Tag: India

A growing economy, like India, has to be complemented by more investment in research, especially in the pharma sector

The ailing state of pharmaceutical research in India

Even though our country is full of natural medicinal resources, we haven't been able to explore them completely. Where are we going wrong?

/ January 20, 2017
the Edelman Barometer and India

How do we explain the blind trust of Indians on the government?

Edelman's survey quantifies the environment of distrust between the government and its masses. With increasing populism, India's role in this narrative becomes worrying.

/ January 20, 2017
Reliance Jio

Why Reliance Jio’s new smartphone might not be a game changer

What is the market like for Reliance Jio's new 4G smartphone in a demonetised India?

/ January 20, 2017
Solar grids are imperative to India's rising dependence on renewable energy

Solar power target 2022: Optimistic or unrealistic?

Will the 2020 target of generating optimum solar power prove to be just another brick in the wall? ​

/ January 19, 2017
Poor man's pension

NPS forces the aged to annuitise 40% of their pension wealth. Time for a change?

What is the draw-down policy of retirement, and why it needs to be revised?

/ January 8, 2017
Sundar Pichai

Google contributing to India’s digitisation dream

The future lies online and Google is keen on helping Indian MSMEs in the same. Let's see how.

/ January 6, 2017

Sundar Pichai’s Bharat Darshan

Google CEO - Sundar Pichai - paid a visit to his alma mater, IIT Kharagpur. Return of the 'campus rockstar'?

/ January 5, 2017
India's stagnant debt ratings: A cause of worry for Modi

Why Moody’s declined an upgrade for India’s debt ratings?

Although the incumbent government is taking active steps to reform the economy, India's stagnant foreign ratings continue to be a cause of worry.

/ December 26, 2016

China Pakistan Economic Corridor: A ploy by China to establish dominance

The author discusses the nexus over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that is bound to change the fate of not just two, but three nations.

/ December 16, 2016
The ‘digitisation’ of India has captured headlines, valuations and more recently, nightmares of global investor communities.

E-Commerce in India: A tryst with destiny?

The evolution of Indian e-commerce is miraculous. But what is the way forward in today's time of instability and uncertainty?

/ December 15, 2016

What ails the Indian labour market?

Fear of jobless future? It is time to address India's abysmal job creation record.

/ December 11, 2016
Public Toilets in India

Sanitation is not a dirty issue, it is an urgent one

India has been winning accolades because of its successful Mars mission, but it has not been able to address very basic public concerns like sanitation.

/ December 10, 2016
Tipu laying down his life does need to be recognised.

Tipu Sultan: Ferocious warrior or authoritative tyrant?

In today’s times when communal ideology is going strong, icons like Tipu Sultan and his contributions are being demonised.

/ November 26, 2016

The sad truth of the “Rent-a-womb” industry

India has become a hot destination for commercial surrogacy. However, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill prohibits the same. Is this provision viable in Indian context?

/ November 24, 2016

The “Guns vs Butter” Approach: Modi’s answer to Paksitan’s terrorism?

The surgical strikes by India against Pakistan has been justified on grounds of furthering the economic development agenda.

/ November 16, 2016
Chinese and Indian Soldier

What’s in store for the Chinese economy?

Does India hold the key to revive China's economic miracles?

/ November 14, 2016

Ran out of Rs. 100 notes? Here’s why credit is going to bail you out

Credit runs the world more than money. Thus, withdrawal of Indian currency notes from circulation will not disrupt Indian economy.

/ November 9, 2016
For literally millions of girls like Rekha, child marriage violates their human rights.

This is what thousands of child brides have to say to us

All of us need to join hands to fight back against child marriage, to give back to children, their choices, their dreams, their futures and their childhoods.

/ November 7, 2016
While machines will boost productivity, they also make some jobs redundant.

An alarming bell for the manufacturing sector in India

The manufacturing industry, a driver of economic growth for many countries including India, is facing particular challenges as disruptive technologies fundamentally change the factory floor.

/ November 2, 2016
Modi at BRICS

Geo-politics in the 21st century: What’s in store for India?

Will India be a variable in the global power equation?

/ October 24, 2016

Surgical strikes and beyond: What India should do

Reaction or rhetorics - What should our response to Baramulla be?

/ October 16, 2016

Why it’s urgent to respond to India’s vital signs

The way forward for Indian economy. How can we learn from global economic fiascos?

/ October 15, 2016
Checking China: Case For Association of Hindu-Buddhist Countries - Part I

China loves having its own way with things. But India must learn to not give in

The Chinese don't hold concepts like democracy, treaties and borders in high regard. And the world seems to do nothing about it. Here's proof of the same.

/ October 10, 2016
India galloping its way up the competitive index.

India Gallops its Way up the Competitive Index

Improvements in health, infrastructure, education have pushed up competitiveness index of India. However, significant progress can still be made on the financial market and technological readiness front.

/ October 9, 2016
The Patriotism Conundrum.

The Patriotism Dilemma

Raising his voice against the unilateral approach towards patriotism, the writer claims that true patriotism should be rooted in a sense of duty towards our nation.

/ October 5, 2016

How Basic is ‘Basic Income’ in a Poor Country?

Even though universal basic income is being considered unaffordable in some developed countries, it may well be feasible and desirable in a poor to medium-income country.

/ October 4, 2016

Turning Point of the Business Cycle

This article dwells into understanding the trends of the Indian Business Cycle.

/ October 1, 2016
India and its tryst with RTI

India and Its Tryst With RTI

While the author vouches for disclosure of details and transparency, he contends that RTI is an open ended tool and it cannot be forced upon political parties as they are...

/ September 26, 2016

‘Power’ful Connections

The authors shed light on the benefits of regional power sharing.

/ September 22, 2016

Does India Really Need More Coal?

Should India curtail its dependence on coal for energy or power? The writers discuss the current state of India's coal industry and question the goal of higher coal output.

/ September 22, 2016