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As we sit back to do the analysis of making country self-reliant, or Atmanirbhar, especially when the quarterly numbers tanked by 23.9 percent, the solution is in the investments –it may come from government or from the private players—and is critical to re-chart the growth trajectory. At hindsight, one can argue the acceleration in India’s economic...

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On June 22, at Mexico City’s Azteca stadium Argentinian star footballer Diego Maradona used his fist instead of head to direct Steve Hodge’s unsuccessful tab to the pass from his team mate Jorge Valdano to send the ball in the English post. This was the world cup’s quarterfinal, and Argentina went on to win the...

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Natural gas accounts for less than seven percent in India’s total energy basket. While Indian primary energy basket is dominated by coal with 55percent followed by Crude Oil with 30 percent composition, Albeit natural gas is considered as cleaner energy sources, with less carbon footprints, yet it is not considered as preferred energy source. One fourth of global consumption is already of gas, but India is nowhere...

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On August 31 evening, the country’s National Statistical Office (NSO) came out with the first quarter numbers, confirming that India’s GDP contracted by 23.9 percent. The contraction was expected, and rightly didn’t surprise many. The country went through one of the most stringent lock-downs globally, the numbers were on the expected lines. The indications coming...

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Prescience; the foreknowledge of events. The special ability to see or know about events before they actually occur is a valued trait since time immemorial. Prescience is also closely associated with foreboding and premonition. There must surely be an evolutionary reason for this, as prescience would be a valuable trait for the survival of the...

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In the two decades years, China is trying to tighten its grip on the economies of the world, through its aggressive foreign trade policy. They subsidized their exports and sell goods cheaper in the foreign markets, what we call dumping. Under-invoicing, that is, sending their goods to other countries at less than the actual cost...