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WTO Heading for an Uncertain Future

The 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) of the WTO ended on 1st March 2024 with Ministers from 160 plus WTO members adopted a “face-saving” outcome document after lot of cajoling and struggle. No permanent solution on PSH (Public Stockholding) of food, status-quo on e-commerce moratorium, and literally no progress on DSB...

No Major Breakthrough Expected from WTO MC13

The biennial WTO 13th Ministerial Conference is scheduled to be held at Abu Dhabi from 26-29th February 2024. While hectic consultations are on and DG WTO making passionate appeal to all member nations, the overall scenario doesn’t look very promising with regards to the expected outcomes of this important Ministerial...

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....

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.

Competitiveness, the New Catchphrase

In today’s challenging scenario, can we afford to take growth for granted? The economic headwinds are yet to recede. Both the developed and developing economies are struggling to find stability and growth in economic activity and job creation. Against this backdrop, a globalised India too is seeking its rightful place...