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Sell off BSNL, MTNL, Air India, Airport Authority & others in the services sector –  Government has no business to be in hospitality. Privatise portions of Indian Railways especially coaches and stations, Government has no role here too. I wrote the above in 2014, as part of my wish list to the (then) new Government of Mr Narendra Modi. After five years, they seem to be taking steps in this direction, recently the Finance Ministry has recommended the closure of BSNL & MTNL. If this really happens, I welcome the move and wish Air India and others join the list.…

ISR and CSR

Till some years ago, it was an accepted fact, that the purpose of a company should be to maximize shareholder value – an idea popularised by American honchos. Now, this idea is being questioned. There are many alternative views being…

Science is fascinating and sometimes unbelievable too like in this case. If we think exploitation is a human trait born out of our greed, we are not alone, even fungi exhibit this behaviour! The fungus is a microorganism such as yeasts and moulds as well as the more familiar mushrooms. Check out this Economist article quoting a study just published in Current Biology by Toby Kiers of the Free University of Amsterdam: //In the soil, where plants’ roots meet fungal hyphae, there are trading posts. Like cunning merchants who know how to make a profit, fungi exploit resource scarcity by…

(Representative picture) Labourers working in a construction site

“கடந்த சில வருடங்களாகவே தமிழகத்தில் கட்டுமான வேலை செய்ய, தச்சு வேலை செய்ய, தொழிற்சாலைகளில் கடினமான வேலைகளைச் செய்யத் தமிழ்நாட்டில் இருந்து வேலையாட்கள் கிடைப்பதில்லை, வர மாட்டேன் என்கிறார்கள், அப்படியே வந்தாலும் கடினமான வேலைகளைச் செய்யத் தயங்கி வேலையை விட்டு விடுகிறார்கள்”, இதுபோன்ற புகார்கள் பல தொழில் நிறுவனங்களிடமிருந்து நாம் கேட்கிறோம். இன்று சென்னை போன்ற…