Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Links ...

1. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says, "constraints on India's development are largely on the domestic front." [free registration required]

2. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's take on India's biggest challenges.

3. Shivam Vij on Indian style racism.

4. Tata Steel's recent acquisition of the Anglo-Dutch steel giant Corus is pumping Indians up. Many see it as an indication that "we have arrived." The ToI group has been a boisterous cheerleader, with some tacky antics. Are they deluded? Anand Giridharadas [who blogs here] covers this story for the NYTimes. Amelia Gentleman covers it for The Observer. And, here's Gautam Adhikari in DNA.

5. Apurva thinks that IITs are overrated.


  1. Pratik Ray said...

    Our finance minister thinks (and I tend to agree) that one of the most formidable challenges is in the agriculture sector with as much as 64% land not having assured irrigation.
    This statement assumes special significance in the context of the land unrest is Bengal (esp Singur). I get to hear that Singur actually happens to be one of the well-irrigated farmlands. Pity isnt it, that this had to go for the sake of a car factory.