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  • For an irrationally exuberant market yearning to look up, the politically-untenable legislative reforms proposals that climaxed after 40 months and changing partners may be good enough to deliver a 1,000-point Sensex return. Gautam Chikarmane writes.
  • Jan 10, 2010 21:22 ISTIntersections

    Challenge for Goliaths: how to become David

    Last week, in the back-to-back swarm of meetings with heads of auto firms, there is one that is still ringing in my mind. Gautam Chikermane elaborates.

  • Feb 04, 2010 20:50 IST

    SEBI’s IPO order sparks conflict of interest debate

    By clearing mismanagement charges against National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) on February 2, capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has opened a Pandora’s Box involving conflict of interest in public life, reports Gautam Chikermane.

  • Feb 07, 2010 20:26 ISTIntersections

    A new world is around the corner, are we prepared?

    To reach the advantage of 2050, we will have to pass through the fire of the next three years through 2013, writes Gautam Chikermane.

  • Feb 13, 2010 01:07 IST

    Gravity kills

    The strongest voice of economic dissent in the land of hyper-free markets on the 2008 crash, writes Gautam Chikermane.

  • Feb 24, 2010 22:09 ISTIntersections

    Didi does a Lalu, but can she pull railways back from brink?

    A whole host of public-private-partnerships (PPP), no privatisation, new business models and no hike in freight rates or passenger fares. Was that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee presenting her second budget in the second innings of the UPA government or was it the spirit of her predecessor Lalu Prasad speaking?, writes Gautam Chikermane.

  • Feb 27, 2010 01:22 ISTBudget 2010-11 | More money for people

    Pranab Mukherjee bets on you

    In his second budget Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has, for the second time running, put more money in your pocket. If you make Rs 5 lakh per annum, your monthly post-tax take-home salary will rise by Rs 1,717 or 4.6 per cent; at Rs 8 lakh per annum, you gain Rs 4,292 or 7.9 per cent. Gautam Chikermane reports. Highlights | Chat | Budget webcast | What's cheaper, costlier | Pranab's speech | Special

  • Feb 28, 2010 20:19 ISTIntersections

    Mukherjee’s North Block Philharmonic

    If the end result is an economic symphony that increases the tempo towards a double-digit growth finale and sounds melodious to all constituencies, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget 2010 is a brave statement, writes Gautam Chikermane.

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    Mar 01, 2010 00:22 IST

    Will talk to allies on fuel hike: Pranab

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is open to discussing the fuel price hike with UPA allies — Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and M. Karunanidhi’s DMK — who have appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for its reversal, report Gautam Chikermane and Gaurav Choudhury.

  • Mar 07, 2010 21:30 ISTIntersections

    The new economics of boundaries and citizenship

    With no work in home countries, citizens even in developed countries such as Ireland are emigrating writes Gautam Chikermane

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    Mar 08, 2010 01:00 ISTHt blogs | Cutting the edge

    Time to fix the intangibles of emigration

    M F Hussain’s bare feet walk to Qatar epitomises the increasing distance between two conflicting pulls on an individual — the idea of a nation state and the accompanying sense of belonging, writes Gautam Chikermane. Read more.. The ant tribe | Long live the women's bill!

  • RJD and SP members
    Mar 15, 2010 00:33 ISTHT Blog | They Call Me Muslim

    Kill Bill, for men’s and women’s sake

    Amid riotous scenes, India’s upper house passed a controversial legislation to reserve a third of seats in federal and state legislatures for women, writes Zia Haq. Read More....DABS & JABS | Middle Order | Cutting The Edge

  • Mar 18, 2010 21:59 IST

    ‘Not money, but challenge; India an option’

    Barely hours after Unilever President (Global Foods, Home and Personal Care) and member of the Unilever Executive Manvinder Singh Banga (Vindi Banga to friends) put in his papers, he was upbeat, enthusiastic and looking forward to his next move. But even after 33 years at a Euro 40 billion (Rs 250,000 crore) company, Banga is not hanging his executive boots yet. Excerpts from an interview:

  • Mar 21, 2010 20:25 ISTIntersections

    RBI’s policy is in the right direction; expect another rate hike in April

    The rise in interest rates was preordained. With 8 per cent growth visible and talks of double digit growth beginning, India has much to celebrate. Gautam Chikermane elaborates.

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    Mar 22, 2010 01:06 ISTHT Blog | Cutting The Edge

    Stop laughing at Maya or Ramdev

    Let’s not laugh at Mayawati’s money garland or Ramdev’s political steps — they are far more serious than many of our other illustrious leaders’ exploits, writes Gautam Chikermane. Read more Beijing Bazaar | A light-hearted banter; I could only grin and bear | Tuktuk’s little question…

  • Mar 28, 2010 22:50 ISTIntersectios

    Needed: a real estate regulator to protect consumer interest

    Land has become the final frontier of everything that’s wrong with India’s politics and business. It’s time to reform that — and my view is that it is in the politicians’ interest as well, writes Gautam Chikermane.