India has witnessed two types of foreign direct investment (FDI) —- one for economic growth and other to stall it. The former had failed to improve sentiment as the latter has managed to create an environment against development. Read more

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The UPA government’s bid to use the Food Security Law to create positive impact for Congress in the forthcoming general elections may not happen.

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Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are political opponents but their growth models are strikingly similar. Read more

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The UPA government’s ambitious direct cash transfer scheme cannot be a single bullet to weed out corrupt and vested interests in delivering welfare measures as touted by the government. It is bound to fail unless the ground level machinery is revamped. Read more

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The biggest question being asked about the UPA government’s second generation economic reforms ushered in the last fortnight is whether the aam aadmi will benefit or just the corporate will become richer. Read more

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World biggest environmental sustainability and growth mela will start in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janerio later this year with India having not much option except to rally behind China. Read more

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for more probity this week to check corruption but those in his government do not want to listen to him. This is the prime reason that appointments at top levels in the government are still cloaked in secrecy leading to suspicion of corruption and nepotism. Read more

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There is a need to change the Right To Information law, as suggested by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but to strengthen it, not weaken.

PM Singh has rightly pointed out concerns of the government but these concerns need to be looked in the context of what the transparency law has done to governance in India. Read more

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