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Ramblings Of An Upper-Class, Upper-Caste, Middle-Aged Mind

Ramblings Of An Upper-Class, Upper-Caste, Middle-Aged Mind

Nov 30, 2006 Paromita Shastri

This column takes a break from this site along with its author who is moving to another organization. Before...

A Warm Winter Ahead

A Warm Winter Ahead

Nov 09, 2006 Paromita Shastri

What goes up but doesn't come down? Well, prices of course. But there is no discernible lack of buyers. ...

Small Change

Small Change

Oct 30, 2006 Paromita Shastri

High rates, extortionary practices are the reality. But the big fish are moving into microfinance.

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Oct 23, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Consumers are ecstatic, the FM is beaming, the economy is soaring. So, what can spoil it all?

Is The Congress Nuts?

Is The Congress Nuts?

Oct 06, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Can you believe it? Can you really, really believe it? The Congress has actually dug up and dusted out its...

Ain't Broke? Fix It!

Ain't Broke? Fix It!

Sep 25, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Is a shackled rupee politically correct and economically incorrect?

Party Time Over

Party Time Over

Sep 20, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Instead of counting the number of Bills passed and growth records busted in the ten quarters that the UPA has...

Asit K. Biswas

Asit K. Biswas

Sep 18, 2006 Paromita Shastri INTERVIEWS Asit K. Biswas

The World Water Prize laureate has fostered a rethink on water resource management

All Wired, No Place To Go

All Wired, No Place To Go

Sep 04, 2006 Paromita Shastri

The Hole In The Bucket

The Hole In The Bucket

Sep 01, 2006 Paromita Shastri

The issue is not the leak of the finance minister's letter to the planning commission deputy chairman. It is...

A Sip Of Healthy Scepticism

A Sip Of Healthy Scepticism

Aug 24, 2006 Paromita Shastri

I doubt, therefore I am an aware customer. I fight with Delhi Jal Board officials on water quality. I also...

The Last Statistic: 127th In 177

The Last Statistic: 127th In 177

Aug 21, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Rabindranath Tagore was right: darkness usually intensifies under the lamp

Best Of Times, Worst Of Times

Best Of Times, Worst Of Times

Aug 16, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Two important reports confirm excellent growth prospects but there are warning signals beeping loud and...

No, It's Not As Dead As Doha

No, It's Not As Dead As Doha

Aug 14, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Emerging nations gaining voice means the US has to yield a bit. The trade talks are still alive.

M.S. Swaminathan

M.S. Swaminathan

Jul 31, 2006 Paromita Shastri INTERVIEWS M.S. Swaminathan

The grandpere of modern Indian agriculture and chairman of National Commission of Farmers was honoured with...

Save More Borrow Less

Save More Borrow Less

Jul 25, 2006 Paromita Shastri

That's the mantra the RBI and the Fin Min are chanting as they don't want us to shop till we drop, freaking...

A Promise Belied

A Promise Belied

Jul 24, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Is the suspension of divestments the beginning of the end of reforms?

Growing Up With AIDS

Growing Up With AIDS

Jul 20, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Next time you hear a cricketing icon exhort us all to freely talk about Hetch High Wee, perhaps it is time to...

Tomatoes Of Wrath

Tomatoes Of Wrath

Jul 10, 2006 Paromita Shastri

Wheat, rice, pulses, veggies, petrol, diesel, home loans are all up. Inflation will stay a while.

The Plough Has No Share

The Plough Has No Share

Jul 10, 2006 Paromita Shastri