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Devangshu Datta

Market analyst, author

Market analyst, author

A Dispassionate Portrait of Kalam's Legacy

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was not the best engineer India has ever produced. Nor was he the most erudite of its 13 presidents. But he was undoubtedly the most-loved person to have ever occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan and his would probably be the first name mentioned (in error) if the man on the street was asked to list pre-eminent Indian scientists.
29/07/2015 9:25 AM IST
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The Budget Has The Stamp Of Delhi Elections On It

The question is, can this government resolve two persistent issues? First, it has to find ways of accelerating green clearances without destroying the environment. Second, it has to find ways of acquiring land for infra projects without sparking huge amounts of civil society resistance. The previous UPA governments signally failed at both tasks.
01/03/2015 2:51 PM IST