Rethinking the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act
The Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee needs to be rethought, and move from welfare to skilling and creating productive assets, argue Mukul G Asher and V.Ramakrishnan.
India’s caste system is still alive and well
India’s caste system continues to divide society, restricting opportunity for large numbers of Indian citizens and preventing the nation from realizing its full human potential.
Can India feed 1.7 billion people by 2050?
Can India feed 1.7 billion people by 2050, ask Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K Biswas.
What Water’s Worth?
What Water’s Worth ask Asit K. Biswas and Ahmet C. Bozer.
Creating shared value
Can business and society work together to foster each other’s prosperity? Those who believe so tend to espouse corporate social responsibility, write Asit K. Biswas and Andrea Lucia Biswas-Tortajada.
Financing Smart Cities: Key Requirements
What are the key requirements for financing smart cities? Mukul G. Asher and Shahana Sheikh offer us some proposals for the case of India.
India not home and dry on drought
India not home and dry on drought, argue Asit K Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada. It is still managed as part of a disaster relief process, which is not effective in the long-term.
India's Jan Dhan Yojna Initiative
What are the key considerations for obtaining desired outcomes in India's Jan Dhan Yojna initiative, which is designed to improve access to financial services? Mukul Asher shares his analysis.
India's new economic management
Mukul G Asher has shared with us his analysis of the key economic management characteristics of India's new government led by Narendra Modi.
India’s budget 2014-15
Mukul G Asher has shared with us his work on Indian’s budget 2014-15, and the initial steps towards professionalizing tax administration.
Managing international labour flows from India
A holistic approach is necessary for managing international labour flows from India, argues Rakkee Thimothy, from the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute in India.
India needs inclusive growth now!
If Narendra Modi is to succeed in reviving India's fortunes, he must pursue an agenda of inclusive growth, focusing in particular on the nation's desperate education and training needs.
Economic priorities of India's new government
What might be the economic priorities of India's new National Democratic Alliance government led by Shri Narendra Modi of the Bhartiya Janata Party? Mukul G Asher has shared his thoughts with us.
The joy of Indian democracy!
The whole world is simply enthralled by India's elections currently underway. We are captivated by the joy of Indian democracy. The Chinese should be jealous!
Toronto is a biryani!
Toronto is a biryani, with spicy treats for everyone -- from architecture and history, and nature and adventure, through to art and festivals, food and shopping, and of course, Niagara Falls.
Pension liabilities of India's government financial institutions
Mukul Asher and Yutika Vora offer their analysis for mitigating the fiscal risk of the pension liabilities of India's government financial institutions.
Indian Mujahideen as a terror model
Shanthie Mariet D'Souza and Bibhu Prasad Routray share their thoughts on the Indian Mujahideen as a terror model.
Green Buildings in India
With the growing population of cities, the need for healthier environment in residences and workplaces will take on greater importance, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Indian migration to Australia: puzzles & potentials
Indian migration to Australia has a deep history, and is now flourishing. Looking ahead, the potential benefits to Australia are enormous.
India's vocational education and training challenge
German President Joachim Gauck, Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy, and Vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Liz Mohn are working together to tackle India's VET challenge.
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