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Indra P Narang

  • The poor more credit-worthy than the filthy rich

    The first document Chandrababu Naidu signed after being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Seemandhra on June 8, 2014, was a loan waiver to the farmers to the tune of Rs54,000 crore. This was a pre-election promise that had to be fulfilled. We know of several instances of politicians doling out...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • State has shied away from providing quality education

    For almost 500 years, Vedic hymns were never written. It’s not that the written script of the language had not developed but there was fear that the written text would fall in the hands of undesirable people and the monopoly over this knowledge would be lost. So, an elaborate system was devised to...

    Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • By god, it's a lucrative business and tax-free too

    Oh! A statue under another giant tree located at the busy crossroads. I noticed this while going for my morning walk and instantly knew that placing the statue would be followed by construction of walls and boundary, converting the place into a temple. I felt a strong impulse to pick up the statue...

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • India's insatiable appetite for the yellow metal

    Indra P NarangNo day passes without a story in the media about the customs in Mumbai and some other international airport in the country catching travellers trying to smuggle gold into the country. These passengers hide their gold in all kinds of cavities — natural or man-made — be it in their...

    Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 1:55pm