April 25, 2019
Hubris & its Political Consequence
The trouble with victory, rather a string of victories, is that it catalyses and nurtures hubris.
April 22, 2019
Political parties must prioritise law and order
An examination of the BJP and Congress manifestos for the 2009, 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections shows that the delivery of this core public good has not been on the priority list.
April 19, 2019
Unfulfilled Political Promises Weaken the Spirit of Democracy
A reason why politicians get away with unfulfilled promises is that there are no checks and balances made before or during their tenure in office.
April 18, 2019
India’s trade deficit with China has a geostrategic dimension
Much hinges on whether India can rein in its domestic macroeconomic imbalances and achieve industrial competitiveness.
April 17, 2019
Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more.
April 16, 2019
Empower NOTA—make parties atone
The idea of NOTA cannot be just an item song in the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy.
April 11, 2019
Why is India’s real estate market stagnating
Developers have to seek clearances from multiple departments. They have to ensure compliance with a large number of rules and regulations that may be subject to revisions and pay steep official charges and fees. There are serious delays in granting p...
April 10, 2019
Why India must lower the cost of capital over the next decade
Access to cheaper funds is of crucial importance for a growth-raising investment boom led by the private sector.
April 09, 2019
Indian democracy must be more representative
India’s philosophical underpinnings and demographic reality are at stark odds with one another. Such an imbalance creates an insurmountable gap between the ideal and the implementation of representative democracy
April 07, 2019
India Needs Its Own Canary Wharf
The country’s next government will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform Mumbai into a true global financial hub.