Gurbir Singh

As no.1 in population, how do we exploit ‘Demographic Dividend’?

Interestingly, it will be now migration from war and conflict and human disaster which will add to their population numbers.

23 Apr 2023

Entry of Apple flags jobs, services for middle class in India

The Apple foray is significant as it affirms that India has a large and vibrant premium consumer class that has been ignored in recent years.

19 Apr 2023

New bid for urban transformation through municipal bonds

In this context, the government has rightly made raising funds through municipal bonds a major theme in the Union Budget.

02 Apr 2023

Allowing foreign law firms in is correcting a time warp

In 2021, the SIAC adjudicated 469 cases and the sum in disputes it handled was a hefty $6.5 billion.

26 Mar 2023

‘High seas’ treaty & hidden economics of nature

‘The High Seas Treaty’ seeks to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030 by regulating shipping lanes and creating sanctuaries to restrict overfishing and deep-sea mining.

24 Mar 2023

A problem of plenty grinds the onion farmer

The FY2023 budget had a budget of Rs 1,500 crore for providing support when prices of commodities such as onion and potato or fruits fall below a sustainable level.

19 Mar 2023

Digital payments subsume cash economy

The ‘digital revolution’ has indeed been impacting our daily lives.

05 Feb 2023

Davos marks India’s pole position as investment hub

On the business front, China’s ballooning Covid crisis, and its inability to be a reliable supply chain partner, has given an advantage to India.

22 Jan 2023

India’s challenge as the world slips into recession

However, there is no escape from global recession especially for export-oriented businesses.

15 Jan 2023

India on top in population: the challenge, the opportunity

As everything else in India which is complex and not uniform, the demographic story too will not follow a linear path.

08 Jan 2023

Food aid and politics, an unsavoury cocktail

It is sad that 800 million people of a nation of 1.3 billion should need free 5 kg of ration a month or a direct transfer of Rs 6,000 over a year to survive.

01 Jan 2023

ICICI-Videocon loan case: Adopt ‘best practices’ Chanda Kochhar, and quit

Allahabad Bank CEO & MD Usha Ananthasubramanian has been shorn off her executive powers but the big question is why has Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO of ICICI Bank, being left off the hook?

20 May 2018

Questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t answer in US hearing

Last week, over two days and 10 hours, Zuckerberg, with a dead-pan face, fielded over 600 questions from nearly 100 US Congressmen.

15 Apr 2018

Kisan Long March brought ‘India vs Bharat’ debate back

Front page images of the blistered, bleeding feet of women who had faced the blazing heat with broken footwear left an indelible mark on those who had no idea what rural poverty was like.

18 Mar 2018

Fear of identity theft from Aadhaar’s servers

The government argued that there was no Fundamental Right to Privacy and so Aadhaar is a scheme that the government could implement at its discretion.

07 Jan 2018