The Indian banking system did well to survive the carnage of the global meltdown that brought marquee institutions down to their knees. But there are challenges which, if not tackled, could derail India’s ambition of higher economic growth.
They escaped death on the night of terror attacks in Mumbai on November 26 last year. Life in the city hasn’t changed much, but for Gulam Noon and Alok Vajpeyi, the aftermath of the terror attacks has brought about a new meaning to life.
The centuries-old practice of planting paddy in a puddled field is beginning to be replaced by a new technique of direct dry-seeding. The farmer saves money and time, the earth its water — and the environment gets less methane.
The bizarre and terrible events at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq caused social psychologist Philip Zimbardo to reexamine the famous and controversial prison experiment he conducted at Stanford in 1971.
Stimulus measures that are in the nature of reforms should continue, other measures may be gradually withdrawn as domestic demand grows, industry recovers, tax collection becomes buoyant and exports growth recovers.
The offer should only be to retail investors, and at reasonable prices. This would ensure that the wealth created by public enterprises through domestic public resources is shared rightfully only with the public.
The next time you fly, you could be carrying your boarding pass in your mobile phone. A software from Mumbai-based Hexaware Technologies can generate 2D bar-coded boarding passes (BCBP) for passengers.
Developed markets such as the US and Japan may have been leading the recovery in the financial markets till 2008, but this trend seems poised to change in favour of emerging markets.Virendra Verma reports.
Crucial data relating to legal matters, credit card information and test results stored in digital files are lost or stolen from company files every day, even as most Indian firms admit not having a comprehensive data loss protection programme in place.
Matthew J. Shattock, President and CEO of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, spoke about the company’s plans to cash in on the growing Indian whiskey market and on lessons learnt from the global economic crisis.
How does a variety of tea or sweets qualify as a Geographical Indication (GI)? The question assumes significance since several Indian companies and associations have recently applied for GI status to the Registrar of Geographical Indications in Chennai for their products.