China rising, India falling
IITs are an illustrative example of the dumbing down of Indian universities, argues Asit K Biswas.
Why India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact RCEP
India must embrace China-led Asian trade pact, RCEP, argue Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
Indo-Aussie “sweet spot”
The Indo-Australian relationship, which has long been defined by the 3Cs of cricket, curry and Commonwealth, now seems set to rise to a higher level and exploit the potential of a new "sweet-spot".
India’s disasters management is a real disaster!
Throughout history, India’s disaster management has never been stellar. In recent years, it has gone from worse to worst, according to Asit K. Biswas and Udisha Saklani!
India needs more infrastructure
If India is to catch up with China by 2050, it needs to close the widening infrastructure gap between the two nations, write Cecilia Torjada and Asit K. Biswas.
Andrea Lucia Biswas-Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas share their story of two spicy friends, Nestle and India's Paras.
India should consider new, innovative drought management strategies
India should consider new, innovative drought management strategies argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K Biswas.
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.
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