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Do US and Europe need the Nano?

During the mid- and late-1990s, multinational carmakers were launching older editions of their hot-selling cars in the Indian market. Rumors were that some MNCs even brought in their junked plant material and machinery into India, in the name of foreign direct investment.

March 23, 2009 by

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Of Facebookers and the Facebook-nots

Strange things tend to happen during a recession. A recent report by Economist Intelligence Unit (Global Economic Outlook 2009-10) states that during recession, lipstick sales tend to go up.

March 15, 2009 by

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Reflections of an eternal optimist

We are left with very few hours of 2008--a rather volatile and difficult year for most of us. I have been meeting quite a few people of late--business tycoons, fund managers, senior executives at multinational firms, consultants and lots of ordinary salaried workers belonging to varied industries.

December 31, 2008 by

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Is it wise to buy latest, expensive gadgets?

Over the years, I have realized that when it comes to technology, the world can be divided into two kinds of people (no, I am not referring to the digital divide): One, the gadget freaks (who will save, beg or borrow to buy their dream gadget); and two, the wiser ones--who want value for money, and couldn't care less about brands and the latest gizmos in town.If you invest in expensive gadgets, you are exposed to threats from the 3Ts-–tumbling value, thieves and technology.

November 25, 2008 by

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Diwali, amid the economic slowdown

This has been the quietest Diwali that I can recall. Maybe the one in 1929 was equally bad, but then, I don't know anyone who was alive then to recall "Diwali in the year of the Great Depression".

October 26, 2008 by

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