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by: Shashi Tharoor
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, known for his outspoken candor when he was the U.S. ambassador in New Delhi in the mid-1970s, used to enjoy comparing the port cities of Singapore, Rangoon and Calcutta. In the late 1940s they were much alike: bustlin...
by: S.N.Ravichandran
The incident that I am about to narrate took place in May 1980. Central Excise was a department which had unfettered rights to enter any company and inspect the books, seize material and arrest company officials if they suspected that Excise duty was...
by: Shashi Tharoor
The patriarch of Kirloskar  family, not without bitterness, compared his situation with that of Japan's Toyota. In 1947 S. L. Kirloskar, despite the obstacles thrown in his way by the British Raj, was already a manufacturer of some consequence, with...