What if prices fall so low that it makes no commercial sense for ONGC/OIL to expend public resources on high-risk, high-cost exploration? What if relations between India, Pakistan and China take an ugly turn? What if domestic
The world is polarised. To expect COP26 to forge global consensus around climate change mitigation is perhaps a chimera. The world needs to find another avenue—one that draws on the power of global society whose members are
The hope for the new decade must be that our ‘State’ and ‘society’ will find a narrow corridor where both can be in balance (shackled leviathan). This would reinvigorate our institutions, and accelerate the resolution
It then befalls upon corporate management to define this phrase and to find a pathway that balances the demands of the shareholders for maximal dividends and capital appreciation with the pressures to contribute to societal w
The fourth industrial revolution prefaces a world of deepening distrust towards the established systems and processes of governance in politics and business. This sentiment is evident from the spate of protest movements acros
The future projected by reports like BP’s may be the only politically feasible option. But it is clearly not a future that we wish for our children and grandchildren. Energy economics needs to be redefined.
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was able to generate a lot of buzz over her climate resolution because she got the timing, the language, and the message right. Recent climate-change-related disasters were fresh in t
The usage of EVMs has, no doubt, reduced the incidence of voter fraud, double-counting and strong-arm tactics, but that does not mean it has assuaged the concerns of the techno-illiterate that perhaps their votes might be mis
Global warming is just one example of a problem that does not recognise national boundaries. Pandemics, migration, extremism, nuclear proliferation are some of the other problems that would be unresponsive to nationalist solu
The petroleum minister has to achieve supply security & balance the country’s strategic interests. He should focus on longterm fundamentals demand management, accelerated development of electric vehicles and increased inves
There are economic and strategic costs to weakening relations with Iran, but even greater downsides of ignoring Donald Trump. Earlier, when Barack Obama instituted sanctions against Iran, India responded by slowing its import
An overview of the global landscape suggests that instead of converging towards a common purpose for managing and mitigating network-borne threats, the world leaders are adopting divergent, populist and localised approaches.
The Act was gazetted in 2014 and, since then, according to the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA), the companies have spent Rs 5,922 crore, Rs 7,549 crore and Rs 8,446 crore in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively, on eligible
On the lines of the fourth industrial revolution, this model, in succession to tribalism, feudalism and democracy, must be based on the will of the people, and must also be responsive to the forces of globalisation, technolog
The govt's EV target stretches credulity. The International Energy Agency has estimated, for instance, that India would need to sell more than five times the number of EVs that are currently on the road worldwide
NITI Aayog should supplement their current report with a second document that will offer suggestions for creation of a mechanism and an institutional design that will clarify lines of accountability and authority and balance