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Walmart's Gamble and what it means for India
29 May, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar
By taking the majority stake in Flipkart, Walmart has committed itself to bearing losses in the medium term in a desperate gamble to thwart Amazon’s rise in India. The casualty will be the small retail business sector, which supports a large volume of self-employed and low-paid workers.
Computer outages
22 June, 2017, Jayati Ghosh
While our dependency and vulnerability towards computers is becoming almost universal, the false resilience and reliability of the cyberspace is being exposed through recent system breakdowns caused due to extremely minor human errors and absence of adequate backup. In these days of cost cutting, CEOs and governments see cyber maintenance as a luxury, which itself has become a reason for its fragility.
Goliath's Nasty Ways: Chevron and the people of the Amazon
14 November, 2013, Jayati Ghosh
In the Ecuador environment damage case, Chevron’s act of influencing the verdict in a counter-suit filed in the US shows the universal lack of accountability in global firms.
Jeff Bezos could be wrong
27 August, 2013, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Jeff Bezos’ acquisition of “The Washington Post” has led to speculation on the reasons and on the opportunity it presents for the ailing daily and the industry in the U.S.
Insider Story on Crime and Empire
05 April, 2005, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Book buyers in the US have obviously been lapping up the hard-back authored by John Perkins titled Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The book, which was published in November last year has found, to the surprise and dismay of some, a place in the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list in 7 out of 10 weeks between weeks-ending January 8 and March 12.
Preoccupations in Brazil
22 September, 2000, Jayati Ghosh
Rio de Janeiro may well be the most beautiful big city on earth. The southern part of the city, spread around its famous palm-fringed beaches and with spectacular views of hills and sea, combines all the usual high-rise and high-tech artefacts of the modern metropolis with wide open spaces and lush green parks. Not surprisingly, the residents themselves (or "Cariocas" as they are called) speak of their own city with continual delight and appreciation.

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