Sunday, November 27, 2022
http://www.firstpost.com/business/in-praise-of-small-sector-why-it-is-the-unsung-hero-of-india-inc-2737656.html India's economy: three cheers for the small sector; only two for the large Read Part I of this article here. Nobody denies that India needs to think big. It needs large corporations that can stand up to the headwinds of global...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/the-indian-private-sector-is-vibrant-never-mind-what-many-others-may-say-2734868.html The Indian private sector is doing better than imagined by many Read Part II of this article here. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has just released data on the finances of 237,398 non-government non-financial (NGNF) private limited companies. It shows...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/the-supreme-court-and-religion-in-india-a-blinkered-perspective-2731538.html Religion: The Supreme Court can make big mistakes as well . . .? Editor's note: This is the concluding segment of a three-part series on Hinduism, godmen and the judiciary The Supreme Court appears to have made the right sounds...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/courting-god-the-supreme-court-attempts-to-rescue-indias-temples-2730860.html Why the Supreme Court's intervention is crucial for saving Indian temples Editor's note: This is the second segment in a three-part series on Hinduism, godmen and the judiciary. What is Hinduism? One of the best definitions comes from the Supreme Court itself...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/from-sri-sri-to-baba-ramdev-does-hinduism-produce-more-godmen-than-other-faiths-2730658.html Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series on Hinduism, godmen and the judiciary Do Hindus produce more godmen? It may sound surprising. Christianity produced only one saint in India — Mother Teresa — during the past three...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/iit-fees-hike-to-fix-the-institutes-its-essential-to-focus-on-the-foundation-2721406.html The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) fee hike has highlighted once again the very lopsided approach of the Indian government towards higher education. Much of this lop-sidedness has a lot to do with the vision of the first Indian...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/indian-students-abroad-the-darker-side-of-indias-higher-education-myopia-2720800.html Some people are aghast at the government’s decision to hike education fees for the IITs. Ask them to look at the fees that foreign universities charge. It is then that you begin to realise how myopic some of India’s policymakers...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/the-resurrection-of-class-tests-for-schools-to-improve-the-annual-filtering-of-students-needs-to-be-restored-urgently-2718716.html Last week, the Union ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) stated that it was drafting an amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which will also provide that a student must get two chances if his performance is...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/iit-fees-hike-jump-from-rs-90000-a-year-to-rs-2-lakh-is-still-not-high-enough-and-heres-why-2718988.html The Union ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has just announced that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will increase their annual tuition fees from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh. “A decision to hike the fee over two-fold...
http://www.firstpost.com/india/marathwada-drought-the-region-is-parched-impoverished-and-desperate-the-exploiters-turned-into-the-exploited-2715116.html Maharashtra is a state full of contradictions. It is a state rife with more inequality than most. And it is a state where each territory tries to exploit, and ends up feeling exploited. The cries for water and the spurt in suicides...