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Time To Focus On Exports

The political logjam in the country will only serve to erode the significance of the ‘Make in India’ pitch, and the investors will be disillusioned

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Disequilibrium | India's Struggling Farm Economy

Every time India has outperformed, as in managed to cross 8 per cent GDP growth, the real inflection point has come thanks to agricultural growth closing in on 4 per cent. The tipping point for what essentially remains an agrarian economy, even if services and manufacturing have displaced agricultur

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Disequilibrium | The Ever Present Danger Of Twisted Ideology

In the immediate aftermath of 26/11 terror attacks which brutalised India's collective psyche, I met Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, chairman of Oberoi Hotels whose properties in SoBo had been brought to their knees by the fidayeen buddy pairs. Oberoi himself was at Taj Land's End that fateful night col

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Go On Fatty, Take A Bao!

Delhi Fatty Bao restaurant, sitting perched on the food stack that is the Sangam Courtyard—what used to be the Sangam Cinema for those who don’t venture too often towards RK Puram—is a little gem of a restaurant. I have been to the original Fatty Bao in Bangalore (FBB), which is a fantastic restaura

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Capital Flavours Reign Supreme At Delhi Pavilion

The Sheraton in Saket was a very favourite haunt of mine, where I would join my friends after night duty to dig into the fantastic midnight Biriyani buffet it used to have. The food was always spot on, the only thing that was taking a hit was the look and feel of the restaurant—which is why ITC Hote

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Harking Back To The Good Old Days

The origins of what most of us consider western or Continental food can still be found in clubs across the country. Many restaurants have tried their hands at replicating the food and ambience and usually have ended up serving mediocre food in faux atmospheres. All that changed the moment Marut Sikk

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Modi’s US Gambit 2.0

Modi must know that if the gap between promise and delivery is not bridged quickly, his pitch will begin to lose credibility, with costs both at home and abroad.

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The Wandering Gourmet

Visiting Megu, The Leela Palace New Delhi’s ultra-chic super expensive Japanese restaurant was never for the faint hearted. I remember, when they opened, they had an average spend per person of 5 figures. So, imagine my disbelief when they began their Rs 2,500 all-inclusive Obento Box lunch.

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The Vote Bank Of India (Public) Ltd

By all converging accounts, the last general elections had burnt close on Rs 80,000 crore, or $12 billion. (Over a five year period, with many state and city elections included, the figure goes up to 200,000 crore).

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India, Pakistan & Hurriyat

If the Hurriyat is a marginal force, as these very critics claim, then why does India have to worry too much about what we do to further marginalise them.

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