Taming the ‘Not Now’ habit

Shivaji Mohinta Procrastination is defined by the Merriam–Webster Collegiate Dictionary as “to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done now”. It is a challenge we have all faced at some point or the other. It is a state of acting against...

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Road ahead for RBI

SN Misra In the RBI’s 83-year history, two governors have resigned before their terms ended — Sir Osborne Smith (1937) and Sir Benegal Rama Rau (1957). While Smith could not stomach the government’s wont to dominate the central bank, Rau resigned over differences with the...

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A rebellion for ecological democracy

Debendra Kumar Biswal Thursday, November 15, is the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda (1875-1900), known as Dharti Abba or Bhagwan among adivasis of eastern India. Besides being a freedom fighter, his ideas of customary rights to territories, control of dispossession and utilisation of land and...

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Best antibiotic is one not needed

Guruprasad Mohanta The way we live has been changing. “Save for the rainy days” is the new mantra. This is also true for antibiotics. Owing to the development of antibiotic resistance, these drugs are losing effectiveness. Sensitive bacteria of today become superbugs of tomorrow. The...

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No explicit bar

The judicial system in Western Odisha has been paralysed for the past two months over the demand for establishment of a permanent High Court Bench, and there is no sign of the system recovering in the near future, as lawyers appear to be in a...

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Enshrine freedom

If you ask Indians what sort of India they want, almost all will say they want a powerful and prosperous one. The most powerful nation in the world is the United States of America, which is also one of the most prosperous. It has an...

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Is RBI really autonomous?

The banker of the banks is in trouble recently due to its independent functions being questioned by Modi government. There is an ongoing tussle between government of India and RBI regarding disagreements on setting up interest rates and adoption of monetary policy that controls the...

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Unpalatable

Aakar Patel The books in my house are classified in an unusual fashion. Some are arranged by subject and theme. For example, biographies and autobiographies are in two large bookcases, and within them then they are subdivided by shelf. And so biographies of businessmen are...

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