The Promise of an India US Summit It’s Anybody’s Guess This Time!

The US President continues to spring surprises, even as world tries to size up the largest global political and economic power. Pulling out of the Paris Agreement last month President Trump certainly created a global flutter. As a result, the G20 nations issued a joint statement last week, hoping against...

Learning Curves: Four Tips for Success

Jean Kelley is a leadership development practitioner in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Watch for the release of her new book, Discover the Leader in You, and check out her last book, Look Leap Lead. How You Will Personally Succeed and Learn as a New Leader The crucial thing to remember is...

Spurring Economic Growth – Will Jawboning Bring the Momentum

  In the three months that Trump has been President of the most powerful economy in the world, he has brought back memories of the Jawboning American politics of the 1960s. Carrying his poll rhetoric to the Inaugural Speech, he played on nationalism and xenophobia, following it up with a...

“E-Games Make Jack A Bright Boy! Influence of Video Games”

The word “gaming” conjures up several images – from children deeply glued to handheld devices to young adults aggressively shooting a miscreant to even gambling. These images stir up negative emotions about gaming, leaving parents lamenting about their children being “addicted” to gaming. Today, the world over, video gamers spend...

Wah, Ustaad Wah!

About the Author: “Mr K. C. Verma is a close friend, author of  “Stories I wouldn’t tell my mother” and ex-chief of R&AW. I don’t know what to call myself, but some name like Malter Witty might be appropriate. You see, I have a serious mental affliction. Whenever I am struck...

In Defence of the Nation – Towards Strategic Self Reliance

Over the last few months a number of defense deals that India was negotiating with international companies have come unstuck. In September 2016, India made a breakthrough in the Rafael deal, which was hanging in balance since 2007. India will buy 36 fighter jets from the French company, who will...

Transforming Indian Railways – From Chugging To Shinkansen –

India is amongst the fastest growing nations in the world today. However, the nation’s potential is not unleashed to the fullest given several challenges of education, job creation, and weak infrastructure amongst others. Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has launched several initiatives such as Make in India, Skill...

The Demonetization of Yours Truly

About the Author: “Mr K. C. Verma is a close friend, author of  “Stories I wouldn’t tell my mother” and ex-chief of R&AW. J’Accuse the Prime Minister of creating havoc in my life with the bombshell that he dropped on November 8. Sir, you must have had your reasons for doing...

Rebooting Higher Education -Building India as a Knowledge Economy-

In my last Essay I shared my thoughts on what ails India’s Primary Education system and had suggested some possible actions. Primary education undeniably forms the foundation of a strong and progressive nation. But the criticality of Higher Education, especially for an economy such as India can not be undermined....

The ILLS of Urbanization!” Is Smart Cities the Answer

Today, India is amongst the fastest growing large economies of the world, bringing with it unprecedented rates of urbanization. India’s expected urbanization of half its population, an astounding 750 million people, by 2030 is not much different from the global trend. Prompted by people’s desires to improve their quality of...