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The internal combustion engine brought about a radical lifestyle shift in the 20th century.

 

Extreme volatility in the prices of some food commodities has, in recent years, been hurting producers as well as consumers, while also disrupting certain economic activities.

 

Whether you impersonate Mahabharata characters Bhishma Pitamah or Yudhishtira, or Chanakya of the Mauryan era, can you tell your army or people that “everything has been lost, the country is drowning, and, all that is left before us is bleak and dark?”

 

With the healthcare market in India estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23% from 2015 to 2020, and expected to be a $280 billion market by 2020, the ancient Indian system of ayurveda is witnessing an amazing resurgence globally. 

 

It is welcome that the Centre has decided to revamp market design for natural gas, to better match supply with demand and bring about price efficiency as well.

 

Delhi’s denials of reality would be funny if it weren’t for the tragic consequences. On the economy, this denial dates back to 2012 when Manmohan Singh was in charge and Rahul Gandhi has only now underlined that unemployment was the problem.

 

In 1990 as a fresh graduate, I quickly realised that successful businessmen spent much of their time in Delhi because the licence raj ensured companies did not have customers but hostages.

 

India has lost its rank as the world's fastest growing major economy in the International Monetary Fund's tally after it slashed India's growth projection for 2017 by 0.5 percent to 6.7 percent on October 10.

 

Business is all about sentiment and the “animal spirits” that encourage firms to make investments that are essentially a gamble on the future.

 

Yashwant Sinha’s tough broadside in The Indian Express on September 27 about the economy sliding downwards, immediately drew contrary claims by ministers, Rajya Sabha members, unattributed government sources and the prime minister himself who claimed that some speak well only after spreading pessimism.

 


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