Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change
The big question is can India combine the scale of its market and working age cohort to propel consumption, investment and growth.
23 Apr 2023
The nodal Gopal Krishna Gokhale Bridge had collapsed in July 2018.
16 Apr 2023
At the end of the day policy rate prescriptions beyond the verbiage are judgement calls and a pause to assess impact is conceivable.
09 Apr 2023
Water crisis is one of the five issues chronicled in my book The Gated Republic on India’s public policy failures and private solutions.
26 Mar 2023
Like the author of the cliché ‘a week is a long time in politics’ could well extend the patent to cover financial markets.
21 Mar 2023
The rising cost of money impairs the ability of venture capital funds in the US and elsewhere. This has implications for India’s start-up ecosystem.
12 Mar 2023
In the past year, the volume of MoUs signed has gone up -- and the value of the MoUs signed, stated investment intent, has migrated from thousand of crores to lakh crores.
05 Mar 2023
For over twelve months humanity and the world economy are paying the price in lives, a higher cost of living and livelihoods.
26 Feb 2023
Shorn of the optics, Budget 2023 is verily a “no harm done budget" with some nudges for an "Atmanirbhar GDP” and is betting on domestic consumption.
22 Feb 2023
The debate in bazaars and homes across India is about the rising prices of essentials.
19 Feb 2023
Citizens in the UK can petition parliament – 10,000 signatures gets a response from the government and after one lakh signatures the petition is considered for debate in Parliament.
29 Jan 2023
The WTO was designed as a multilateral platform for member countries to define norms and decide on disputes.
22 Jan 2023
The optics is about making the world a better place. The opportunity is about networking amidst moolah and minds with messianic zeal.
15 Jan 2023
The gap in promise and performance symbolises the systemic inadequacies which haunt the disinvestment programme.
08 Jan 2023
The top X factor triggering the ‘What If’ question, as we begin the year, is the reemergence of Covid-19 infections and threat to lives and livelihoods.
01 Jan 2023
Here are a few factoids on governance from Parliament.
25 Dec 2022
The key phrase for Budget 2023 should be ‘prudence’. It is imperative to be imaginative about the possible downsides confronting the economy.
18 Dec 2022
The stage seems set for another round of contestations between the government and the judiciary.
11 Dec 2022
Elections in India can be safely divided into before Seshan and after Seshan.
04 Dec 2022
The embedded bias in the political system has rendered urban India a lesser constituency. This is despite the fact that urban India accounts for nearly 35 per cent of India’s 1.4 billion people.
20 Nov 2022