silliest thing you can do. After seeing its spectacular Bosphorus and tremendous islands from the sky, you decide to just take another flight and not stay back to see? Ridiculous.
So that’s the way it [...]
At his first face to face interaction with India Inc, Rahul Gandhi was being himself when he walked in with a stubble, crisp white kurta pyjama and a clumsily written speech. He was nervous, a little curious and very idealistic. There was no talk of GDP, economic statistics but plenty of poetry and prose [...]
In golf if you break 100 you should give up your game but in life if you break 80, you should give up your business. On a day our Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh turns eighty, I am reminded of this apt saying which reflects on selecting the right time to say good bye. I [...]
QUICK TAKES Good content, good context. PM’s speech today came through strong, sharp and clear. The bottomline: everyone can take a walk, the decisions on FDI hold. On a day Trinamool Congress pulled out of the government putting it on a shaky foot, the PM finally stepped out to take the country into [...]
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In a big decision that could change the sentiment in the Indian economy. the government has cleared foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, a move that can positively be a game changer. Here are top ten reasons why.
1 ) Winning story for consumers [...]
We are talking of the road to 2014, when India’s general elections are due. Very little is expected to go through the reform grinder before that. The irony is, as a few experts are already sayiing, almost nothing is expected to change after either because in any political scenario no leadership appears credible enough.
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Is there a Taliban inside us? India’s villages are turning back time. A khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has put out a diktat saying women below forty years of age cannot go shopping to a Sunday market. It also says women must keep their heads covered and shouldn’t leave [...]
The entrepreneurial bug and the e-commerce story now has an ace banker seizing that opportunity. Falguni Nayar, who recently quit Kotak Mahindra Bank, is all set to enter the online shopping business. Falguni is planning to launch her very own beauty and wellness portal to sell products online. While the name is not yet known, [...]
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It amuses me what twitter does to people these days. From becoming a ‘job’ to a birthday wish, it’s changed the concept of reward. It’s even creating news and ousting people from jobs. And information gathering has become an affair of just 140 characters. Are these treats or tricks? In [...]
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