Edits & Columns

What India can learn from China to revive economic growth

China seems to have evolved a response to its trade war with the US through ‘triage’.

Indian economy, trade war, FDI policy, FDI in digital media, IP protection, market reforms, US economy, global value chain News

What is decision cycle and why it’s important for every organisation

It is a sequence of steps used by an organisation on a repeated basis to reach and implement decisions

decision cycle, Decision making, business process cycles, Macro economy, planning, decision making skills News

India’s economy being run without the aid of economists, says P Chidambaram

The protagonist may be elected as the chief minister of a state and may deliver an impressive account of governing the state.

india economy, Narendra Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Finance, india GDP growth, GST, MGNREGA, Arvind Subramanian News

Inside track: From how Naresh Gujaral did not get postive respose to Sanjay Raut’s political journey

Thanks to the BJP’s hubris, there was no one in the party, except possibly Nitin Gadkari, who could have acted as an intermediary when the Shiv Sena was parting company.

Inside track, Naresh Gujaral, Sanjay Raut, Nitin Gadkari, L K Advani, Thackeray family, Shiv Sena, Pramod Mahajan, Jairam Ramesh, Ajit Pawar News

Goodbye, Bob Willis: Death isn’t going to be the end of Willis who inspired a generation of fast bowlers

Death is not going to be the end of Willis who inspired a generation of English fast bowlers

Bob Willis, Bob Dylan, Wilhelm Wagner, Rick McCosker, Sunil Gavaskar, West Indies Test, Old Trafford Test, Javed Miandad, The Miracle of Headingley News

Hong Kong—A revolution is rewritten

It is not too late for China to reflect and understand the sanctity of the electoral process. Hongkongers have through the ballot box brought the Goliath down, a revolution rewritten

Hong Kong, Hong Kong revolution, Carrie Lam, Beijing, Lady Liberty, Hongkongers, Hong Kong government, Communist Party News

The clock is ticking on climate change

With just 12 years of emissions left to exhaust the carbon budget for 1.5°C warming, a planetary climate crisis is looming.

climate change, climate policies, wildfires, fossil fuels, floods, carbon budget, carbon credits, climate crisis News

Bullet train goes off track, so does investor interest

After the Andhra Pradesh debacle, nervous investors will wait to see if Modi can save the bullet train in Maharashtra

Bullet train, foreign investors on bullet train, , Supreme Court, Maharashtra, infrastructure projects, retail FDI policy, BJP-Ajit Pawar alliance, Railways News

RCEP: A White Revolution for exports

THE FEAR that signing of RCEP would flood the Indian dairy market with cheaper imports is based on the admission that India is not yet ready for global competition

White Revolution, RCEP, imports of dairy products, milk processing market, indian dairy, milk processing market, New Zealand, Australia News

RBI policy signals huge govt deficit

RBI should have seen through inflation and cut rates, that it didn’t suggests it is quite worried about FY21 govt borrowings

RBI policy, Reserve Bank of India, GDP growth, GDP growth forecast, MPC, Shaktikanta Das, fiscal deficit, inflation, repo rate News

Agri reform: From production to profitability

farm business schools can remedy Indian agriculture’s market disconnect by building capacity through re-training, and restructuring extension delivery

Narendra Modi, doubling farmers incomes, cheap labour, Uttar Pradesh, FAO, agricultural systems, agriculture in India,  Farmer business school News

Stopping rape: Systematic solutions needed, from changes in attitudes to beefing up technological aids

Systemic solutions needed, from wholesale change in attitudes towards women to beefing up technological aids to policing

Hyderabad gangrape murder, sexual crimes, punishments for rapists, death penalty, PCR vans, CCTV cameras, sexual violence, Nirbahaya Fund, Delhi gangrape News

Data localisation will impact GDP

Data localisation can trigger ‘contagion effect’ on other sectors, affecting costs and operations for such businesses

Data localisation, GDP, ICRIER, Srikrishna Committee, digital services, data flows, Indian economy, cross border data flows News

Will a separate Medical Devices Authority reinvigorate the sector in India?

Will a separate Medical Devices Authority reinvigorate the medical devices sector in India?

Medical Devices Authority, NITI Aayog, cardiac stents, CDSCO, US-India trade talks, knee implants, medical devices industry News

Foundational learning: Let’s not delay the NEP

We need to focus on foundational learning. Today’s primary school-going students will join India’s workforce by 2030, and to reap the benefits of our demographic dividend, we need to start with bu

National Education Policy 2019, World Bank, higher education, childhood education, foundational learning, Quality Education, human capital, GDP News

Slowdown in growth likely to be a bigger focus than rise in inflation

In such a scenario, we should be realistic as well as comfortable if the government were to exceed the stated fiscal deficit target of 3.3%.

Opinion News

Sebi’s new regulations roll out the red carpet for FPIs

Sebi’s new regulations roll out the red carpet for Foreign Portfolio Investors.

Opinion News

Public interest vs revenue goals: Govt must change definition of AGR with retrospective effect

The respite will also benefit consumers by ensuring continuity of service to subscribers, and will prevent a hike in voice and data tariffs.

Opinion News

Economic slowdown: Beating the challenges to the job market

Nevertheless, keeping the spotlight on innovation, keeping business competitiveness alive nationally, continuous product expansion and on-going investments in all facets of the business are critical t

Opinion News

Taxing growth: TDS isn’t tedious, but it is excessive

The effect of the ‘big bang’ corporate tax rate reform is limited to profitable, tax-paying enterprises, which, as per the 2019 Budget papers, are only 46.41% of all corporates.

Opinion News

RBI may cut repo, but bonds may still not yield

With poor loan-demand, repo rate & transmission don’t matter as much; cleaning up NBFC mess is the priority.

Opinion News

Beyond MSP! Protecting farmers’ income through market mechanism

Thirdly, all transaction details and trails can be transparently recorded ensuring efficient utilisation of public resources.

Opinion News

IBC vs RERA: Should insolvency proceedings be the first option?

The IBC should not be the first resort for a lender for handling a default, given that there are other fora.

Opinion News

Why using principal status to conclude formal jobs are rising is erroneous

Moreover, a focus on principal status jobs alone leads to the erroneous conclusion of rising formal jobs; while in fact, the number of contract jobs (with less than a year’s contract) is rising in b

Opinion News

RBI MPC Meet: Expect 25 basis point cut on December 5

A saving grace is that MCLR on retail/SME loans would immediately fall as they are linked to ‘external’ benchmarks like the RBI repo rate.

Opinion News

The unfinished agenda of Bhopal

This was opposed by the NGOs, who wanted the site to become a memorial for industrial disaster.

Opinion News

Capping fees for professional courses will affect universities, here’s why

The move is also regressive as far as UGC’s welcome recent decision to provide graded autonomy to top-rung institutions is concerned.

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