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Visionary Talks Series
Trithesh Nandan was Special Correspondent with Governance Now
At the top, govt banks set to be all-boys club!
Lily Thomas vs the Union of India
Bank defaulters should not be allowed to contest elections, AIBEA writes to EC
For BJP, road to Delhi is from Varanasi this time
In UP, politics for the folks comes in heartland one-liners!
Telangana was always a separate entity: Madhu Goud Yaskhi
The craft of graft, and how it grew over the years
Bandhs tell a tale: India could see a revival of shutdowns
Where are good netas, asks techie turned AAP leader eyeing Kanpur LS ticket
Outsiders throng Modi rally, Lucknow locals aloof
Mathura irked with sitting MP, BJP gaining turf
New book on Ambedkar explores his ideas on the gamut of Indian life
80% brass set to retire, PSU banks look at dry days
Looking at NPAs of women-led PSU banks
Taking on RIL, is Kejriwal fighting on too many fronts?
Seniors packed off to RS, Rahul signature writ large on Cong poll plans
"As leader of the ship PM can`t say his integrity is beyond question"
"PM should have learnt art of biting"
In this bank, bottom-line is trust!
Is banking system ignoring where credit is due?
"Rotary expects India to become fully literate by 2017"
Meet the man who forced govt to include HIV-positive people in health insurance
PM boasts of fulfilled promises, civil society cries foul
State finance commissions a big setback, not of much help: report
"Higher turnout does not indicate a deepening of democracy"
Higher voter turnout will add depth to system of governance: CEC
PSU bank staff wage a war for wage hike
Pappu Yadav books a query: Is pen mightier than the gun?
"There is a little bit of India fatigue in the US"
4 crore `missing toilets` raise the stink
Need to overhaul business correspondent model of financial inclusion: Canara Bank CMD
Are Manmohan`s Russia, China trips UPA`s diplomatic policy swansong?
India ranks 63rd on global hunger index
Dear Omar, Salman, it`s wrong to dismiss Keran as just a `skirmish`
In NY, another Indo-Pak talk therapy
An officer and a writer: beyond mundane bureaucratic notes
Will Pranab sign the Lalu ordinance to undo SC ruling?
Women`s education in India can bring down U-5 mortality by 61 percent: UNESCO
Retired bank staff seek better pension structure
`STs face most discrimination in central govt jobs`
A look at how SBI is preparing to be State Bank of World
Need banks to finance infrastructure projects in newer ways: Rangarajan
US can learn from India`s food security experience: Ami Bera
Banking norms of countries should serve their own needs: UN
Is Manmohan govt driving economy down wrong lane? UN report thinks so!
Productive in monsoon: MPs have worked more in parliament this session!
As fiscal blues raid, where are our smart economists?
"In a fragmented society, scenario planning is the best"
Pvt pharma players to `tackle` malnutrition as part of CSR
"Has private sector solved malnutrition problem anywhere in the world?"
In Manipur, human rights panel is just a signboard
"Marching orders at 10 pm is not a nice feeling"
Poonch and Nawaz Sharif`s summer test
A look at how economists spar
MP villagers rise against coal block, minister assures probe
Education sector turned for-profit by business groups, politicians
Firefighter of the saffron fold
Sudhir Kumar Jain named CMD of Syndicate Bank
Lancet rejects `commercial exploitation` of nutrition campaign
Fraudulent firms` revenue grew during slowdown
NDMA lectures as the hills crumble
Till recently Tehri dam`s backer, World Bank now cries for green cause!
Nature`s fury might become routine: World Bank
Feeding the hawk: Sharif’s gambit
Gold doesn`t glitter for India`s economy, says govt
No money to fix environmental harms, honey!
Jemima: a different crusader
Poverty eradication: UN sets new deadline - 2030
Caste discrimination a violation of human rights: UN experts
Is new CAG too close to UPA for public comfort?
One bank gives leg up to dreams in a UP village
MHA babus promoted for more pension: audit
India slack on corruption, says UN body
Promises good, time for Nawaz to deliver to Delhi
Rahul imprint clear in Karnataka CM`s selection
Black money: A white man`s burden
Cobrapost sting picks holes in ‘clean image’ of PSU banks, LIC
Suspend banks` branch licenses: Bahal
Cobrapost now stings PSU banks, names Andhra minister
"India doesn`t have robust oil and gas infrastructure"
India-China: Of tents and fear of a pitched battle
Who will bell the CAG? How not to select Vinod Rai’s successor
UN projects liberal estimation of India`s growth
UN meet soon, India ill-prepared with anti-graft measures
How about a business chamber for Muslim entrepreneurs?
Climate change can`t fight with the rising fuel subsidies
India suggests more parameters for HDI
Modi’s perestroika for MEA
Only 81 Indian firms join UN anti-graft campaign
“Random trials are undemocratic in nature”
Excised from career growth
Manipur rights panel dysfunctional since 2010
Proper sanitation can reap economic gains
KFA now history, will banks move to fix big bad loans?
Nepal, Bangladesh beat Kerala, AP in reducing poverty
Get more bang for development bucks
Kim’s personal touch – tackling TB in India
Drug abuse survey tardy in Manipur, Maharashtra
Budget, high on rhetoric: civil society groups
Budget high on rhetoric: civil society groups
“Govt engagement with think tanks not enough”
Excise superintendents opt for mass protest
India strong on audit, weak in involving citizens in budget process
From Pak with war: Malik brings up new front
More Indians behaving like middle class: Friedman
Need for `fair governance` over `good governance`
Cash transfer scheme gets global praise
‘Pre-budget meeting in mid-Jan of no use’
State of education
“Govt funding of NGOs a major scam”
Lack of political will to blame for plight of Muslims
Slow growth thing of past for India: WB
“Government efforts are just window dressing for Muslims”
Is Pak brutality along LoC part of pre-poll noise?
Modi`s Gujarat is No. 1 in economic freedom, MP fastest growing
“Lack of basic facilities a catastrophic failure”
India ranks 94 on corruption index
Cash transfer scheme can read Mexico lessons
India Inc asked to shun Paris, check out UK
I`m Jantar Mantar: An account of history`s tryst with politics
Greenhouse gases on the rise, warns UN report
Politics begins over Kasab hanging
“Marching orders at 10 pm is not a nice feeling”
Reading Obama’s lips
Swamy & his foes; Rahul loses round one
India`s arms acquisition process needs an overhaul: report
Finally, good news for endangered Gangetic dolphins
“Energy is the main constraint for a second green revolution”
Indian women face barriers in inheriting land
India as hungry today as it was sixteen years back
Landless marchers force govt’s hand
Delhi Police special cell is a group of licensed marauders: report
More elderly women than men in India by 2050: UNFPA
Ear to the ground
Ear to the ground
Revolution and rebellion in JNU
Majority Indians lack faith in economy
“Doha Round has to be resolved bit by bit”
Belgium looks at investment in India
“There is serious problem with CPM`s political direction”
Cracks in the other Red Fort: CPM faces revolt in own backyard
92 percent Indian blame govt for financial mess
UN favours call for taxing billionaires to help poor
India preferred destination for FDI in 2011: UN
`India’s open defecation is a global scandal`
“No parliament is supreme. Only citizen is supreme”
Shimla mayor, his deputy to work for 16 hrs a day
India, China likely to face global garbage crisis by 2025
Traffic emissions alarming in India, China: report
The crumbling state assembly sessions
“India is not stealing water”
India’s growth slumps to 5.3% in the fourth quarter
"Poor awareness about Lyngdoh Committee"
“Citizen, not parliament, is supreme in true democracy”
Separate planning board for Muslims suggested
Activists plan another agitation to save Ganga
Bt Brinjal a threat to ecological balance: Greenpeace
Basu fears global financial crisis in 2014
SC, ST forum accuses govt of diverting funds
US meets an assertive India
A little lesson in democracy – from Pakistan
“Indian foreign policy is behaving the American way”
"Economic growth without equality"
Anna to PM: what`s wrong with defence?
“Growing middle class is the most exciting social transformation”
Zardari visit in three words: Ho hum, handshakes and hope
`People`s voice must be heard on Ganga clean-up`
"Having the a-bomb and eating grass did Pak no good"
IDSA releases archives of India’s nuclear history
NGOs most trusted institutions: survey
BRICS no different from the other blocs: Report
House in disorder
Civil society leaders flay poverty figures
Funds not reaching Punjab, Bihar schools on time
NGOs move towards bridging trust deficit
Israel ready to help India check Ganga pollution
Untilised funds reflect government’s policy paralysis
Farmers demand separate budget for eco fertilisers
Drug trade through private couriers worries NCB
NGOs fume over govt crackdown
Indian youth disapproves of dynasty politics
Government wakes up to CBRN risks
Women`s participation must for economic growth
Poor governance, corruption makes India `high risk`
India needs to pick up pace to meet MDGs
CO2 emission cut was never part of MDGs: Ramesh
Women prefer mobiles over toilets: Ramesh
Hungry generation: India’s children starve as food gets costlier
India hints at more energy trade with Iran
“Economics is two parts wonder drug and one part snake oil”
BRAI bill state govts` role: Greenpeace
Women survey for better empowerment
Aged people the most poor: UN
Dystopia ahead: A new strategy needed for India`s growing cities
Green revolution running out of steam: UN panel
NREGS work to be more eco-friendly: Ramesh
Rly restructure roadmap in budget likely
Negative campaign flies high
‘Why only Tatas, why not give sops to dalit businessman?’
Rights watchdog criticises health care in India
India, China will prop world economy: UN
CVC to out new CWG scams
MNREGS re distributes wealth: WEF
Reading Pakistani tea leaves: what’s the worst that can happen
Why call malnutrition `national shame` now, Mr PM?
"India is facing a stable famine situation"
All they want is dignity
Dignity is in short supply and govts are responsible for it
Dignity deficit in the world: Social Watch
Microfinance sector needs an early warning system
"Mr PM, you are punishing better-governed states"
Economic superpower with malnourished belly
‘India matters to world food security’
India`s nutrition security? Wait till 2043
Scary! Nutrition security only by 2043
Doha Round may conclude in 2014: Rahul Khullar
Inflation likely to moderate in 2012
Global protests, local concerns
Amartya Sen not appalled at falling Indian rupee
`India`s anti-poverty schemes shameful`
"Banks’ failure brought rural indebtedness"
"Retail FDI will boost food security"
Inequality rampant in Indian cities
MNREGS to prop disaster management projects
Road map for voluntary sector in the 12th five year plan
Forget GDP, at least graft rank is going up
Use RETs to bring down energy deficieny: UNCTAD
Economists to blame for the bubble-burst
12th plan ignores hunger: Saxena
More than half of us are below poverty line
MNREGS vs graft, not centre vs state
Hazare movement a huge example for the world: Yale prof
Malnutrition worse in Gujarat than in Orissa
World Bank warns India of growth slowdown
"Plan panel for private propserity"
Stop playing the number game
No urban planner in plan panel since 1996: Pronab Sen
Gender justice needs political will, not GDP growth: World Bank
Rising GDP can`t shrink gender disparities: WB
India 67th on hunger list
Poor literacy, employment among UP, AP Muslims
Land row brings activists together
Land acquisition an emotive issue: UN-HABITAT
India`s sex ratio second-most skewed in the world: WB
"UPA considers Muslims fools"
Gun-deaths pile up in UP
India ranked 56 in global competitiveness
No funds for SCs and STs in JNNURM
How serious is this govt about fighting corruption?
Balance between parl and public opinion ideal
Govt sanctions prosecution only for 1.73 pc of graft cases with CVC
"Parl should address large public sentiment effectively"
Who does the buck stop with?
Govt forcing cash transfer on Delhites
"Seed liability bill needed on the lines of n-liablity"
GM food not the panacea: Basudeb Acharya
Centre’s minority schemes have failed completely: Survey
A stonger CBI would have made Lokpal irrelevant: Manish Tewari
Philosophers, not economists, needed to run India: top economist Lehmann
FDI in India dropped in 2010: UN report
"We do not need economists, but philosophers to run the country"
US aiming at bigger bite of India`s clean energy pie
Caste, religion-based inequity begins at village level
Prices to moderate (probably in 2017): Montek
Girl child poses a global challenge
Left criticises govt on keeping CBI outside RTI purview
UPA II failed to keep promises in second year too: WNTA
Financially excluded households put India to shame
FM hopeful of an encore of last year`s growth performance
Team Anna writes to parties clarifying stand
Theatre of protest
Japan to help India in the safety of nuke reactors
"Much depends on how active India is in bringing black money back"
Terrorist turns activist, supports Baba`s campaign
Why the PM should be brought under Lokpal
How much land do developers need?
FICCI critises NAC’s proposal on land acq
India’s growth to moderate in 2011-12: UN
UN puts NHRC, Balakrishnan under scanner
World Bank’s privatisation panacea
We have more crorepati, tainted MLAs now
World Bank supports cash transfer for PDS
Exporting democratic values
Two-way mechanism to stop corruption in PPP
Low carbon report a missed chance: Greenpeace
‘I am not a rubber stamp sarpanch’
Renewable energy could form 80 pc of world energy supply by 2050
Facebook vs. Greenpeace
Inflation still plaguing India`s growth: ESCAP
What China can learn from India
Govt rushed consultations over 12th plan: NGOs
Misgovernance nursing Al Qaeda
Health insurance for senior citizens: industry laments govt inaction
Women panchayat leaders raise concern over drinking water
June 1 launch for Oxfam India`s food justice campaign
Delhi slums say no to cash transfers
Plan panel to present 12th plan approach to PM on April 21
Indian Inc supports Anna Hazare
India more engaging with LDCs: UN report
AIDS getting feminised in India and globally: UNAIDS
Indian industry is energy effcient: UN
MFIs lack transparency: report
Govt`s coal mining deliberations undemocratic: civil society
Panel to draft microfinance regulation bill
Regulation for microfinance sector soon: Govt
Indian MFIs pledge support to Yunus
AP races ahead in states` economic freedom rankings
India lags in women`s representation in politics
Budget a missed opportunity for the social sector: CBGA
India a hub of designer drugs: INCB
A budget unfriendly to children?
Budget has little for the common man: CBGA
No more freebies for VIPs, please!
Countdown to budget 2011-2012
"State budgets should be more transparent"
Gujarat tops in budget transparency
ImagIndia Institute launches clean India campaign
Inflation marring India’s growth story: World Bank
Budget for rural infra, NGOs tell government
World Bank lauds Bihar turnaround
Facebook as a rebel force
"Singapore got over its water crisis, so can India"
India`s growth fails to tackle poverty: Social Watch
Minorities should get more budgetary provisions: CBGA
India`s renewable energy largely untapped: World Bank
Food price speculation a major concern: UN
Agri, nutrition policy disconnect hitting country`s health
"Sarpanch not just a signing authority"
When governance fails...
Punjab`s organic ferstilisation spending low: Greenpeace
Police reforms stumbling on govt apathy: CHRI
Draft revisions in Doha round favour developed countries: report
PM calls for police reforms, four years after SC asked for it
India "not desperate" to sign WTO deal
Activists call for immediate release of Dr. Binayak Sen
Power ministry adopts credits trading for energy efficiency
South Asia has the highest vulnerable employment rate: report
Govt announces five–pronged strategy to track black money
Lessons in political opposition
NHRC selections dubious, believes UN
India ranks 15th in slush funds flow ignominy
India to use British expertise to maintain roads
India`s growth set to beat China`s in 2012: WB
NGOs raise high inflation concern at pre-budget talks
Huge inequity in healthcare delivery in India: Binayak Sen
Governing the commons
Involve locals to stop resource destruction: Nobel laureate
Pune is not pedestrian-friendly: survey
Learn from Israeli judiciary
10 reports that shamed India in 2010!
Every fourth MP may have a conflict of interest: study
India, China may face slow growth in 2011: UN
Poll reforms to see the light of the day
Corruption falling in public services: Survey
China sidelines most issues but trade, UNSC
No rivalry with India: Wen Jiabao
Least productive session of Parl since 1985
India`s infra woes top deterrent for MNCs
India seeks Chinese investment in infrastructure
Sibal moots JPC on Parl stalling by oppn
Mining industry arming Maoists with explosives: report
Govt to revise growth forecast next week
Water footprint a step towards conservation: Govt
NREGA not helping rural India: Rajasthan sarpanch
Money and muscle ruled Bihar election
Why does MFN status still elude India, foreign secretary asks Pakistan
Delhi partners UN body for women`s safety
Govt to regulate MFIs` interest rates: FM
CAG report not final word: Mukherjee
From independence to now, graft has cost India $462 bn
Poor people not in the scheme of things for MFIs
WB to fund road safety in three Indian states
Rethink business model and rectify mistakes: govt to MFIs
Inclusive plan for 2012-17?
Raise development issues at G20 meet: NGOs to PM
India hopeful of trade agreement with US
Indo-US relations: a new lilt or still gathering silt?
Indo-US CEOs forum bets big on infra
US backing for India`s UNSC bid a "bounced cheque": Talbott
An Indian village`s souring American dream
Kentucky not chickening out of outsourcing deals with India
N-deal does not mean Indo-US partnership: Carnegie report
Civil society groups will help shape twelfth plan
Walmart sees great opportunity in India
Govt budgets remain opaque in India: CBGA
Indo-US ties not a donor-donee relationship: US
CNAS advocates “bold leap forward” in Indo-U.S. ties
Separate funds for NGOs in twelfth Plan
Rising India good for US: former White House official
Obama`s India sojourn may not deliver: US think-tank
Focus on projects, not industries for economic inclusion, say activists
Agnivesh hits out at PM’s growth policies
No chill in Indo-US relations: Summers
Army, air force differ in defence priorities
Mobile phone a poverty reduction tool: UNCTAD
India`s underfed children make CWG look like an excess
India slips further down on Global Hunger Index
India tripled its wealth in the past decade
Poor financing leaves 70 million Indians without houses
Glasgow not to fail its poor: Lord Smith
IMF pegs India`s growth at 9.7 pc in 2010
No WB funding for dedicated freight corridors
Tiger to outpace dragon by 2013?
More FDI for India post CWG: govt
Criminal record no hurdle for Bihar assembly ticket
Clearance delays biggest hurdle for hydel growth: power ministry
Prez to declare Games open: UK diplomats
Prez to declare Games open: UK diplomats
Kalmadi still not lost on India hosting Olympics
Delhiites confident about the CWG: survey
CWG fiasco will not affect US investment in India: US envoy
ADB sees India growing at 8.5%
CWG fiasco may cost India $90 billion: report
Girls in Indian cities live in fear
India 3rd most powerful nation: US report
MDG summit opens, India’s report has little to cheer about
‘Parliament should keep eye on MDGs commitment’
One-third drop in maternal deaths worldwide
US wants India to follow global N-liablity norms
Indian economy is growing, job sector is not: UNCTAD
US downplays domestic nuke concerns, outsourcing controversy
Outsourcing ban to figure in Indo-US talks
Mr PM, will you do something to help our sick and dying children?
60% Indians don`t agree with PM on feeding the hungry
Poverty is here to stay for long, believe urban Indians
Manmohan has no time for country`s rivers
Navi Mumbai airport won`t solve the problem: study
‘What is Mukesh Ambani doing at UN MDG advocacy group?’
Navi Mumbai airport no long-term solution: study
‘PM not sure who is representing India at the UN MDGs summit’
India`s metros cut sorry figures in global rankings
‘Green fund for climate adaptation may come up this year’
"Government is itself a hurdle for tackling Naxalism"
Govt charting new path to road safety
Has LS been misled on safety of LPG cylinders?
Greenpeace campaign for soil-health launched
Non-lethal strikes could have avoided Kashmir deaths: Aiyar
N-liability bill being scrutinised clause-by-clause: Parl committee
Mumbai airport a high-flier in international rankings
N-energy may not be a low-carbon option: UNCTAD
New inflation measure likely by August
FM happy with 8.5 pc growth
Indian men feel more entitled to jobs over women: study
Biting Kishenji`s bullet to take a train home during the bandh
Habibullah on the World Bank’s Appeal Board
Our own RTI inspires World Bank to share information
Report warns of huge per capita water decline in India
Punjab is getting into a stupor!
India suffers from rising abuse of prescription drugs
`Panel on hydro projects has a pro-dam chairman`
India to get $9.3 billion of WB loans for 2009-10
India nowhere near the Millennium Development goalpost
Botswana offers agri sector JVs to India
Organic farming a profitable venture: Greenpeace
India still trapped in subcontinental mindset
India, China rich list continue to grow: report
India’s growth could be faster than projected: WB
More nukes in Pak than in India: SIPRI
US to provide assistance on naxal threat, if requested
“We are taking a snapshot of the population”
Urban migration linked with obesity, diabetes
Decline of radiation levels in Mayapuri: Greenpeace
Mayapuri sitting on radiation hazard zone: Greenpeace
India to learn urban policing from New York and London: PC
Centre to pump in more funds in Naxal-affected areas
Shocking rise in govt banks` dues, Pranab told
Telangana cold vibes in scorching Delhi
India, Japan to cooperate on N-energy
“Lack of transparency in governance exists in South Asia"
`Why is good governance not on SAARC agenda?`
Railways` PPPs are getting bogged down
20-km target a long way to go: Kamal Nath
Indian cities needs $2.2 trillion to meet infra demands: McKinsey
If everything in life has a purpose, what is Backward Classes Bureau doing?
More Indians use cell phones than toilets: UN University
Maoists top violators of human rights in India - report
ADB sees India growing at 8.2% in 2010
EVMs might be endangering democracy
Rajya Sabha becomes crorepati club
India invites US to invest in infrastructure
US secretary`s visit to cement Indo-US financial partnership
Educational inequality begins early - NCAER report
Muslim groups demand job quota
Downtrodden Muslims demand greater representation
Gender equality a distant dream: UNDP
"India can`t eradicate poverty by 2015"
End of poverty still a dream
What people want from the budget
Nitin Gadkari slams election commission on EVMs
Not powerful enough to do what I plan: Montek
People tell govt: Wada Na Todo