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M.S. Swaminathan says the future of agriculture depends on youth in farming; and on providing the economy and power of scale to farm families operating small and marginal holdings.

 
 
Pranab-da may or may not be a Bryan Adams fan, but let us hope his Budget does better than this for India's infrastructure sector.
AICTE controls have only facilitated the mushrooming of dubious management institutes, strangulating the growth of good ones in the process.
Budget 2011 will have to ensure that the middle and lower income groups are not deprived of cash flow, which is currently inadequate to cope with inflation.
After the coming into force of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, several cases of disputes pertaining to chit funds have been brought before consumer courts.
Nobody likes a scam and hence, the odds are that like the many scams before it, this one too, will get a quiet burial in due course.
 
 
Pranab Mukherjee's third budget for UPA-II was workmanlike and plodding, with only an occasional spring in its step.
A good financial plan should include an insurance cover to safeguard your children's future, says Rohit Bhuta, CEO, Religare Macquarie Wealth Management.
The buy-and-hold strategy might not work in 2011. Trading could be the right option in a market facing risks of rising oil prices and strong dollar index.
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