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IS INDIA A MATCH FOR CHINA? Questioning the Grounds for Optimism - eBook by G.K. Rajesh

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IS INDIA A MATCH FOR CHINA?
Questioning the Grounds for Optimism

eBook by 

G.K. Rajesh



EBOOK AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT www.ideaindia.com/is-india-a-match-for-china/p/1642/

India and China are two of the largest agrarian economies in the world. China still continues to be a single party ruled, authoritarian state where as India is a multi party democracy with a market economy. After reforms both the countries have attracted global attention by their spectacular achievements in economic growth and trade participation. A current debate is on the comparative performance of the two countries.

Some observe that by 2025 China will be world’s workshop where as India, its office. In this eBook a comparison of the current performance and advancement over the years reveal that India is crawling much behind China if the subject countries are taken as engaged in a running race competition.


GK Rajesh MPhil Scholar, Center for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

INDIAN IT INDUSTRY: A Performance Analysis And A Model For Possible Adoption - eBook by Dr. Somesh Mathur

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INDIAN IT INDUSTRY
A Performance Analysis and a Model for Possible Adoption


eBook by

Dr. SOMESH MATHUR


eBook available from IDEAINDIA.COM at m.ideaindia.com/by_now.php?id=1638-INDIAN%20IT%20INDUSTRY



The present eBook examines the growth performance of India’s IT industries, with particular attention paid to the role of policy in this process. The study recognizes that emergence of a strong Indian IT industry happened due to concerted efforts on the part of the Government, particularly since 1980s, and host of other factors like Government-Diaspora relationships, private initiatives, emergence of software technology parks, clustering and public private partnerships. In this study we further look at the major parameters of the Indian IT and ICT industry in global context and give justification for including the main factors responsible for the IT boom in India. The study has looked into the past and present trends of the Indian IT industry and has considered further n…

PERSPECTIVE OF GROWTH AND CONVERGENCE IN SELECTED SOUTH ASIAN AND EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES: A Data Envelopment Analysis - eBook by Somesh Mathur

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PERSPECTIVE OF GROWTH AND CONVERGENCE IN SELECTED SOUTH ASIAN AND EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
A Data Envelopment Analysis

eBook by

Somesh Mathur

eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/perspectives-of-economic-growth/p/1636/

There has been considerable research inquiry into the causes and nature of differences in growth rates across countries and regions over time. Even small differences in these growth rates, if cumulated over a long period of time, may have substantial impact on the standards of living of people. Despite considerable research on the subject, cross-country and cross-regional income disparities are on rise over time. Understanding the causes behind such inequalities is essential to formulate appropriate policies and bring about required institutional changes in order to spread the benefits of growth processes across regions is the purpose of this eBook.


Dr. Somesh K. Mathur M.A., M Phil, Ph.D, has nearly eleven years of teaching and research experience at the Depar…

HITCHHIKER - Chapter 1 - eBook by Vinod Joseph - IdeaIndia..Com

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HITCHHIKER

eBook by

Vinod George Joseph

EBOOK AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT http://www.ideaindia.com/the-hitchhiker/p/1879/


Also available for Kindle

Hitchhiker tells the story of an Hindu Untouchable who converts to Christianity - a controversial topic in India.


Chapter 1

After the power supply was restored at around six in the morning, the ceiling fan had started spinning once again, setting up a circulation of air inside the classroom and Ebenezer had quickly fallen into a sound state of slumber. Electricity had been cut off for most part of the night – a common occurrence at Aaroor - and in its absence, Ebenezer had been tossing and turning restlessly, in a state of semi-sleep. Sound sleep evaded him unless the fan was churning away at full speed, the faint sound of its blades a lullaby he was quite used to and could not sleep without. And now, he was being shaken by his shoulders none too gently though he was not ready to wake up yet.
‘Get up. It’s almost nine,’ his father Peterraj s…

Africa and Global Commodity Markets, The Rise of China and India: What’s in it for Africa? - eBook by OECD

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Africa and Global Commodity MarketsThe Rise of China and IndiaWhat’s in it for Africa?
eBook by 

OECD


eBooks available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/africa-and-global-commodity-markets-the-rise-of-china-and-india-whats-in-it-for-africa-chapter-3/p/1627/



China and India’s commodity demands and their prices and the terms of trade. With China and India surging ahead as world economic powers, Africa’s economy stands to be impacted in various ways. Eco­nomic interactions between the Asian giants and Africa show promise of intensifying over time. This eBook by the OECD analyses possible future scenarios.
Policy interactions appear to be relevant in the areas of raw material price levels and volatility, exchange rate developments and resource allocation (de-­industrialisation, vertical integration), low-wage competition and income dis­tribution, industrialisation strategies, input linkages (in China and India), capital-flow effects (such as through FDI, project finance, public-private …

PROPOSED TAKEOVER CODE by Jagvir Singh

As the deadline of August 31, 2010 for public comments on the Report of the Takeover Regulation Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) drew closer, different stakeholders were seen engrossed with intense deliberations on the desirability of key changes envisaged in the draft takeover regulations (“Takeover Regulations”). Takeover, acquirers, target, hostile, compete fee, minority shareholders were the buzzwords which echoed in the conference halls of major industrial chambers. This author happened to be involved in such grueling debates in conferences and conclaves organized by these chambers in New Delhi recently and was witness to various standpoints expressed there. Not oblivious of the space constraint, I shall endeavour to restrict my analysis of the reasonability and validity of three of the major live issues only.
A 100% acquisition of a mid-cap or large cap target may be financially onerous on a potentially capable acquirer, who does not wish to delist the target and has adequat…

WINNING THE PRESENT BY USING THE PAST: Ritual Fight between Modern Political Parties in Bengal - eBook by Abhijit Guha

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WINNING THE PRESENT BY USING THE PAST
Ritual Fight between Modern Political Parties in Bengal

eBook by 

Abhijit Guha



eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/winning-the-present-by-using-the-past/p/1806/


During 1998-99 an upsurge of interest and activism was observed among the leaders of political parties of West Bengal to celebrate the 200 years of an Adivasi revolt, popularly known as ‘Chuar Rebellion’. The grandeur with which the CPI(M) and the Congress Party came out in the public domain clearly revealed that Bharatya Janata Party is not the only political party in India who tries to use history for present political benefit. The so-called ‘Chuar’ or ‘Paik’ rebellion which spread over the vast forest covered tracts of South-West Bengal and parts of present Jharkhand during the second half of eighteenth century was made an apparently non-political agenda by the political parties of West Bengal. Large public meetings and seminars were addressed by the leaders of Congress a…

Recent Judgment on the Free Transferability of Shares by Jagvir Singh

Recently, a bench of Hon’ble Bombay High Court delivered a judgment which has afforded some relief to the corporations and people having business interests in India. The court decided about the all important issue of free transferability of shares in a public company and in the process, over-turned an earlier construction of single member bench of the same court in another case which had put corporate and their advisers at unease. In Western Maharashtra Development Corporation Limited case pronounced on February 15, 2010, while interpreting the provisions of Section 111A of the Companies Act, the single bench had averred that in the case of a pubic company, inter-se arrangements of shareholders bestowing the right to or imposing obligation on one shareholder to purchase/ sell the shares from/ to another in future was violative of the mentioned section. Sub-section (2) of the section reads,” Subject to the provisions of this section, the shares or debentures and any interest therein o…

COLOURED RICE: Symbolic Structure in Hindu Family Festivals - eBook by SUZANNE HANCHETT

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COLOURED RICE
Symbolic Structure in Hindu Family Festivals

eBook by 

SUZANNE HANCHETT



eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/coloured-rice/p/1923/

Coloured Rice offers a rare opportunity to delve beneath the surface and explore the inner meanings of some popular customs of rural South India. You join women and men in the privacy of their homes and fields as they quietly perform rituals to ensure the well-being of their families and the harmony of past and present generations. You see the ancient and cosmic significance of the everyday objects they use as offerings in their varied puja rituals. You listen in on the recitals of myths they learned from their elders, and which they pass on to their children.

The author’s insights, in this eBook, about ritual and mythic symbolism reveal conscious and unconscious dilemmas at the heart of every family’s struggle to maintain an ‘auspicious’ state and fend off ‘inauspiciousness’ and tragedy. In her explorations of the communal fear…

JINNAH'S VICTORY, PAKISTAN'S LOSS: The Poisoned Legacy of Partition - eBook by Roderick Matthews

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JINNAH’S VICTORY, PAKISTAN’S LOSS:
The Poisoned Legacy of Partition


eBook by 

Roderick Matthews


EBOOK PUBLISHED BY

AND AVAILABLE AT http://www.ideaindia.com/jinnahs-victory-pakistans-loss-the-poisoned-legacy-of-partition/p/2099/


What might have been had there been no partition? Currently Pakistan seems to stand at a point where all the contradictions in its inception, all the missed opportunities in its history and all the failings of its ruling elite have finally come together to produce an insoluble crisis. Internal stresses and external pressures may now at last have converged to call into question the viability of the state as currently constructed.
To ask how it came to any of this is always to arrive at the same point, at the inescapable conclusion that the failings and weaknesses of Pakistan as a nation state were all present in embryo at Partition in 1947. This inevitably brings a reminder, replete with tragic irony that Partition itself, the very act that conferred such an ill-…