Category Archives: India

K. N. Raj : Democracy and development

IN April 1950, a young economist was sent to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to explain why he had proposed a slow growth rate for the country’s economy in the draft of the First Five Year Plan. At 26, K.N. Raj … Continue reading

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Who named Indian broadcasting services in India ‘All India Radio’?

Lionel Fielden arrived in 1935 to India to become the first controller of broadcasting for the Indian State Broadcasting Services (ISBS) which, in all likelihood, was named after British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Fielden thought that title of ISBS is too … Continue reading

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Jawaharlal Nehru : on Religion

India is suppose to be a religious country above everything else …  I have frequently condemned [religion] and wished to make a clean sweep of it. Almost always it seemed to stand for blind belief and reaction, dogma and bigotry, … Continue reading

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A report on current status of Black Pepper in Kerala

In Volume 29 – Issue 20 :: Oct. 06-19, 2012 THE LAST STAND Throughout history, its production and trade was sought to be monopolised by  various players. In its own homeland, pepper wealth was often used to great advantage by … Continue reading

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Why so little uniqueness?

Now, India, along with Madagaskar, broke away from Africa some 160 million years ago. Don’t know why. Possibly both of them were pissed off. She spent more than 100 million years in isolation before colliding with Asia and thus giving … Continue reading

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