Implementation At Short Notice Is One
the quick passing of the VAT (Value
Added Tax) Bill, the coming New Year's
Day is slated to usher in VAT, in
Tamil Nadu. Business Line contacted Mr
S. Sridharan, a Madurai-based
chartered accountant, who specialises
in VAT. Here is his take on . .
States Have Great Future'
My Government has so far
received more than 100 proposals for
setting up various industrial units in
the State and 61 of them have been
cleared. But we need to gear up our
infrastructure, particularly power and
For A Small, Corrupt Clique Close To
The Palace, Most Nepalese Don’t Need
A King Even Emotionally’
You spent decades
underground, and now you’re out in
the open. How does that feel on the
purely personal level?
Ali, Aidwa President
Interview with Subhashini
Ali, president, All India Democratic
The Best It Offshoring Strategy?
Adopt contractual provisions that reflect best
international risk management
practice, involving a balance between
customer-friendly provisions and the
need to reduce the chances that any
one contract might affect the ability
of the supplier... . . .
Wireless Connectivity Is The Future
As Bangalore is set to be the
first metropolis to be WiMax-enabled,
there is a lot of expectation on how
the government, the service provider,
will ensure seamless Internet
connectivity. M N Vidyashankar,
secretary IT and BT, govern-ment of .
Expect India To Be To Unilever What
China Has Been To Other Companies'
I expect HLL to be a net
provider of talent and technology to
'Dalits Have Been Made Pawns So Many
helps no one", says reluctant
interviewee Vijay Tendulkar. The
78-year-old playwright, whose searing
works on contemporary issues have
achieved a cult status, tells Jyoti
Punwani that he feels powerless about
the lynching of a Dalit family . .
Interview: Ex-Navy Chief Admiral
The Chief of Naval Staff,
Admiral Arun Prakash's tenure ends on
Tuesday, October 31. An illustrious
career that took a hit with the War
Room leak and its alleged connection
with the Scorpene contract.
Education Is A Problem... If The
Economy Is To Grow At 9 Per Cent,
Skills Will Become A Constraint’
As finance secretary to the
then finance minister, Manmohan Singh,
he helped craft India’s economic
Interview With Siddhartha Deb
the son of migrants from East Bengal,
Siddhartha Deb has a different take on
language, literature, politics and the
points where they intersect.
It is important to have
rational debate on issues, feels
Jostein Gaarder, the Norwegian
Fanned Muslim Communalism
"Today the government
only protects obscurantist
organisations and seeks their help to
win electoral support."
Will Tackle Women’S Problems
Simi Kamal, Member,
Pakistan’s National Commission on
the Status of Women (NCSW), was in New
Delhi very recently.
'We Twist History But Don't Read It'
A renowned critic once wrote that Lahore-based Urdu writer
Intizar Husain's fiction "digs
deep, exposing layer after layer of an
existence steeped in nostalgia,
reverie and a sense of shadowy
Taking A Wise Approach To Bilateral
"What we are doing is to
see what we can do sector-by-sector to
deepen and strengthen the bilateral
trading relationship. This is what we
have done with other trading partners
before we launched something like an
FTA... " — MR KARAN K. BHATIA,
. . .
Spectrum Too Should Be Priced'
The Tatas’ recent
suggestion that 2G spectrum be priced
has generated a huge controversy and
polarised the industry. Dr Mukund
Rajan, director, Tata Teleservices,
the author of the proposal, speaks on
the reasons behind his recommendations
to the . . .