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India
The Vital Hour

How India tackles the economy at this critical juncture could make the difference between staying in the current slump and returning to high growth in 18 months

22 June 2009
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Business
Boom to Bust Acquisitions

India Inc forked out close to $40 billion over the last three years buying large companies overseas. But its grand global coming out party has left it with a bad recession hangover

22 June 2009
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Business
Sellbo, Korbo, Sellbo

Global sportswear companies have finally found a reason to pull out all stops in IPL cricket. Their plan: sell, sell, sell

17 June 2009
Books
Madras, Madras

A brilliant debut novel captures in fine detail the experiences of a Tamil Brahmin family on and off trains

15 June 2009
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Business
Twenty20 Vision

Embedded advertising and seven minute breaks are making money for everyone involved with IPL, and killing the game. And, hey, Mandira Bedi doesn’t help either

15 June 2009
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India
Drunk with Boredom

Unlikely talking heads and tedious poll predictions make for heartbreaking TV. More IPL, please?

13 June 2009
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Business
The Budget to Expect

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is a cautious reformer. And India faces peculiar economic challenges this fiscal year. It adds up to this: realism will dictate the pace of economic reforms

10 June 2009
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Toxic Assets Detoxed

To your bank, toxic assets can be bundled with other loans to form the basis of a ‘mortgage backed security’, a piece of paper, to be sold off to some investor

09 June 2009
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Books
Cricket Casino

If the BCCI hadn’t played spoilsport, Lalit Modi’s gamble for big money league would have hit the jackpot a decade ago. Excerpts from a new book

08 June 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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