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  • RBI policy hints at better days ahead for markets
    by Nirmal Jain June 04, 2014 08:19 IST

    Monetary easing will aid the government's effort to accelerate economy's growth engine as quickly as possible- Nirmal Jain

  • Not in my backyard
    by R. Venkataraman July 25, 2011 16:23 IST

    …This is like finding problems to solutions and not solutions to problem. If no flyover in Peddar Road, then why should there be flyovers and metros in North Mumbai? In India, the bigger issue or bigger challenge is lack of urban planning.

  • States of shock
    by R. Venkataraman June 24, 2011 17:43 IST

    Take the most talked about state in India - Gujarat as a country then the nearest equivalent of the country in population terms would be Italy. If you take the GDP Equivalent then SURPRISE!! SURPRISE!! it will be closer to Angola. If you take per capita GDP then Gujarat will look like Congo.

  • Parking Lot of Blues
    by R. Venkataraman August 27, 2010 10:02 IST

    Whoever thought about retail therapy as a panacea to many illnesses didn’t really factor in the parking torture. Weather and parking are topics that can get any conversation started, or should I say even blogs.

  • Thailand – food, shopping and massage!
    by R. Venkataraman June 04, 2010 17:48 IST

    Was expecting gun totting guards at Bangkok airport and saw hordes of eager tourists instead! Thailand, against popular perception is actually a great family destination.

  • In Defense of Potholes
    by R. Venkataraman August 10, 2011 08:51 IST

    Potholes follow the Indian Constitution in spirit, especially right to equality. Potholes also bridge the great divide between motorists and pedestrians. Why should a person sitting in the car always reach faster than the person walking on the street?

  • Food for thought – Shedding at the Wedding
    by R. Venkataraman April 26, 2011 18:48 IST

    Senior members of the National Advisory Council (NAC) which advises Madam are mulling over restrictions on weddings. This could be right from the menu. The inspiration comes from Pakistan where there are restrictions on serving more dishes at marriages and social gatherings.

  • The road to hell is paved with good intentions
    by R. Venkataraman April 19, 2011 19:10 IST

    The government’s surrender to Anna Hazare’s threat of fast unto death opens up a multitude of issues. Anna Hazare is no doubt a man of highest integrity, social reformer of highest standards and quite unlike the current crop of politicians who seem to dip their hands in the till continuously.

  • Singapore…Third world to First world
    by R. Venkataraman June 15, 2012 18:00 IST

    There is a lesson most of the ‘activists’ in Mumbai should learn. Just because women go out for some night life doesn’t mean that their character should be suspect

  • Heavy toll, High bends
    by Amar Ambani November 18, 2011 14:41 IST

    Players with strong balance sheets are likely to break free of the current gloom but the diversion off the dismal still seems distant.

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