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Nivedita Krishna Download
Hone Your Womanagement -- 28-Mar-23
Boardrooms need more women not just for the sake of gender parity but also for India Inc.

A Balasubramanian Download
Consider Mutual Benefit -- 28-Mar-23
The amendment on change in taxation on capital gains from debt mutual funds (MFs) in the Finance Bill 2023, passed last week in Parliament, is as much a pivotal change as it was unexpected

Anil Padmanabhan Download
Services, and Their Returns -- 27-Mar-23
India gets ready for a record high in services exports, showing up a diversified trade basket

Ravi Singh Download
So, What's Your SOKO Rating? -- 27-Mar-23
A few years ago, 'Angel Priya' used to be one of the most popular fake names used on social media.

Pradeep S Mehta & Gopal K Agarwal Download
Trade Marks of a Reimagination -- 27-Mar-23
At the 2023 ET Global Business Summit last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the nation passing through an 'era of reimagination' — how India has been reimagining and reinventing each aspect of governance.

Ateesh Tankha Download
Things Hang in Bank Balance -- 24-Mar-23
Using more realistic figures of balances at risk, the picture of safety in India may not be so comforting

Ashima Goyal Download
Get Developing Money -- 24-Mar-23
Estimated finance requirements for development are huge, especially if climate change adaptation and mitigation are taken into account.

Sanjiv Mehta Download
It's Still World Water Day -- 23-Mar-23
An impending water crisis can cripple our agriculture sector if collaborative action isn’t taken ASAP

Ajay Seth Download
City City Bang for Buck -- 23-Mar-23
As per World Bank estimates, by 2050, 70% people are going to live in cities, up from today’s 50%. With more than 80% of GDP generated in cities, urbanisation, if managed well, can substantially contribute to global growth and development.

Seema Sirohi Download
A State Visit & Ambassadorship -- 22-Mar-23
It’s been a rough 10 days for Joe Biden with two banks collapsing, Russian jets downing a US drone, China brokering a Saudi-Iran deal behind his back, and Xi Jinping standing ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Vladimir Putin after a grand welcome in Moscow.

Piyush Goyal Download
Warp and Weft of a Textiles Boom -- 22-Mar-23
India’s rich tradition of textiles is poised for a quantum leap that will make it a global investment, manufacturing and export hub.

Dhiraj Nayyar Download
Macro ke Side-Effects -- 21-Mar-23
The real world has a way of confounding textbook economics. Macroeconomics, the branch that deals with the big things like growth, inflation and interest rates, seems broken when used to implement policy.

Dhiraj Nim Download
So, Where Are We Growing? -- 20-Mar-23
Sure, India is growing. But it’s the right time to look at what kind of GDP growth is expected

M Muneer Download
Shush Those Manterruptions -- 20-Mar-23
‘Manterruption,’ a variation of ‘mansplaining’, is a form of gender bias that can be detrimental to the success of women leaders.

Rama Kamaraju Download
Making Data Dance to One’s Tune -- 20-Mar-23
Reading former chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian’s article, ‘Growth, a Revisionist Look’ on this page (March 10, bit. ly/3lrK0KQ)

Prakash Balakrishnan, Soumya Kanti Ghosh & Ashish Kumar Download
Withdrawal Symptoms -- 17-Mar-23
Why SVB’s collapse doesn’t point to a virulent banking virus, and won’t affect the India ecosystem.

Ajay Tyagi Download
Disclosure, Not an Open & Shut Case -- 17-Mar-23
Proponents of the 'disclosure-based regime' for regulation cite US Supreme Court lawyer Louis Brandeis' famous saying, 'Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Abheek Barua Download
Crossing the Random Sea -- 16-Mar-23
For both investors and policymakers, acute uncertainty is the new normal

Harsh V Pant & Kartik Bommakanti Download
Our Boys & Their Toys -- 16-Mar-23
India has been making progress with its Aatmanirbhar Bharat (AB) initiative that was launched in May 2020.

Satyam Viswanathan Download
Oscar for All Marketing Boxes Ticked -- 15-Mar-23
Winning a Best Original Song Oscar is not only a wonderful achievement for the makers of RRR but also the outcome of a great marketing success story.

Sanjeev Choudhary Download
ONGC Needs to Snap Out of It -- 15-Mar-23
In March 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted the domestic petroleum industry to help cut India’s oil import dependence by 10% in seven years.

Jean Drèze & Nikhila Nair Download
The Return of Mangoes -- 14-Mar-23
Schemes like mango plantations under NREGA with extremely high rates of return can be the norm

Sanjeev Malhotra Download
InQ, Innovation Quotient -- 14-Mar-23
The importance of innovation or creativity in the growth of an organisation can’t be over-emphasised more.

Bibek Debroy, Bjorn Lomborg & Aditya Sinha Download
Wealth in Vaccine Nations -- 13-Mar-23
Prioritise immunisations, it's powerful tool for enhancing survival rates and economic prosperity

Preeti Singh Download
Don't ADD to Our Spinning Woes -- 13-Mar-23
Unlike other man-made fibres (MMF), viscose is biodegradable, adding to its value as a sustainable textile option in aworld that is becoming increasingly sustainability-conscious.

Subhrakant Panda Download
India Getting Picky With FTAs -- 13-Mar-23
India had a chequered track record when it came to free trade agreements (FTAs), with years of isolation followed by tentative early steps to open up to the world leaving it ill-prepared to negotiate hard-nosed trade deals

Ateesh Tankha Download
New-Age Privateers UnLtd -- 10-Mar-23
Why the startup ecosystem must be seen through the triple lens of motive, method, manipulation

Samidha Sharma Download
It's Still Buffering in Bengaluru -- 10-Mar-23
February is typically marked by slow activity for everyone in the startup industry in Bengaluru. But this time around, things were abnormally glum

Darpan Jain Download
How to Serve Service Exports Best -- 10-Mar-23
India’s services exports clocked an unprecedented growth of more than 30% in April-January 2022-23, on top of about 24% in the previous year.

Nandan Kamath & Nivedita Krishna Download
India Inc, Game Face On -- 09-Mar-23
Sports can be used by companies to achieve specific outcomes through their CSR budgets

Viswanath Pingali & Daniel Sokol Download
Build Brands in the Air -- 09-Mar-23
Recent headlines on the quality of service at Air India should be a wake-up call for India’s airlines sector.

Droupadi Murmu Download
Let Us Make Her Story -- 08-Mar-23
The world will be a much better place if women are made equal stakeholders in human progress

Seema Sirohi Download
Come Together, Over Xi -- 08-Mar-23
Xi Jinping may have done the impossible-he has forced Republicans and Democrates to come together;

Archana Kulkarni & Rajendra N Paramanik Download
Lose Pension Tension -- 07-Mar-23
Of late, there has been a clamour to revive the old pension scheme (OPS) at the central and state levels.

Anil Nair Download
Writing Code Without Knowing How -- 06-Mar-23
Over the years, India has developed a reputation of being a nation of accomplished software coders.

Barry Eichengreen & Poonam Gupta Download
Till Debt Do Poor Countries Part -- 06-Mar-23
In their meeting in Bengaluru last month, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors identified debt vulnerability in lowand middleincome countries as an urgent issue to be addressed.

Bibek Debroy, Bjorn Lomborg & Aditya Sinha Download
Even Greener Revolution -- 03-Mar-23
Pouring resources into agricultural R&D for the most impoverished nations is a game-changer

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay Download
North by Northeast -- 03-Mar-23
The verdict from the three small, but significant, states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland in the strategically critical...

Mythili Bhusnurmath Download
Make Sense With Sensibility -- 02-Mar-23
By reading between the numbers, the good, bad and ugly about the latest growth estimates

Prodipto Ghosh Download
Net-Zero, At What Cost? -- 02-Mar-23
India has set its net-zero target at 2070. Such a target is well beyond any reasonable contribution to greenhouse gas...

Rahul Rishi Download
Mix Business with CSR -- 01-Mar-23
First enacted in 2014, corporate social responsibility (CSR) places a requirement for companies falling under its provisions to integrate social, environmental

Neeraj Kaushal Download
Make India Home to Others -- 28-Feb-23
The Indian diaspora, or Indiaspora, is on the ascend and its influence is likely to grow on political, economic and social spheres, globally.

Manish Sabharwal & Sandeep Agarwal Download
Charter a New Course -- 28-Feb-23
Roman poet Juvenal’s 2,000-year-old question, ‘Who will guard the guards?’ has vexed policymakers down the ages.

Soumya Kanti Ghosh / Nikhil Gupta Download
Inflation Fears Are Inflated -- 27-Feb-23
The numbers don’t add up, the methodology is skewed — so let’s not get too worried by price rise

Dhiraj Nayyar Download
Enter an Age of Exploration -- 24-Feb-23
The importance of the discovery of 5. 9 million tonnes of lithium reserves in Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir, by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) cannot be overstated.

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri Download
Doors the War Has Closed, Opened -- 24-Feb-23
The now one-year-long Ukraine war that started on February 24, 2022, has pulled back the curtain on the extent of Russia’s domestic rot...

Pallavi Choudhuri Download
Mind the Gender Gap -- 23-Feb-23
One of the highlights at the ET Global Business Summit last week was how GoI, over the last eight years, has launched schemes that directly empower women.

Varun Gandhi Download
Maha Bharat’s Mahanagars -- 22-Feb-23
Give our cities their own language of urban design from its heritage and around sustainability

Seema Sirohi Download
America’s New Indo-China Bet -- 22-Feb-23
The prediction is coming true. A top White House official promised last November that 2023 would be ‘a bigger year’ for India-US relations than 2022.

Kunal Kumar Download
Triple-Engine Sarkar -- 21-Feb-23
India’s cities are home to 35% of its residents and contribute around 65% of its GDP. So, if India were to achieve its $5 trillion target, the ‘cities engine’ must fire.

Dipankar Bhattacharyya Download
Modi sarkar understands that to economically empower women is to strengthen the economy

TV Ramachandran Download
After 5G Rollout, Get Part 2 Going -- 20-Feb-23
In this world of constantly evolving mobile telecommunication, no other ‘G’ has seen so much excitement before actually being used than 5G.

VAnantha Nageswaran & Shashank Saksena Download
Firming Up Financial Sector Reforms -- 20-Feb-23
The financial sector is the lynchpin of any economy — developed or developing.

Bibek Debroy, Bjørn Lomborg & Aditya Sinha Download
First Fix What Can Be Fixed -- 17-Feb-23
2000 marked a turning point in global development as the world rallied together to tackle some of its biggest challenges.

Sanjay Kapoor Download
Anti-Phishing Expedition -- 17-Feb-23
India is currently witnessing a digital revolution, backed by rising web connections, greater internet penetration and government support.

Karan Bhasin Download
Twenty-One & Accounting -- 16-Feb-23
A less emphasised fact regarding Budget 2023 was that this was the 21st complete budget to be presented by a government presided over by Narendra Modi.

Sunil Sanghai Download
Regulators Not Egged On -- 16-Feb-23
Any major incident in the capital markets can evoke media frenzy and a public expectation of a reactionary action from the regulator.

Montek S Ahluwalia, Naushad Forbes & Pradeep S Mehta Download
The Trade Policy India Needs -- 15-Feb-23
The Indian economy is at a critical juncture. International observers are generally optimistic about India’s shortterm growth prospects.

Hans-Paul Bürkner & Alpesh Shah Download
Resilience, Ultimate C-Suite Tool -- 15-Feb-23
In the words of professor of mathematics John Allen Paulos, ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty there is and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.

Saurabh Garg Download
Stack Up, There’s Appetite -- 14-Feb-23
India can take its acclaimed digital public infrastructure ecosystem India Stack to the world

Harsh V Pant & Vivek Mishra Download
Give & Tech, iCET Rising -- 14-Feb-23
National security adviser Ajit Doval’s recent visit to Washington marks an important step towards elevating the India-US partnership to the next level.

Debanjan Banerjee Download
In the world of telecom Gs, 2023 promises to bring the big 5 to India, with hype and maybe enough delivery for some of us to actually experience it.

Bob Moritz & Sanjeev Krishan Download
India’s Going Down the Right Road -- 13-Feb-23
Having turned 75 last year, India now stands at a turning point in its history. It has set itself an ambitious target of becoming a developed nation in the next 25 years.

Sushil Kumar Modi Download
Everything and Everyone Included -- 13-Feb-23
Economic growth is the silver bullet for ills that bog our country down. It cannot be achieved without adequate capital expenditure and investment that creates and maintains assets.

Sriharsha Majety Download
A modern rendition of the old African aphorism could be that if it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a city to turn her into a genius.

Sanjeev Sanyal & Srishti Chauhan Download
Malnourished Metrics? -- 10-Feb-23
It is important to have clear benchmarks to measure socioeconomic progress. However, a blanket application of global standards in India does not always present the true picture.

Omkar Goswami Download
Gotta Admit, All the Pieces Fit -- 09-Feb-23
The Budget 2023 numbers make a whole lot of sense, making it a good, dependable exercise

Vijay Chandok Download
A Balancing Act with Tax Relief, Inclusive Spending and Capex Surge -- 08-Feb-23
The budget for FY24 is inclusive in orientation, caters to the poorest while taking care of long-neglected communities and regions, provides a33% increase in public investment, reduces income tax rates for all taxpayers, and yet aims to reduce the fiscal deficit.

Pawan Munjal Download
STAGE is Set for Lift-Off -- 07-Feb-23
For a country that reveres the environment as divine, the progressive, balanced, inclusive and green growth agenda of Budget 2023 is both pro-India and proplanet. This is even more timely now that India holds the G20 presidency this year.

Jyotiraditya Scindia Download
The World Is Our Oyster -- 06-Feb-23
In the last nine years, India has emerged from a chrysalis. With the fastest projected growth rate of 6. 7%, it has surpassed the tag of an ‘emerging economy’ to become a ‘bright spot’ at the global stage.

Laveesh Bhandari Download
Where’s the Capital for Climate? -- 06-Feb-23
The only way to address the massive environmental challenge is to generate sustained economic surpluses, then use it to deal with a more volatile and less benign environment.

Ajay Piramal Download
A Budget That Sets Up the Future -- 06-Feb-23
Budget FY24 accurately identifies India’s inherent strengths, and strategises ways to catalyse them to achieve buoyant growth in a year when most developed countries expect to slow down.

Bhargav Dasgupta Download
Govt Focused on Driving Long-term Sustainable Growth -- 03-Feb-23
The budget delivered by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stayed true to the path of prudence and consistency without sacrificing the long-term vision of sustainable growth.

Amish Mehta Download
Fiscal Consolidation and Growth Thrust Hallmarks of Budget -- 03-Feb-23
Prudent or growth-supportive? The budget’s hallmark lies in how it has finessed reconciling these conflicting macroeconomic objectives.

Dinesh Kanabar Download
Consistency in Tax Provision and Not Too Many Nasty Surprises -- 03-Feb-23
The budget has ticked most of the boxes and dealt with the pre-budget expectations adequately. For the first time, the tax to GDP ratio has moved to double digits, an achievement we should not fail to consider.

Arvind Panagariya / Ashok V Desai Download
Budget has prepared the field for a thriving India to emerge. But some questions are up for asking

Harsh Gupta Madhusudan Download
High Taxes for Cryptocurrency Helped India Dodge the Bullet -- 05-Jan-23
In November 2021, bitcoin was almost at $65,000 and has since fallen by around three-fourths.

K Srinath Reddy Download
A Healthy Protein Regime -- 30-Dec-22
A safe sub-unit protein vaccine will further enhance booster protection against Covid variants.

Sanjiv Mehta & Alok Kshirsagar Download
A Happy New Century -- 30-Dec-22
600 million jobs and a six-fold increase to Rs.1 million per-capita income with a doubling of female labour force participation.

Piyush Goyal & Don Farrell Download
IN AGREEMENT, MATE! -- 29-Dec-22
The India-Australia FTA is big deal for both, especially when a new gloabal trade order is emerging.

Tushar Gore Download
About 'Hybrid Immunity' This Time -- 29-Dec-22
It was almost three years ago that the world was left guessing on the appropriate reaction to the news of a virus circulating in China...

Bhavish Aggarwal Download
India on Right Track to Be Global EV Hub -- 28-Dec-22
2022 will be remembered as the year in which India's EV revolution truly took off.

Anil Nair Download
Digitalismanic Change -- 28-Dec-22
GoI's digital approach to providing citizen services at scale is beginning to define it.

Ateesh Tankha & Syagnik Banerjee Download
Face(book) the Facts -- 27-Dec-22
On December 5, Facebook issued a warning to the US Congress in response to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) that laid out rules to force digital platforms to pay news publishers for their content

Srinivas Varadarajan Download
The Power of Commas and Colons in RBI Speak -- 26-Dec-22
Central bank watching is like an art form, fascinating in all its nuances, as also a science, a skill to develop.

Devi Shetty Download
Been There, So Let's Do That -- 26-Dec-22
Boardroom discussions across India have changed now from 'the next big thing' to ‘next what?'.

Akshay Rout Download
Let's Face the Facts With a Mask -- 26-Dec-22
Covid is back. But once bitten, twice shy. So, the high alert sounded by GoI, and the mobilisation of infrastructure, services and logistics

Sanjeev Choudhary Download
How India's Filling the Fuel Tank -- 26-Dec-22
How well has India responded to the world's first truly global energy crisis that unsettled markets, sent prices to record highs, and created shortages in many places?

Subramanian Swaminathan Download
How Not to Become China -- 23-Dec-22
India is not immune to BF.7, but we are better prepared — wastewater sampling can be a strategy

Saibal Dasgupta Download
Semiconducting This War -- 22-Dec-22
US has further tightened the tech screws on China, thereby making an expensive gamble

Srikanth Subramanian Download
Innovate Responsibly -- 22-Dec-22
On Tuesday, during his visit to India, Sundar Pichai underlined that Alphabet and Google want to be a ‘responsible and constructive partner' in the Digital India mission and drive innovation in a responsible regulatory ecosystem. 

Seema Sirohi Download
Business-er Than Usual -- 21-Dec-22
A few steps from the Oval Office entrance hangs a large photo featuring a beaming Narendra Modi flanked by Joe Biden and Indonesia's Joko Widodo.

N Chandrasekaran Download
Globalisation Is Our Business -- 20-Dec-22
The B20 India business agenda is aligned to India's G20 presidency of taking all countries forward

Ajay Tyagi Download
Don't Keep It a Secret -- 20-Dec-22
Lok Sabha Question No. 863 for December 12 on 'breach of inflation target' asked the finance minister to state

Indrajit Hazra Download
Drink From Another's Cup -- 19-Dec-22
An Indian World Cup watcher's 'emotional contagion' provides him pleasure via other countries

Tejesh Chitlangi Download
They Need Help, SEBI -- 19-Dec-22
Indian alternative investment funds (AIF) industry — primarily composed of private equity, venture capital, debt, public market and other privately pooled investment vehicles

Poonam Gupta Download
To Turn the Outflows Tide -- 16-Dec-22
Extending a swap line to India should be in the interest of US Federal Reserve as well as RBI

Ajay Seth & Michael D Patra Download
India's Finclusion for the World -- 16-Dec-22
As the first three-day finance and central bank deputies (FCBD) gathering under India's G20 presidency ended on Thursday, the G20 Finance Track gets ready...

Indrajit Hazra Download
When All Roads Led to THAT Bit -- 15-Dec-22
Messi was at the heights of his mischievous mastery in the semi-final against Croatia on Tuesday night

Jai Arjun Singh Download
Picking a Picture, Not Fight -- 15-Dec-22
RRR's Golden Globe nominations say as much about awards as about films they 'discover'

Amar Patnaik Download
Firm Up eDefence Walls -- 15-Dec-22
On November 23, servers and the e-hospital network at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims), Delhi, crashed owing to an alleged ransomware attack.

Bibek Debroy & Aditya Sinha Download
Horseriding on Rail Tracks -- 14-Dec-22
Path dependence suggests that actions in the present are constrained by actions made in the past.

Tushar Gore Download
Make Making a Big Deal -- 14-Dec-22
Social media companies are trending these days. Before Twitter captured the headlines, Meta, Facebook's parent company, made a splash because of a steep decline of about 30% in its share price.

Vivek Johri Download
Customs, an Evolving Tradition -- 13-Dec-22
The Customs Act, 1962, enacted 60 years today, is often cited as a model piece of legislation for its brevity, simplicity of expression, and logical sequence of chapters and provisions.

Anil Padmanabhan Download
Startups Lift Off, Watch This Space -- 13-Dec-22
Last month has been exceptional for the Indian space sector. It started with the successful launch and complex placement of 36 communication satellites of London-based OneWeb

Arvind Panagariya & R Jagannathan Download
Narendra Modi's 'Gujarat model' has stood BJP in good stead, now on track for Lok Sabha poll success

Dhiraj Nayyar Download
Change Climate of Climate Action -- 12-Dec-22
Much of the multilateral discussion and collective decision-making on climate change takes place at the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC)

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay & Gilles Verniers Download
Savouring the Preparation -- 09-Dec-22
BJP's mammoth win in Gujarat and slim loss in Himachal further cement PM Modi's singular value

Soumya Kanti Ghosh Download
India's Re-Ordered Its Economy -- 09-Dec-22
The ongoing World Cup has revealed that a change is brewing in the global football order with a convergence between the traditional superpowers of Latin America and Europe...

Manish Maheshwari Download
Elon Ranger or Free Bird? -- 08-Dec-22
Twitter's best chance to become decentralised is with Musk. But will he act on it?

Ramnath Krishnan Download
Inflation Remains Centre-Stage -- 08-Dec-22
As expected, RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) delivered a stepped-down 35-basis-point (bps) rate hike in the December 2022 policy review

Ateesh Tankha & Prakash Balakrishnan Download
CBDC Heebie-Jeebies? -- 07-Dec-22
If the digital rupee isn't just hype, how does one go about to make it a real disrupter?

Jiten Doshi Download
India's Capex Cycle Sets the Stage for a $10 Trillion Economy -- 06-Dec-22
India has moved from a $300 billion economy to $3 trillion in 30 years. The vision is to become a $10 trillion economy by 2031.

Abhijit V Banerjee Download
A Dosti With Differences -- 06-Dec-22
Myfriend Vikram Kirloskar, vice-chairman and animating spirit behind Kirloskar-Toyota, died last week.

Neeraj Kaushal Download
Negative to Affirmative Action -- 06-Dec-22
The Supreme Courts of India and the US have played critical roles in steering reverse discrimination policies in their countries. The contrast in their approaches could not be starker.

Jayant Sinha Download
Greenbacking the Green Agenda -- 06-Dec-22
COP27 ended with the clear understanding that trillions of dollars need to flow from developed countries to help developing ones to reach net zero.

Ajay Chhibber Download
Rid the Bretton Deadwood -- 05-Dec-22
At G20, India should shake IMF, World Bank et al out of their lethargy into financing green initiatives

Neil Gray Download
Scot Free For a Climate Partnership -- 05-Dec-22
A little over a year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to the stage in Glasgow, Scotland, and made an historic announcement that will shape the future of India forever.

Sanjiv Kapoor Download
A Change of Domestic Flight Plans -- 05-Dec-22
Since I assumed my new role in Jet Airways, I have heard two things repeatedly, 'Full-service carriers (FSCs) are doomed to failure,' and 'A bankrupt airline cannot be revived and create value.

Saibal Dasgupta Download
Will the Xi Hit the Ceiling? -- 02-Dec-22
Beijing is desperate to avoid the growing protests turning into a pro-democracy movement

Vikas Swarup Download
India's G20-20 Vision -- 02-Dec-22
Yesterday, India took over the presidency of G20, the world's most influential economic multilateral forum.

T Koshy Download
India's ONDC can shape the future of global Ecoomerce : CEO T Koshy -- 24-Nov-22
At ET India Rising, Powered by Visa, ONDC MD and CEO T Koshy mapped out an Indian blueprint for next-generation ecommerce

Dinesh Khara Download
Financial System as Partner Key to Infra Push: Khara -- 24-Nov-22
It took us 50 years to become a $1trillion economy and we have added a trillion every fifth year.

Rakesh Jain Download
Role of Human-Machine collaboration in the augmentation of the Insurance Industry -- 23-Nov-22
Two decades into the 21st Century, and we have already seen a pandemic of gigantic proportions...

Mythili Bhusnurmath Download
In Spirit, If Not In Letter -- 31-Oct-22
With RBI's report to GoI on crossing inflation target band confidential, here's an imagined draft

Dhanendra Kumar Download
Remove Froth in Surfactant Sector -- 31-Oct-22
Last week, a rather pointless row broke out when BJP and Congress politicians accused the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) of pouring 'toxic chemicals' into the Yamuna.

Krishna Srinivasan Download
Digital in the Time of Slowdown -- 31-Oct-22
Asia's strong economic rebound from the pandemic is losing momentum. Three main headwinds mar the outlook

Manoj Joshi Download
Chipping Away at Beijing -- 28-Oct-22
The US restrictions on China's access to US semiconductor technology will have pushbacks

Anjuli Bhargava Download
Still Up in the Air India -- 28-Oct-22
Singapore Airlines' (SIA) recent confirmation that it is in talks with the Tata Group about merging Vistara

Sonal Varma & Aurodeep Nandi Download
Be Prepared for the Impact -- 25-Oct-22
Despite strong foundations, India's recovery will likely be cut short by the incoming global slowdown

Dmitry Konov Download
Packing the Food Right -- 25-Oct-22
The issue of food security in developing countries is becoming more acute.

Prakash Chandra Download
Whose Space Is It Anyway? -- 24-Oct-22
India should legislate a Space Act to have a major role in establishing norms of behaviour in space

Shrinivas V Dempo Download
India Slips, But Canters On -- 24-Oct-22
The global supply and inflation shocks have dragged down India's GDP growth forecasts over the past three months.

Amarjeet Sinha Download
Get a LiFE, Change a World View -- 24-Oct-22
Natural resources are finite, human greed is not.

Subimal Bhattacharjee Download
The Chips Are Getting High -- 21-Oct-22
The US is getting its act together in denying China technology. India must also get strategic

Dinesh Kanabar Download
Charity Begins With Taxes -- 21-Oct-22
We live in times when conducting charitable activities is regarded as an essential tool for addressing the inequities in society.

Bibek Debroy & Aditya Sinha Download
Hungry for Sensationalism -- 20-Oct-22
The flawed Global Hunger Index methodology shows India must reform its statistical system

Suresh Prabhu & Shobhit Mathur Download
Unlearn, Then Relearn -- 20-Oct-22
Higher education in India is facing a moment of reckoning.

Saibal Dasgupta Download
Hand That Rocks the Cradle -- 19-Oct-22
How powerful Xi Jinping emerges from the party conclave will determine China's global dealings

P K Sinha Download
Road to PraGati Maidan -- 19-Oct-22
In October 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan for Multimodal Connectivity.

Seema Sirohi Download
The India Story Goes to Washington -- 18-Oct-22
No joint communiqué came at the end of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings because Russia blocked it.

Ahmed Naser AI-Raisi Download
Hands Up! It's the Interpol Meeting -- 18-Oct-22
In July 2022, India joined Interpol's (International Criminal Police Organisation) child sexual abuse database.

Raghuram Rajan Download
We Can All Bank on Doug -- 17-Oct-22
Nobel laureate Douglas Diamond's works are not just elegant but also greatly influence policy

Nidhi Kaicker, Aashi Gupta & Raghav Gaiha Download
Did Covid Lower Food Diversity? -- 17-Oct-22
Much debate and discussion swirls around the latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) that was released on Friday

Aruna Sharma Download
Some Offline-Online Parity, Please -- 17-Oct-22
The Parliamentary Standing Committee presented its report (bit. ly/3S1cp4E) on the promotion and regulation of ecommerce in India in June.

Ajay Tyagi Download
RBI, Keep Calm & Carry On -- 14-Oct-22
Instead of hinting at intervention, GoI should consider tweaking the inflation target by law

Parameswaran Iyer Download
From Outlays to Outcomes -- 14-Oct-22
One of the significant achievements of the Narendra Modi government is the actual delivery of basic services

Gautam Trivedi Download
India: To Decouple or Not to ,That is the Question -- 13-Oct-22
Domestic demand in India has surged in the past two quarters.

Anjuli Bhargava Download
Globetrotters to the Rescue -- 13-Oct-22
Indian carriers are likely to grow more dependent on air travellers flying on international routes

Manish Sabharwal & Rishi Agrawal Download
Catch China's 'Migrants' -- 13-Oct-22
Ezra Vogel's 2011 biography, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, shows that pragmatism, not communism, made China the world's factory.

Neeraj Gambhir Download
US Interest Rate Puzzle -- 12-Oct-22
Q. What goes faster than the speed of light?

Gilles Verniers Download
The Meaning of Mulayam -- 11-Oct-22
MULAYAM SINGH YADAV 1939-2022 He represents a quintessential form of doing politics in India

Daljit Singh Download
Feel Discom Discomfort? -- 11-Oct-22
In August, the Electricity (Amendment) Bill (EAB) 2022 was introduced in Lok Sabha.

Sriram Velayudhan, Rajesh Palviya & Sameet Chavan Download
Uncertainty Looms Large; Nifty Needs to Cross 17,450 Level to Reach 18,000 -- 10-Oct-22
Technical charts are pointing to a period of uncertainty this week. 

Anil Kumar Jain Download
Energy Security is Balancing of Green Thrust, Fossil Fuels -- 10-Oct-22
India has rightly stuck to its use of coal which commands over 70% in power generation and makes up for over half of total primary energy supply mix.

Seema Sirohi Download
With China getting more aggressive, Pentagon seems more willing to open the armoury for India -- 10-Oct-22
With China getting more aggressive, Pentagon seems more willing to open the armoury for India.

Rajdeep Roy Download
Every Community's Best Friend -- 10-Oct-22
Recently, a fake news item went viral on social media. 

R S Sharma Download
Wean India Off Imported Energy -- 10-Oct-22
energyindependent while providing sustainable, affordable energy access to all. 

Poonam Gupta & Arvind Panagariya Download
Free These White Elephants -- 07-Oct-22
When all costs and benefits are considered, privatisation of public banks can only be good.

Ajay Tyagi Download
Markets, A Capital Idea -- 07-Oct-22
The resilience shown by India's capital markets in the post-Covid era has been remarkable.

Kanwal Sibal Download
Russo-Ukrainian War: India Right in giving Prominence to its Strategic Preferences -- 06-Oct-22
Russia's referenda and annexation of 4 eastern Ukrainian regions have exacerbated situation.

Anil Padmanabhan Download
Beyond Bollywood & Yoga -- 06-Oct-22
DPGs — digital public goods — and soon G20 will showcase India's new soft power capabilities.

Nilanjan Banik Download
The Import of Imports -- 06-Oct-22
Trade numbers for 2022-23 are looking dismal. For Q1 and Q2, the current account deficit (CAD) is expected to be the highest in nine years.

David J Shulkin Download
Healthtech by the Horns -- 04-Oct-22
With India's leadership in technologybased companies, abundant talent in medical science and the growing number of healthcare startups - now numbering over 7,000 - it is poised to become a world leader in digital health and medical innovation.

Mythili Bhusnurmath Download
Policy Sticks to Its Script -- 03-Oct-22
Downside risks to growth could well warrant a shift away from withdrawal of liquidity.

Sunil Alagh Download
Let the Spending Festivities Begin -- 03-Oct-22
There are two views on sales during this festive season from October to December.

Punit Goenka Download
When India Changed Channels -- 03-Oct-22
Gandhi Jayanti this year marked the 30th anniversary of liberalisation becoming truly tangible for the common man through the advent of private television vis satellite TV.

Abheek Barua & Sakshi Gupta Download
The Not-So-Invisible Hand -- 30-Sep-22
RBI should periodically and tactically intervene to smother volatility and sharp decline of the rupee.

Seema Sirohi Download
Getting Along Very Well, Thank You -- 30-Sep-22
India and the US are not just talking all the time about everything under the sun, but they are also working together to 'shape the direction of the world', no less.

Indira Iyer & Soumi Roy Chowdhury Download
Spending Wisely, Clearly -- 29-Sep-22
With the recent launch of the Single Nodal Account (SNA) dashboard by Nirmala Sitharaman, reforms in public financial management systems (PFMS) using digital innovations are getting mainstreamed.

Rajiv Kumar & Nikhil Gupta Download
Why House Holds the Key -- 28-Sep-22
To make an informed judgement on capex recovery, household finance data need to be looked at

Nitin Goel Download
Token It Easy From Oct 1 -- 28-Sep-22
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated tokenisation to start from October 1, replacing credit and debit card data with independent tokens that one can use online, in stores and apps.

Arvind Panagariya Download
Let It Seek Its Own Level -- 27-Sep-22
Economic interest is better served by allowing the rupee to weaken, not rallying behind it.

Dhiraj Nayyar Download
For a Few More K'Noors -- 27-Sep-22
The British crown has passed from Elizabeth II to Charles III. In a few months from now, there will be a formal coronation ceremony for which the crown Jewels will be brought out of the Tower of London.

Shashi Shekhar Vempati Download
Get Chip Off the Shoulder -- 26-Sep-22
Turning aatmanirbhar in silicon-making will also make India a critical cog in the global supply chain

Nishant Chadha Download
Cap Entities, Or Cap the Market? -- 26-Sep-22
Last month, RBI published a discussion paper on charges for payment services (bit. ly/3BLxjPl).

Seema Sirohi Download
India Gets Vocal for Global -- 26-Sep-22
Once more with feeling — India is back to the basics as the voice of the global South while firmly keeping in step with Western friends.

Sachchidanand Shukla Download
Be Wary of QT Se Qayamat -- 23-Sep-22
RBI should not just track rates but also the consequences of the Fed's quantitative tightening

Arpinder Singh Download
Moonlighting Shadows -- 23-Sep-22
The pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the way organisations work, spanning from the tangible technical aspects to the intangible aspects of enabling a conducive work environment.

Bibek Debroy & Suresh Babu Download
Peter, Paul and Hail Marys -- 22-Sep-22
From the economic viewpoint, distinctions between subsidies for 'merit goods' and 'freebies' are dubious

N Rajalakshmi Download
Green-Shoot Hydrogen -- 22-Sep-22
Of late, green hydrogen (GH) has been touted as the proverbial Swiss knife for deep decarbonising the energy sector and limiting emissions as per the 1. 5° C pathway.

Arihant Bardia Download
Plugging In Investors -- 21-Sep-22
This year has been a roller-coaster ride for fixed-income investors in India and abroad, the bond markets having swung from uncertainty to despair to hope.

Anil Nair Download
First-Middle-Last Mile -- 20-Sep-22
Last Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the National Logistics Policy (NLP).

Neeraj Kaushal Download
Now to Get Past the Future -- 19-Sep-22
Given global uncertainties, it is wise for India to do some belt-tightening.

Arvind Mediratta Download
A National Retail Policy Please -- 19-Sep-22
In 2019, when the draft National Retail Policy (NRP) was announced, it was met with a lot of optimism.

Poonam Gupta Download
In Defence of Inflation Targeting -- 19-Sep-22
India moved to inflation targeting (IT) in October 2016, after experiencing double-digit inflation for several years.

Omkar Goswami Download
Enough Delaying the Census -- 16-Sep-22
Conducting the postponed 2021 exercise can only provide rich data to aid critical policy options

Rajiv Kumar & Nikhil Gupta Download
Fix Unlisted India Inc -- 16-Sep-22
India's investment rate, though among the highest in the world, has declined to about 31% of GDP as an average of 2015-16 to 2019-2020 from its peak of 39% in FY2012.

Abheek Barua Download
Keep Calm and Carry On -- 15-Sep-22
Central banks need to be 'credible' and stay the course, come what may.

Arun Mampazhy Download
Chips Are Up for India -- 15-Sep-22
Vedanta and Foxconn have announced this week that they will invest 1.54lakh crore to set up a display fabrication...

Seema Sirohi Download
Goyal Goes to San Fran -- 14-Sep-22
Piyush Goyal's visit to California last week was primarily aimed at generating more investments for India.

Sunil Sanghai Download
'Paanch Prana' for a Thriving Indian Capital Market -- 13-Sep-22
This year, on Independence Day our Prime Minister gave a call for Paanch Prana from the ramparts of the Red Fort and set a target for the nation for the next 25 years.

Pradeep S Mehta Download
Don't Be Afraid of IPEF -- 13-Sep-22
By joining all pillars of the Indo-Pacific bloc, India can only do its trade ambitions a world of good.

Shantanu Nandan Sharma Download
Aadhaar For Artefacts -- 13-Sep-22
The world's booming antique market often hinges on stolen items from countries like India.

Mudar Patherya Download
India's Stocking Up and How -- 12-Sep-22
Indians are investing in the equity markets like never before — and this is just the (late) start

Steve Brooks Download
Nip This Pharma Threat in the Bud -- 12-Sep-22
Often hailed as the pharmacy of the world, the booming pharmaceutical sector of India has more than doubled its share in exports over the past decade.

Shishir Gupta & Rishita Sachdeva Download
Add Muscle to Urban Local Bodies -- 12-Sep-22
The latest manifestation of negotiating life in the metro is being witnessed in Bengaluru, which is still to come to terms with last weekend's 131 mm rainfall in 24 hours.

Amitabh Kant Download
Let's Hit the Road, EV Rider -- 09-Sep-22
India has an opportunity to technologically leapfrog ahead and be an electric transportation leader.

Srivatsa Krishna Download
States Passing the Buck -- 09-Sep-22
Can any elected government, irrespective of political complexion, just because it was elected, give away freebies in the name of fulfilling the mandate on which they got elected?

Ayush Khare, Divya Srinivasan & Rishita Sachdeva Download
Make Nudge Come to Shove -- 08-Sep-22
GoI's capex push is the key to economic recovery that will spur private investment to pick up

Rajeev Dewal Download
Get the ABC of IBC Right -- 08-Sep-22
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 exposes a debtor to insolvency immediately on payment default with consequent loss of reputation and control over business.