Tag "India"

Acting: “still low on the scale of being weird”

A young man’s crisis of meaning, captured in a moving eleven-minute film put together on shoestring budget by art students. SCOPE talks with the screenwriter and lead actor of the award-winning Girah.

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Our hopes, in limpid pastel

It is hard to pin down a mental image of what the intangible world of aspirations might look like for any one person — much less for a whole class or a country — but the airy and blossomed sky-houses

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Costing to price

For North American and European multinationals, rapidly-growing emerging market countries like India have long offered appetizing pools of potential customers and low-cost outsourcing opportunities. However, as London Business School professors Nirmalya Kumar and Phanish Puranam argue in their new book,

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After Fukushima, India takes stock

225 million years ago the Indian subcontinent was an island off Australia; the inexorable movement of tectonic plates since that time has smashed it (slowly) into Asia, the crumpling from which collision created the 2900-kilometer Himalayan mountain range. Tectonics has

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A path from the madrassa

Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, India’s national Islamic university, writes in The Times of India on the important role played by this institution in the lives of young Muslims, and in the country at large; after more

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When cheapest will no longer do

In the race for foreign investment, among India’s best-known advantages has been its ability to offer low-cost, English-speaking labour to multinationals looking for a place to build call centres and “follow the sun” programming shops. Indian manufacturing and services companies

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Throwing money at the problem might work

Whether you lean to the left or to the right, careful planning of the delivery of social services is essential to a country’s development. These programs, large and small, require a strong administrative support system to ensure that services reach

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A new kind of “information society”

There’s an information revolution going on in India right now — but not of the Facebook/Twitter/Internet-driven kind. Rather, it’s a revolution engendered by the passage of the 2005 Right to Information Act, known as “RTI”, which enables Indian citizens to

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