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To remake Air India, Tata Group should revive carrier's luxury past

How new owners can turn around the troubled airline it founded in the 1930s

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Air India planes are parked at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Aug. 30: Tata must correct past mistakes and do justice to the iconic yet unloved Indian brand.   © AP

Karan Mehrishi is an economics commentator based in India. He is the author of "The India Collective: What India is Really All About" and the forthcoming "The Making of Monetary Policy in India: Imagining the Future."

The 1971 induction of Emperor Ashoka marks one of the most iconic moments in Indian aviation history.

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