China-India

By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, Union Budget, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India wants to grow its economy to US$ 5 trillion. People want jobs and their incomes to grow. India needs its industrial sector to grow to absorb the millions of people coming off agriculture as they will with productivity in the agricultural sector improving. India cannot rely only on its service... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Inequality, China-India, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
With Jammu and Kashmir leaders behind bars, the people locked up in their houses, schools, colleges, institutions closed, and some voices from the other States celebrating this kind of action and incarceration, do we really think we are making progress with the integration of Kashmir into the rest... read more
By: Vappala Balachandran
Category: Common citizen, Governance, China-India, Global, India politics, Indian economy
Some Indian observers have said that US President Donald Trump’s July 22 offer to mediate on Kashmir has no validity after India abrogated the State’s special status under Article 370. On August 6, Rajya Sabha MP Subramaniam Swamy demanded withdrawal of India’s complaint to the United Nations... read more
By: Himadri Bhattacharya
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Taxes, China-India, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
That the Monetary Policy Committee will reduce the policy rate for a fourth time in a row was in no doubt. Most expected a cut by 25 basis points, although there were a few who hoped for a more aggressive decrease by 50 basis points. The actual outcome was a cut in the rate by 35 basis points, to 5... read more
By: Vappala Balachandran
Category: Common citizen, Governance, China-India, Global, India politics, Indian economy
US President Donald Trump’s remarks on June 22 during Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the White House have created a storm. Trump replied when Khan requested for his help in resolving the vexed Kashmir issue: “I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago when he asked me whether I... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
After the exit polls on May 19 predicted a landslide victory for the National Democratic Alliance, the stock market in Mumbai gave a euphoric salute, and the index broke its previous record. But across the Asia Pacific, from Hong Kong and Shanghai, to Singapore, Seoul and Sydney, the markets were... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Iconic visions of Industry 4.0 are robots and self-driving cars that will eliminate human workers, and 3-D printers that can compress the capabilities of a large factory with hundreds of skilled workers into a small machine operated by a single person. A broader view of Industry 4.0 includes the... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
The Pulwama terrorist attack was mind-numbing brutality. Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility, and it operates from Pakistan. The deadly attack needed sophisticated planning, logistics, arms procurement, fund flow and sensitive information. All this is not possible without some sort of... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The chapter on smart cities says, “Smart cities is an approach to urban development characterised by area-based development, efficient delivery of basic services in an equitable manner, and citizen’s participation.” The chapter on governance says transformation of cities will require “opportunities... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Sustainability, Taxes, China-India, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, GST
The year began with great optimism about economic growth. The previous year i.e. 2017 had concluded with actual growth beating earlier estimates of the International Monetary Fund. In the previous six years, the IMF’s usual optimistic forecasts given out at the beginning of the year had to be... read more

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