Archive for January 10th, 2008

The Tata car for 100,000 INR is here. And it is green too, with a mileage that is almost twice as good as other cars on the market. 

I am an unabashed admirer of the Tatas and have been meaning to write a longer post about them for a long time. I will do that some day; for now read this note by Laksmi Mittal – remarkable, considering that he is talking of his primary global competitor – (see update below) about the Tatas’ role in transforming the city of Jamshedpur.

Update: I found out that the note is in fact not written by Mittal. It’s a good read, nevertheless. I am not the only blogger who was deceived, a quick google search reveals hundreds of other websites where the article is ascribed to Mital. I have no idea what gave rise to this modern legend. For those interested, the article was written by Suhel Seth, CEO, Equus Redcell, in 2004 and originally appeared in the Asian Age.

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An Indian NGO questions the requirement that all political parties adhere to socialism in writing.

Will this case lead to change? I am sceptical. Yet, one can always hope, and I will.

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