Articles: April 2017

By: Ranjit K Pattnaik, Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Global, Jobs, Inclusive growth
The message is clear: as we wait for the next round of innovation, like artificial intelligence or robotics to kick in and drive productivity growth, policy makers must advance structural reforms, and nurture open trade and migration policies, which have delivered sizeable productivity gains
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: India politics, Indian economy
The initial capital cost of installing solar power has come down from around Rs.20 crore per MW a few years ago, to around Rs.5.5 crore now. The cost of solar panels is declining. This is an outstanding development and holds great promise of reaching the target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022.
Category: Blackmoney, Common citizen, India politics
Electoral bonds open up yet another route to further the unholy nexus between corporate houses and political parties that has been at the root of high level corruption. If the government was genuinely looking for a solution that it claims has eluded us for 70 years, then this is certainly not it.
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik, Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Sustainability, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The nation has a new health policy after 14 years. The long gap itself indicates the priority, or the lack thereof, accorded to a sector that is in need of some urgent attention and has deep linkages with the nation’s aspiration to grow faster and emerge as a strong economy in the global order.
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: China-India, Global, Indian economy
Opening up and lowering barriers must continue, the Trump doctrine notwithstanding. There’s always a thin line between “excessive coddling” and providing a “fair tariff protection” to ensure a level playing field. Hence a slower, more nuanced, approach to free trade should be the order of the day.
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, India politics
My idea of The Hindvasi travels back to days I was a school kid and the paper came home but only on a Sunday, if memory serves me right. It was the paper my parents read, and particularly my mom – who stretched it through the week and took it up every day she had some time free from household chores