Category: Industry

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...

World Bank Rankings – Do They Tell The Whole Story!

Earlier this month World Bank released its Doing Business Report (DBR) which ranks countries on Ease of Doing Business. India was placed at 130 out of 180 countries – a dismal improvement of a single rank from last year. The Indian Government as well as several stakeholders have since expressed...

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Industry and Biodiversity – Are they really at Cross Purposes?

In my last essay  I shared some thoughts on the alarming rate at which the Earth’s biodiversity is declining and the need for its conservation in a crisis mode.  It cannot be denied that economic growth and a depleting biodiversity have an inversely proportional relationship. Over centuries as economies have...

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The Biodiversity Challenge

– Unraveling the Enigma – “The world doesn’t belong to us, we belong to it. Always have, always will. We belong to the world. We belong to the community of life on this planet-it doesn’t belong to us. We got confused about that, now it’s time to set the record...

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Happening Haryana!

The Banquet hall at the Leela Hotel in Gurgaon bore a celebratory look. Close to a thousand businessmen, investors, managers from twelve countries apart from India had congregated at the venue of the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit. I was still soaking in the vibrant atmosphere when I saw the...

Kick Starting the Indian Startups – Getting it Right!

Optimism in environment In my last piece I had said that the Goldilocks moment for startups was here. Indeed it is! Kick Starting the Indian Startups – Getting it Right! Optimism in environment I believe that the Goldilocks moment for startups is very much here! There is a certain air...

Industry 4.0 – No More Science Fiction

Very recently, Microsoft showcased three dimensional holograms of Volvo’s latest luxury sedan by converting their conference center into a Volvo showroom. Not by actually physically building it, but by using their HoloLense they brought the showroom to life in Redmond. This is the latest in the reality of “mixed reality”...

Global Manufacturing – The Changing Landscape

We are possibly living in a defining era – an era characterized by a borderless global village, with easy facilitation of trade and services and free flow of capital, goods and people. Further, a world that is in a constant state of motion has led to a complete metamorphosis of...

Building India – Taking The First Steps!

The evening of May 26, 2014, when Narendra Damodardas Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India, the nation was celebrating the beginning of a new era and the world was watching India with renewed interested.