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Note ban has and may continue to result in a slowdown: SBI

Post-demonetisation, there has been a surge in the CASA deposits of banks. As per a RBI report, the sharp increase in the share of CASA deposits in aggregate deposits to 39.30 per cent resulted in a reduction in the cost ...

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Across the aisle: The Make In India flop show

PM Modi was therefore absolutely right when he stated that his government’s goal was to give the highest priority to ‘Make in India’ and called upon the world’s manufacturing companies to “Come and make in India”. No large country can ...

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From the Vedic age to the Mughals and the Raj: The colourful history of alcohol consumption in India

The alcoholic beverages that the neo Puritans heading various state governments seem intent on banning have been around forever. Despite all the shrill debates about Hindustan and its culture, its dramatic and suffering core – call it Hindustaniyat if you ...

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An open letter to ‘nationalist’ Arnab Goswami! The nation wants to know! #Republic

A few days back, while I was travelling to my office, a tweet from your yet-to-be launched news channel Republic took me by surprise. It was a tweet addressed to the Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi. And, I have to ...

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School is liberating young women, society is holding them back

On a sunny afternoon in April, Deepmala, Jyoti Maurya, and Priyanka Rai, made a triumphant return to the Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School in C block, Sangam Vihar — a year after they graduated as the toppers of their batch. ...

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