Taxing the Losers to Benefit the Gainers

Taxing transactions that result in losses is not something that any Government would like to do. And, increasing the tax rates on such transactions is something that no Government would want to be associated with...


Taking Bull by the Horns: BSE through the sands of time

The book, BSE: Journey of an Aspiring Nation, authored by Sameer Kochhar, was released by Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women & Child Development in presence of S Ramadorai, an industry veteran and Chairman, BSE Ltd at a glittering ceremony that was attended by more than 500 CEOs and heads of organisations from across banking and financial services.


Tap the Bullion Market, don't Push it Underground

Open market, this is what the UPA Government has been seeking to promote. But the left hand knows not what the right does! And in one stroke, the Government has succeeded in giving boost to an...


NSE Corporate Governance

Economic reforms in India in the early 1990s engendered a more express need for corporate governance. And there was no better place than the National Stock Exchange (NSE) to ensure this...


From Ecstasy to Agony and Back Journeying with Adolescents on the Street

As apparent from the tagline, Barnabe D'Souza's From Ecstasy to Agony and Back presents the journey of adolescent street drug-addicts - from psychological brokenness resulting....


Chidambaram's Reforms Come for Praise

In a democracy, reform - be it of economic policy or of institutions - is essentially a political process. We have to build a sufficiently wide political consensus in favour of the policies we wish to adopt. Having a parliamentary majority alone is not enough, because there are differences within parties. For reforms to be credible it is necessary that a wide cross section of society should understand...


Need to Shift Focus from Sickness Care to Health Care

Talking about Right to Life would be silly unless one has right to health or basic amenities like water, nutrition, hygiene, environment, road and electricity...

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