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Indian financial code: real risk of financial capture

The biggest risk that the draft financial code poses to Indian economic and financial stability is that it vests tremendous powers in the executive branch of the government. India’s factor markets are broken. Land acquisition is next to...

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Raghu Karnad

Let his village remember

A review of Farthest Field by Raghu Karnad. Raghu Karnad’s Farthest Field (Harper Collins India) is a “forensic non-fiction” about three men who lived in his house as sepia coloured photographs in silver frames, until he decided to find...

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Human capital: Where does India stand?

The skew in India towards younger generations highlights the disconnect between today’s education system and the skills required in the labour market. Upon analysis of the Human Capital Report – 2015, released recently by the World Economic...

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A pioneer liberal

Mahadev Govind Ranade, a noted historian, social reformer, judge of the High Court of Bombay, co-founder of the Indian National Congress and one of India’s original liberals.  The muddy and gushing Panchganga river adorns the town of Kolhapur...

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Positioning of firms

Two papers that delve into the economic theory behind the positioning of markets and firms. There are certain regions in every city that are known commonly for providing a specific type of good or service. For instance, the Muhammad Ali Road...

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A pioneer liberal

Mahadev Govind Ranade, a noted historian, social reformer, judge of the High Court of Bombay, co-founder of the Indian National Congress and...

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A theory of censorship

A ban must be understood through a framework that takes into account the reason for the ban, the stakeholders involved and its impact on the...

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Raghu Karnad

Let his village remember

A review of Farthest Field by Raghu Karnad. Raghu Karnad’s Farthest Field (Harper Collins India) is a “forensic non-fiction” about three...

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Indian financial code: real risk of financial capture

The biggest risk that the draft financial code poses to Indian economic and financial stability is that it vests tremendous powers in the executive branch of the government. India’s factor markets are broken. Land acquisition is next to impossible. Labour market reforms are threatened by a coalition of international agencies and molly-coddled labour unions. Banks have […]

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Raghu Karnad

Let his village remember

A review of Farthest Field by Raghu Karnad. Raghu Karnad’s Farthest Field (Harper Collins India) is a “forensic non-fiction” about three men who lived in his house as sepia coloured photographs in silver frames, until he decided to find out more about them starting with their real names. What starts as an effort to paint […]

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Human capital: Where does India stand?

The skew in India towards younger generations highlights the disconnect between today’s education system and the skills required in the labour market. Upon analysis of the Human Capital Report – 2015, released recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it is clear that for India to tread on the path of long-term economic success, the […]

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A pioneer liberal

Mahadev Govind Ranade, a noted historian, social reformer, judge of the High Court of Bombay, co-founder of the Indian National Congress and one of India’s original liberals.  The muddy and gushing Panchganga river adorns the town of Kolhapur like a necklace. The fertile valley and abundant water make for lush green sugarcane fields in the […]

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Positioning of firms

Two papers that delve into the economic theory behind the positioning of markets and firms. There are certain regions in every city that are known commonly for providing a specific type of good or service. For instance, the Muhammad Ali Road in Mumbai is famous as a khau galli (food street) for a variety of […]

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Opportunity as an economic enabler

It is time we talked about the Equality of Opportunity as an enabler.  In just about three months from now, the United Nations will launch an ambitious development agenda for the world after 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will carry forward the work of the Millennium Development Goals whose target date lapses this year.  The 17 draft […]

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The legacy of Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gokhale addressed the four corners of liberal values – social reforms, economic system, political rights and religious ideals, along with its natural interdependence. Gopal Krishna Gokhale (9 May 1866 – 19 February 1915) in his active public life for the freedom movement of India spanning for thirty years laid the foundation for modern India. His […]

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The ‘Troika’ goal is not Grexit from EMU but Syrexit from Greece

Unless timely financial assistance is forthcoming, Greece will default on its payment and this might trigger a process of reactions and actions . In January, Greece elected a left-of-centre political party, Syriza, to office. Syriza has pledged to repudiate the debts it owed to international creditors and relax the fiscal austerity programme it had been […]

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The strategic implications of India’s cross-border raid

The government’s challenge will be to quickly consolidate psychological and military gains from this conflict and use intelligence and political methods to prevent the need for such operations in the future. In a classic study on the evolution of co-operation in the early 1980s, political scientist Robert Axelrod demonstrated that the best way to ensure […]

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The eightfold path to India’s nuclear fuel supply security

The eightfold path presents eight principles which will help India secure its nuclear energy infrastructure. Energy security will continue to remain a critical determinant for India’s growth story. If India expects to resuscitate its economy, the domain of energy security will need immediate and dedicated focus. Moreover, within a few years, 24×7 electricity will become […]

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