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Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Desperate Left woos Congress

During the Left’s 34-year-rule in Bengal, the Congress was one of the chief Opposition parties. The Left was lambasted by the Opposition for its anti-people economic policies. Following the debacles in parliamentary election in 2009 and assembly polls in 2011, the Left Front as well as the CPI(M) have been losing their relevance. They have become marginalized in both national and state politics. This has compelled the Left to consider the prospects of entering into an alliance with the Congress. One would have to wait till the elections to find if such an alliance—provided it materializes–can help the Left regain its lost political ground and its credibility.

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HK-Indian has patented a kitchenware

Deepak Nagrani, who has created and patented MasterPan, a unique and innovative kitchenware, has been living in Hong Kong over the past five decades. His vision and innovation will surely be a lesson for many budding entrepreneurs in India. In a candid interview, Deepak talks about the unique kitchenware he has created and patented, the business environment in HK and the contribution of Indian businesses to the growth of Hong Kong.

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Can India afford bullet train?

The government’s ambitious project, bullet train, has kicked up a row. At a time when a majority of Indian population lives below the poverty line and deaths by malnutrition is plenty; when farmers commit suicide in alarming numbers; when the national literacy rate has not yet reached 100 per cent and when the country is plagued by innumerable problems—the dearth of food and safe drinking water, unavailability of basic education for children and appalling health care system, how can ordinary citizens be expected to avail bullet train services? It’s far from feasible.

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