Delving Deeper into the Rare Earth Crisis

If you have been keeping a tab on international news blogs in the past week, you would have most likely come across the term ‘Rare earth Crisis’ and the torrent of discussions surrounding it. If you haven’t, then this blog is intended to de-mystify those words for you and bring out their relevance to India today. What exactly is this ‘Rare earth crisis’? The term entered newspaper parlance way back in 2010. A Chinese fishing trawler rammed a Japanese Coastguard ship in a territorial dispute. In retaliation, the Japanese navy seized the boat’s captain. Two weeks later China hit back …

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Why Indian Businessmen Prefer Investing abroad?

We were anguished by brain drain in the post independence era when the best of Indian brains were taken in by the charm of western countries and left their homeland as soon as they finished their education. India faces a similar situation today.  The Indian regulations and rules are business unfriendly. Add to it, the harassment from the regulators who make sure they stretch every sinew of the business man to the limits.  Gurcharan Das, an author and public individual, and his Chinese business friend were stepping out of a hotel in Delhi when the visitor stumbled on a protruding …

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