Homeward Bound

The brain drain, the much-touted phenomenon of the 90s seems to be all set for a role reversal. As India turns 67, a reverse brain drain seems to be kicking in. The diaspora’s great minds are flocking back to the resilient economy that has withstood the global meltdown. Taking the flight back is surely an eye-opener to the world’s confidence ...
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INDIA AND THE ENERGY ERA

This gene called education

By Surendra Thankur I received an invite from the sedate Ela Gandhi to the Phoenix Settlement Trust Centre in Inanda Durban. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was slated to attend on 9 July, the location where Gandhi launched his paper the “Indian Opinion”. I proudly related this to my wife, Rookmoney and son Sachin. “What will you tell PM Modi” asked ...

The ‘Disconnect’ Within Us

Naatak’s Harish Agastya in conversation withleading Indian playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar What is the first thought that comes to you when someone says call centers? Someone named ‘Mike’ you talked to at some point on the phone with a not-so-faint Indian accent? An opinion piece you read in your local newspapers about how outsourcing to countries like India was contributing to ...

Climate Change Summit: Saluer to Paris and abhinandan to Delhi!

One of the biggest terror attacks on France could not deter a truly historical event – the Paris Climate Summit. France has set an example. Nations and governments cannot be intimidated by terror – determination and resolve to deal with the toughest of situations is the real power of the free and civilized world! Has the resolve of the French ...