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As solar industry booms, time to start thinking about recycling
Vishu Mishra | 06 Dec, 2018
One of the few encouraging trends in the global efforts on mitigating climate change is the rapid adoption of solar energy across the world. This change is driven by a combination of government policies and declining costs.
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How their jewellery-making skill is empowering women of the forest
Kushagra Dixit | 03 Dec, 2018
Dependent on the forest for their day-to-day needs, women of Bandha Tola faced an uncertain future when their whole village, along with hundreds of other such Baiga tribal villages, was moved out of their traditional habitat in the jungles of this famous tiger reserve in central India's Madhya Pradesh state.
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Today's authoritarian governance is far more ominous for democracy: Author Gyan Prakash
Saket Suman | 26 Nov, 2018
That the nation is embodied in the Prime Minister is the telling similarity between the Emergency of 1975-77 under Indira Gandhi and the contemporary state of affairs in India under Narendra Modi; but unlike the former, Modi's "authoritarian governance" is not based on "the assumption of emergency powers by the executive", says Gyan Prakash, a professor of history at Princeton University and author of several highly acclaimed books, including "Mumbai Fables", which was adapted for the film "Bombay Velvet", and the just-released "Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy's Turning Point".
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Why are central bankers obsessed with inflation?
Nikhil Arora | 14 Nov, 2018
The battle between the Indian government and its central bank is neither new nor unique.
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Demonetisation paralysed businesses, says ex-banker Meera Sanyal
SME Times News Bureau | 09 Nov, 2018
Former banker Meera H. Sanyal in her book launched on second anniversary of the move to nullify high denomination currency, says demonetisation "paralysed businesses" in the country.
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Don't frame government-RBI debate in terms of adversarial engagement
G. Gurucharan | 06 Nov, 2018
Media reports have portrayed the differences between the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a face-off, or worse still, as attempts by the government to undermine the independence of the central bank.
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How Delhi schools are revolutionising education, one teacher at a time
Nivedita Singh | 30 Oct, 2018
When Roshan Lal, a 40-year-old rickshawpuller, got his son Rakesh admitted to a government school in Delhi, all he wanted for him was to get a decent education. Since he could not afford to pay for a private school, all that was on his mind was that "government school mein kuch toh seekh hi lega" (at least, he would learn something there).
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India's economic growth not inclusive enough, inequality rises
Amit Kapoor | 23 Oct, 2018
The Indian growth story has been far from perfect. That is not an understatement by any stretch of imagination. A growing challenge for the economy is the fast-evolving problem of inequality.
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Platform companies: Leveraging the India story in the long run
Taponeel Mukherjee | 18 Oct, 2018
Real per capita GDP, stock market indices and consumption trends in India are currently interesting. Even as real GDP at an aggregate and per capita basis have broadly trended higher, equity market valuations have fluctuated. Amidst the noise of market data, it is often easy to forget that some of the best investment opportunities arise when market valuations arent quite at their peak.
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Green themes abound in Durga Puja marquees
Bappaditya Chatterjee | 15 Oct, 2018
At a time when global warming and high pollution levels have emerged as major challenges for policy planners worldwide, a number of community Durga Puja organisers in and around Kolkata have come up with green themes to spread awareness about a clean environment among the public.
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