Features Archive

Indo-German Economic Cooperation : Presentation by Mr. Rajesh Nath, MD, VDMA

Mr Rajesh nath, Managing Director of VDMA made this enlightening and thought provoking presentation in front of a select gathering at the Saturday Club. He was speaking at the roadshow organised by the German state North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) the economic powerhouse of Europe. Also present on the occasion was Mr. Golak Mishra, the NRW representative and various

A dozen ways to power pack your Google search – Chawm Ganguly

There is hardly anyone out there who’s not using Google to search. Chances are, you too are like me, keying in words that we think are relevant, till we find what we are looking for. We are the entry level users, seekers of knowledge at the feet of the great master. There are however, simple

Social Media Marketing for Non Profit Organisations – Chawm Ganguly

Mrs. Shakuntala Bose* approached me with a peculiar problem. She has been running a NGO providing counseling services to the inmates languishing in Government Run Hospitals and Correction Homes. With about twenty odd employees and volunteers, she was hard pressed to make ends meet with the meager resources that she could generate by her efforts

Social Media’s Top 10 – Chawm Ganguly

Social media has revolutionized the way we use the world-wide-web, communicate with each other and generally connect. Before social media, there was all sorts of interesting information in the web, but there was precious little one could do to contribute or participate. Social media, in effect has breathed life into the body of the net.

Become a good soul, the Social Media will follow

Social Media Marketing, like most things new, have its early adopters, early embracers and a whole world of people vaguely aware of the term – blind men shooting in the darkness on a moonless night. It is simple; it is easy to use and in its simplicity, incomprehensible to the corporate honchos used to their

What will happen to Bengal?

“Dada, amader Bengal er ki hobe”? (What will happen to Bengal) ask haggard businessmen, (read Marwari businessmen) with anxiety writ large on their faces, wherever I go these days. And the reasons are not far to seek. The treasury is empty with the state hovering dangerously near bankruptcy.  The Government has walked out of the

World Bank’s India Economic Update – September 2012 – Where is India’s economy headed

India’s economic growth has slowed to a pace not seen since the beginning of the 2000s. At the same time, the current account deficit has reached a record high. We project growth in the current fiscal year to reach around 6%, a slowdown from the already low 6.5% growth in the previous year. This growth

Social Security’s Investment Shortfall and US Government’s Financial Deficit Reporting = 64 Madoffs?

“The US Government has engaged in deceptive reporting on its financial performance for the last four decades,” writes World Scientific author Professor Nils Hakansson (University of California, Berkeley) in his book Social Security’s Investment Shortfall.  The concept of the Unified Budget currently employed by the US Government was mooted by President Lyndon Johnson and was

Gold – the Hot Commodity of 2012 and 500 B.C.

With Interest in the Precious Metal High, Art Expert Examines Its Past If ever gold was precious, it’s now. “Gold has remained at or near record high prices, even while the value of other commodities falls,” notes art expert Terry Stanfill, author of Realms of Gold: Ritual to Romance (realmsofgoldthenovel.blogspot.com), a book that blends factual ancient

Just another post in the wall

I was out for a day. Out of the city, sans my mobile phone and deliberately unwired – no laptop, no tablet, no android, no blackberry – absolutely unarmed, unprotected, a sitting bird (as opposed to birds of a feather tweeting together). It was like going to a detox center. Socialaholics  Anonymous. Naturally the moment