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Bitcoin – Fraud Coins

IT’S either the biggest fraud in financial history or the biggest revolution in human civilisation. In a few years, it will either trade...

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Cover Story : King Karti

TWENTY-FIVE years ago, when Palaniappan Chidambaram was the Commerce Minister, he claimed that he was the bigger and better reformer than Manmohan Singh,...


Cover Story : BSNL buying outdated 2G technology

ALREADY Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh has raised concerns about 2G in LWE areas installed by BSNL, now other states too have objected. World...

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Cover Story : Indian Administered Service Demolishing the dream of Sardar Patel

Lateral hiring may sound like an exciting concept, but it is a flawed one for several reasons. For one, it will destroy what...

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Cover Story : Is IAS self-destructing?

WRITING in the March 2011 issue of gfiles I had raised a poser whether there is hope for civil services to survive and...

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Cover Story : Richest Indian on shaky ground

AVENUE Supermarts’ business model seems to be on a shaky ground by its own admission; there seems to be some form of a...


MERGER OF OIL COMPANIES : Caught on the wrong foot

IT started with a lack of clarity. And it may end up with more confusion. The government’s aim to effect mega-mergers between State-owned...

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Cover Story : Kashmir-Spinning out of control

CLAMOUR for peace is the buzzword when it comes to discussing Kashmir situation in the midst of current spate of violence. It has...

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Cover Story : Dialogue, the only way out

KASHMIR’ has been and, in all probability, will remain India’s perpetual ‘work-in-progress’ in the foreseeable future. Lack of political imagination/will, both in New...

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Cover Story : Can we retain Kashmir?

TODAY, more than ever before, people are asking the million dollar question: Can India retain Kashmir? And it is strange that the question...