Category: General

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...

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...

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....

Education – An Imperative For Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

In an increasingly dynamic and volatile global economy struggling to achieve growth, both developed and emerging countries are challenged for job creation. India, fortunately, is better placed amongst these nations to achieve growth over a longer term. But to leverage its full potential, India has to achieve sustainable inclusive growth, where a vast...

Putting Global Trade on a Growth Trajectory

The ongoing narrative and discourse against free trade is being led by some of the developed nations, who have traditionally been advocates of free trade. With the developed economies having slowed down since 2008, an attempt is being made to resurrect the barriers to trade that they have customarily pressed...

Reducing ObNOxious Emissions

– A Challenge and a Mission-  Technological advancements and digital platforms are today transforming the world beyond recognition. The automotive sector is experiencing these tectonic shifts as well. With Vehicle to Vehicle Communication, data analytics, pre-collision assists and Internet of Things at work, I believe we are truly living the future...

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“Hop, Step & Finally Jump(?)!”

– Let’s Etch this Ambition in Our Country’s ‘Score-Card’ From Major Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest hockey players the world has seen and Milkha Singh, the Flying Sikh, to Vishwanathan Anand, amongst the most skillful chess players of our times, India has produced many a legendary sportsperson. Of late, many...

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Brexit, An Opportunity for India- The Dynamics at work

Post Brexit – the Emerging Scenario Since my last essay, the initial dust over the Brexit storm has settled. While analysts are still divided over what Brexit’s impact on the world might be, the doomsayers have somewhat mellowed down. The new world political and economic landscape will not get redefined...

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Deglobalisation – Which Way Will the Tide Turn?

On June 23, 2016, the Britons bowled a googley, stumped, shocked most of financial analysts, markets and voted themselves out of the European Union after 43 years of membership. It was a day that stumped millions and changed the landscape of the European Union forever. The initial reactions lead to...