The Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
Elections of course are far more complex...but one thing may be said – the pundits, often sitting at the upper end of the economic pyramid, are more likely to read it wrong. They get it the least, and today it can be said that they probably also matter the least!
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
It will be sometime before the depth of Narendra Modi’s electoral sweep sinks in and a much longer time before the phenomenon is better understood. The Prime Minister was right in telling his party workers that this country has truly given him a lot and that political pundits will have to revisit... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
Clawbacks are not uncommon in the US and can be particularly gratifying for shareholders and many groups of stakeholders, particularly when the money being taken back is from a former and powerful business leader who is seen in violation of regulations, trust and actions that have brought losses... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
There are a host of considerations that rule, and not all of them are easily fathomed by city folk who tend to prefer the so-called national parties and pre-set alliances. Some of these dynamics are now opening up the reading, tentative, early and not backed up well, that the SP-BSP combine is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
Even for those who might have held Rajiv Gandhi culpable in the mass of allegations around the Bofors gun, his death brought that conversation to an end. That is the Indian way – not to speak ill of the dead, to forgive and to let bygones be bygones.
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr. John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
There is much debate on the Indian National Congress campaign promise of NYAY – justice in English but in Hindi an acronym for ‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’, or the Minimum Guarantee Scheme, under which the poorest 20 per cent households would receive Rs.72,000 per annum if the proposal turns into policy.... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
In the midst of a heated campaign for the upcoming national elections, the death of a local school teacher in police custody in Jammu & Kashmir didn’t make the headlines. In Jammu & Kashmir, it has set off a new round of protests, angered more citizens and made it that much more difficult... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
The chowkidar is, quite unfortunately, not the most loved or respected entity in Indian society. Examples of this are everywhere. Before the 1980s, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) worked like chowkidars and were regarded as the “watch and ward” staff with weak discipline and uncertain judicial... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The story of Nirav Modi leading a rather comfortable life in London appears to have galvanised Indian authorities to action. Reports now say the CBI has sought his immediate arrest, and that a UK warrant could be only weeks away. The swift response after the UK Telegraph’s interview with Mr. Modi,... read more

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