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Weekend Reading: 19 April, 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Social entrepreneurship inching forward in India, albeit slowly and fitfully : India’s Spirit Of Business Booming Hygiene doesn’t make it too often to the media. However, as anyone who’s spent more than 24 hrs in India knows, the lack of adequate toilets is a huge, huge issue. Two links on that subject: Bloomberg – India [...]

Yeh Kya Ho Rahaan Hai?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

@**&#!! (!*!)!##! And, in addition, dazed and confused :-) Here is the full text of Satyam CEO Ramalinga Raju’s resignation letter Reactions/ comments?

Entrepreneurship Vision India 2020

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Sramana Mitra, entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley, has a very interesting series of essays on future of multiple entrepreneurship in India. It is currently on to its seventeenth running segment and one can do no better than introduce it by quoting from Sramana’s preface to her Vision India 2020 Series: I invite readers [...]

Guest Post: Mukesh Ambani Under Fire

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Mohit Satyanand Though I have never invested in the shares of Reliance Industries, my recently gleaned understanding of the world petroleum scenario has made me respect the company’s vision in its refining projects. As I mentioned once earlier, RIL’s existing refinery, and the one nearing construction, reportedly have unparalleled flexibility to process heavy, high-sulphur (so-called [...]

Is Jain-To-Jain Better Than Jain-To-Many?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Long-time reader Joydeep Mukherji sends us this (via email) This article talks about a program for Jains to donate money to help teach Jain students for free. It seems like a nice idea. Perhaps other groups (Patels, Jats, Chettiars) can follow their example. However, it may be a bad idea if you think that such [...]

Jammu & Kashmir: the readymade SEZ

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

One of the criticisms leveled against India’s SEZ policy is that the zones are too small to make a real difference. But there’s a very big zone that could be an SEZ, especially if the state’s politicians—who are all for ‘autonomy’—decided economic freedom is something that is well in their capacity to achieve. And set [...]

On Tehelka’s Dissing Of Vibrant Gujarat

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

In a series of seven short posts over at The Acorn I show how Tehelka juggled facts and figures in order to poke holes into the “Vibrant Gujarat” story. I’m posting the concluding piece of the series here, to summarise where we are at the end of our examination of Shivam Vij’s article. There is [...]

Life Is Maya

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Lalita Aloor Amuthan, who blogs on entrepreneurship at Business World sent us this guest post: I was at the New York aquarium last week, which was somewhat unusual, given that the only fish I like are the ones that come with chips. Even more unusual: I stood in line for thirty minutes to transform myself [...]

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