politics

MSME minister Kalraj Mishra: Only micro, small and medium businesses can provide maximum jobs, entrepreneurs and products for India

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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) account for over 37% of India’s GDP and a major chunk of employment. In an effort to push this segment as an engine of growth, the government recently launched an online portal and mobile app for tracking data from business-related schemes and to monitor delayed payments to small businesses […..]

Missing in action: Parliament is logjammed but real democratic problem is in state legislatures which meet much less

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Explaining the need for promulgating ordinances for reforms in insurance and coal block allocations, finance minister Arun Jaitley blamed the stand-off in Rajya Sabha, arguing that the country cannot wait if one of the houses of Parliament “waits indefinitely”. At a time when the opposition dominated Upper House has become a fail-safe vantage point for […..]

The Full Story of the State Vs Sting

Book review of Madhu Trehan, Tehelka As Metaphor: Prism Me a Lie, Tell Me a Truth (New Delhi, Lotus/Roli, 2009). Madhu Trehan’s account of how Tehelka was victimized is also a cautionary tale on new India download original print version