Monthly Archives: April 2013

Public sector pensions in India – a primer

This post grew out of a discussion on Twitter Here are the basics: The pension paid out to an retirees of Government bodies is a fixed amount – to be paid until the retirees lifetime Employees who cross 20 years … Continue reading

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RTE in TN – Some analysis

I have gone through the recent GO passed by the Government of Tamil Nadu with regards to RTE act with some interest. I will not spend much time in going through the whys, whereforea and what-nots of the parent RTE … Continue reading

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Dhumavati and Shitala

In the Dasha-Mahavidya tradition, one comes across Dhumavati, one of the Dasha-Mahavidyas. The moola-mantra of this deity is said to be the blessing of Pippalada, a rishi after whom a Atharva Shakha – the Pippalada is named. Dhumavati is said … Continue reading

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Novartis and the Indian patent regime – My view

I went through the good Barbarindian’s blog-post on the Novartis case and I have a few points of agreement and and a few rebuttals. Let’s go through his points one by one:         I The ruling stifles … Continue reading

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