The Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
This column appears on the morning a lot of us will be glued to our television screens, watching the results of elections to the Assemblies of the States of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. There is no doubt that these are a very important set of results. They will... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
In his own strident way, never giving an inch and always straining to milk dry the argument for his side, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has summed up the frivolousness of the debate on GDP growth rates. The Minister wrote in his blog: “Data based on facts and on the best global practices is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
When UPA-II under Dr. Singh lost to Narendra Modi’s BJP, Dr. Singh lost only his job but it was the Congress that lost everything. This is not to say the Congress did not deserve it, nor is it to divert attention from the scandals that now dog the BJP and the Prime Minister. But it is to be noted... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
We see an unending bout of meaningless growling that sucks out all energy from public debate, reducing everyday conversations to confrontations that are ugly, loud and can only turn away people from engaging with any of the issues of the day.  This lowering of the standards of engagement is a fall... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
This is the season of the RBI being looked at and studied threadbare as the central bank hits the headlines like never before. The one good thing about the current crisis is that there is an attempt to understand this complex animal and how its working impacts common citizens. But not everything... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
In terms of a speech, it is unprecedented in its forthrightness and signals a pushback like none other. It marks an almost unprecedented waving of red flags to bring to the attention of people that the nation will have hell to pay if what is being said is not heeded at this crucial time. And... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
A global movement that focuses on human capital as a driver of change and growth for a new generation is a welcome move. It turns focus from physical infrastructure, a “here and now” issue and therefore more looked at, to human capital, which will yield dividends much later, and can help change... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
M J Akbar has quit. But not before we saw how he wanted to cling on. He was not the one to leave his berth in a hurry. But that failed attempt to hold on was not his decision. That decision was of the Bharatiya Janata Party, in whose arms Akbar has landed after travelling through many a political... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
The resignation of Chanda Kochhar from ICICI Bank has come not a day too soon. Her formal exit from the bank announced on October 4 marks a sorry end to a career that mirrored the rise and transformation of Indian banking – she rose as ICICI grew from a stodgy corporation known for project... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
The killing of an executive by police constables in the dead of night on the streets of Lucknow has sparked outrage across the nation. Sensing the mood, police have registered a second FIR at the instance of the wife of the executive who was hit in the neck by a bullet that shattered the... read more

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