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Let’s Be a Jolly Good Export -- 09-Jun-23
India can emerge as the new export powerhouse if it enhances its foreign trade ecosystem.

Kiren Rijiju Download
India’s Blue Economy Sets Sail to Unlock a Sea of Opportunities! -- 08-Jun-23
“For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself,” wrote English adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1829.

Mythili Bhusnurmath Download
RBI, Give It a Rest, Will You? -- 08-Jun-23
The vastly different scenario in which MPC meets this week warrants a rate-hike pause today

Seema Sirohi Download
Rahul G’s Big Day Out -- 08-Jun-23
Rahul Gandhi has clearly learnt a few lessons in public diplomacy, if not all. Thousands joined his American yatra from California to New York via Washington to cheer for an ‘inclusive’ vision of India.

Michiel Baas Download
Don’t Worry, Be HAIppy -- 31-May-23
Disassociate AI from its pop cultural depictions and engage with its actual functioning and limitations.

Prakash Balakrishnan Download
In the Dollar, We Trust? -- 31-May-23
According to the Puranas, Lord Venkateshwara, a. k. a. Balaji, took a large loan from Kuber, the god of wealth, to cover the expenses associated with his marriage to Devi Padmavati.

Jyotsna Puri & Jahan Chowdhury Download
Ride Financing Wind Channels -- 30-May-23
In 2020, $83. 3 billion in climate finance was channelled to developing countries. This fell far short of the sums required to support plans for meeting their climate goals written in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

Jagjeet Sareen & Manjeev S Puri Download
Climate Swivel, Be Market-Wise -- 30-May-23
India’s Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2023 outlines a vision to boost the country’s exports of goods and services to $2 trillion by 2030, up from the current $750-odd billion.

Seema Sirohi Download
Modi’s Manmohan Moment? -- 29-May-23
This US visit could be as pathbreaking as the one in 2005

Sankar Chakraborti Download
MONOPOLIES -- 29-May-23
Healthy competition and a level playing field are important aspects of amature economy.

Anil Nair Download
Clear and Present DAInger -- 26-May-23
By setting up INDIAai, GoI shows it’s serious about having an AI rules framework and regulation

Abhishek Singhvi & Pradeep S Mehta Download
Build a Trade Narrative -- 26-May-23
Despite poor projections on the slowdown in international trade, India has set itself an ambitious target of achieving $2 trillion exports by 2030.

Sonal Varma Aurodeep Nandi Download
Rs.eturn on Investment -- 25-May-23
UPI, static currency use & formalisation will absorb the exaggerated post-death claims of the Rs.2,000 bill

Bibek Debroy, Bjørn Lomborg & Aditya Sinha Download
Don’t Postpone Fighting Hunger -- 25-May-23
In a world where the symphony of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) plays a cacophony of unfulfilled promises, the tragedy of global malnutrition and hunger is the dissonant note.

Amitabh Kant Download
Credit to Digital Banks -- 24-May-23
India’s fintech sector has been a global bellwether. It attracted $5. 7 billion in funding in 2022 alone, with over 550 startups receiving $25 billion in funding.

Madan Sabnavis Download
USA, Do It Our Way -- 23-May-23
The one thing common among US presidents, whether George W Bush, Barack Obama or Joe Biden, is that they have all had to tackle the issue of debt ceiling — that is, going back to the basics to keep government running.

Omkar Goswami Download
India Has Its Work Cut Out -- 22-May-23
Whichever way you look at the numbers, we’re staring at a crisis of jobs that needs tackling ASAP

Hindol Sengupta Download
Up and All Over With Down Under -- 22-May-23
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia this week underlines the importance of India-Australia ties.

Neeraj Kaushal Download
Track the M-Curve More Closely -- 22-May-23
The Hindu right often argues that India has the second-largest number of Muslims in the world, and their rising numbers is evidence that Muslims aren’t doing too badly.

Abheek Barua & Sakshi Gupta Download
But Will It Rise and Shine? -- 19-May-23
A$5 trillion Indian economy is possible. The challenge ahead is to bring growth back up to 7.5%.

Sandip Patel Download
AI-ing Our Businesses -- 19-May-23
Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has created much excitement about the potential of AI applications that is here to stay, and could very well dramatically transform how we live, work and interact.

Anil Padmanabhan Download
How Gas Knocked Out BJP -- 18-May-23
As aspirations of India’s electorate grow, inflation is finding new touchpoints with the masses

Anjana Menon Download
DemographAIc Dead End? -- 18-May-23
Nithin Kamath is an outlier. Last week, the founder of Zerodha, the wildly successful trading platform, announced on Twitter that his company now uses artificial intelligence (AI) that could replace some jobs that he is choosing to keep.

Seema Sirohi Download
Modi Goes to America -- 17-May-23
Joe Biden’s invitation to Narendra Modi for a ‘state visit’ marks an important milestone.

Sanjeev Sanyal & Apurv Mishra Download
Measure for Measure -- 16-May-23
A major irritant for doing business in India is an obscure law called the Legal Metrology Act (LMA) 2009 that deals with metrological standards pertaining to measurement and its application.

Gilles Verniers & Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay Download
Face Karnatik Music -- 15-May-23
The Karnataka verdict shows up the limits of Brand Modi and the possible making of a new opposition space

Aurodeep Nandi Download
Low Growth, Low Inflation Ahoy -- 15-May-23
Lenin had famously said there are decades when nothing happens, and then there are weeks when decades happen. Be it Russian streets or financial ones, when cycles turn for the worse, economic data tend to deteriorate quite rapidly.

Ashok Malik Download
Non-Alignment Fantasists -- 12-May-23
Orthodoxies outside government are fixating on US-India divergences than strategic commonalities

Lubna Kably Download
Give Him His Own Money -- 12-May-23
Areader who wanted to spend his summer vacation lazing away on the shores of the Maldives sent us an email on the ‘draconian’ tax collection at source (TCS) regime, which is applicable on remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS).

Manoj Joshi Download
Pakistan st. Pindi b. Imran -- 11-May-23
What makes the present situation most serious is that it comes layered upon other problems

Gurjit Singh Download
India's Bright Continent -- 11-May-23
In the post-pandemic period, there is a greater imperative for India in economically engaging with Africa. In 2019, the continent was on the verge of a transition from aid to trade and investment.

GR Gopinath Download
GoneAir With the Wind -- 09-May-23
Few can resist the allure of running an airline. Fewer still can manage to tackle its business side

Aashi Gupta, Vani S Kulkarni & Raghav Gaiha Download
Does Faith Make You Live Better? -- 09-May-23
Amartya Sen offered a formidable critique of measuring the standard of living in terms of opulence in his 1987 book, The Standard of Living.

Bibek Debroy, Bjørn Lomborg & Aditya Sinha Download
TB, Or Not TB? That Is the Question -- 09-May-23
In Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, Les Misérables, Fantine falls victim to tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that ravaged many lives in 19th-century Europe

Omkar Goswami Download
So, Who Owns the Land? -- 08-May-23
Remembering historian Ranajit Guha and his seminal study on the 1793 Permanent Settlement

Dhiraj Nayyar Download
What India Needs is Speed -- 08-May-23
Ten years ago, when then-prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi promised India bullet trains, he probably did not bargain for the system’s resistance to high speed.

Anil Nair & Himani Agarwal Download
ENTERPRISE DATA being piped from the cloud, instead of own servers, has brought a paradigm shift, creating more flexibility, security and options, along with shaving costs.

Sanjeev Sanyal & Srishti Chauhan Download
A Patent Improvement -- 02-May-23
The need to upgrade India’s patenting capacity was highlighted last year in an August 2022 working paper, ‘Why India Needs to Urgently Invest in its Patent Ecosystem’, published by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (bit. ly/41X8PhR).

Subramaniam R Iyer Download
An Ease of Passing On Index -- 28-Apr-23
Create a UIDAI-type portal for family members of the deceased who are overwhelmed by paperwork

Ankit Sahni, Bhaven Shah & Vilasini Pollisetty Download
IPR for Corporate Her -- 28-Apr-23
According to a 2019 Google and Bain & Company report, ‘Powering the Economy With Her’ (bit. ly/3VbS2F9), there are 13. 5-15. 7 million women-owned enterprises in India, representing 20% of all Indian enterprises.

A K Sharma Download
SWAGAT, Most Welcome -- 27-Apr-23
A prime illustration of Narendra Modi’s approach to governance is SWAGAT (State-Wide Attention on Grievances by Application of Technology).

Kaustubh Verma & Soumyasree Chakraborty Download
Gas, A Solid Opportunity -- 26-Apr-23
Despite much buzz around us being apparently living in the ‘Golden Age of Gas’, gas still comprises about 6% of India’s primary energy mix. Specifically, compressed natural gas (CNG) accounts for about 3% of annual vehicle sales.

Prakash Chandra Download
India Inc, Watch This Space -- 25-Apr-23
2023 space policy can unlock India’s role in a $500 billion global economy with industry participation

Anil Padmanabhan Download
A New Threat Lexicon -- 25-Apr-23
Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its Fiscal Monitor that surveys and analyses the latest public finance developments.

Bibek Debroy & Sanjeev Sanyal Download
The Wrong Kind of Buzz -- 24-Apr-23
An NFHS question shows why questionnaires need to be reworked and updated from first principles

Swati Piramal & Manmohan Singh Download
Go Pack a Panchayati Punch -- 24-Apr-23
The launch of GoI’s Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) scheme in 2014 was a step in the right direction towards Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of arobust ‘panchayati raj’ system.

Nidhi Kaicker & Kuriakose Mamkoottam Download
Of Living Standards, Not Just GDP -- 24-Apr-23
Disruptions in supply chains in the aftermath of the pandemic, and the ‘weaponisation’ of food and energy as aresult of the Russia-Ukraine war, have resulted in unprecedented inflation, which has impacted real wages globally.

Arghya Sengupta Download
NSA, Everybody’s Free Pass -- 21-Apr-23
GoI should be as serious about stamping out abuse of this law as it is about real national security

Lubna Kably Download
Bestow Pravasi Honour -- 21-Apr-23
Recently, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal explained that India is not seeking permanent immigration visas from any country under a free trade agreement (FTA).

Debjani Ghosh Download
The Artificial Intelligentsia -- 20-Apr-23
It was almost unthinkable to have a tech keynote in the last few years without the potential of AI being called out at great length.

Davendra Varma & Ashish Kumar Download
Growth Data Not Magic -- 19-Apr-23
In an article on this page last month (‘Growth, a Revisionist Look’, March 11), former chief economic adviser (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian made some assertions using data available from various sources

Manisha Kapoor / Rohit K Singh Download
Under Their Influence -- 18-Apr-23
The Indian influencer industry is slated to be valued at ?2,200 crore by 2025 — trust is critical

Asitava Sen Download
Invest to Leave Impact Marks -- 18-Apr-23
The concept of impact investing is relatively new, having been coined in 2007 at a Rockefeller Foundation convention in Bellagio, Italy.

Seema Sirohi Download
Capitalism, Sitharaman Style -- 17-Apr-23
Nirmala Sitharaman went back to her roots and was so much the better for it. She was full-on JNU as she shuttled from think tanks to hardcore World Bank-IMF meetings

Lloyd Mathias Download
There’s the Other IPL Slugfest -- 17-Apr-23
IPL 2023 kicked off on March 31 and has already sent pulses racing, including Rinku Singh’s five sixes helping Kolkata Knight Riders pull off an impossible win against Gujarat Titans on April 9.

Sanjeev Choudhary Download
OPEC+, Transparently Flexing -- 17-Apr-23
Avolley of criticism greets Opec+, a group of about two dozen oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, every time it decides to cut production.

Manoj Joshi Download
India Under Trick or Threat? -- 13-Apr-23
On two occasions this month, the Supreme Court has rapped governments for using the bogey of national security on issues that had little to do with it.

Atanu Biswas Download
That Statistical Rare Figure, C R Rao -- 13-Apr-23
The street in front of University of Hyderabad is C R Rao Road. The C R Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is housed in this campus.

Sanjay Kaul Download
To Calm a Still-Choppy SaMUDRA -- 13-Apr-23
Last week, speaking on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the launch of GoI’s Pradhan Mantri Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Yojana (PMMY), finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that 410 million beneficiaries had benefited from the loan scheme

Alok Kumar Download
Tech to Net Green Goals -- 12-Apr-23
To achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2070, India’s energy transition pathway beyond 2030 will depend largely on technological advancements.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay Download
Will the Opposition Attract? -- 11-Apr-24
Despite the Supreme Court not entertaining the petition filed by 14 political parties against GoI for allegedly turning central investigating agencies

Nilanjan Banik Download
Too Yuan to Rock'n'Roll -- 11-Apr-24
Over the last month, many commentators have been writing obituaries of the dollar. Their argument is that China, the second-largest economy, is increasingly convincing world’s largest suppliers of energy to trade in yuans instead of dollars.

Poonam Gupta Download
RBI’s Clever Turn of Phase -- 10-Apr-23
During his post-monetary policy media interaction last week, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das declared that the central bank has ‘paused, not pivoted’.

Abhay Parnerkar Download
Tune In to Millet Sur Mera Tumhara -- 10-Apr-23
India celebrated 2023 as the International Year of Millets by hosting the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference last month.

Ashish Dhawan & Piyush Doshi Download
Stitching It the Bangladesh Way -- 10-Apr-23
It’s been a long journey for Bangladesh since US secretary of state Henry Kissinger described the country at the moment of its birth in 1971 as a ‘basket case’.

Varun Gandhi Download
Account for the Vote Count -- 07-Apr-23
India’s 2009 general election cost about $2 billion in campaign-related expenses by political parties. By 2014, this had reached about $5 billion.

Madan Sabnavis Download
Level-Headed Taxation -- 07-Apr-23
The most potent weapon used in public economics is the ‘level playing field’ argument. Simply put, it says that if there is one area that is taxed higher than the other

Prathap Reddy / Naresh Trehan Download
Healthy, Wealthy, Wise -- 06-Apr-23
While India has many reasons to celebrate, it puts less focus on a critical aspect of social and economic growth: its health.

Seema Sirohi Download
America, Start Tracking the Himalayas -- 06-Apr-23
Far away from a New York courtroom where all eyes in America were focused on Tuesday, lie the Himalayas.

Abheek Barua & Mayank Jha Download
Lessons From the Valley -- 05-Apr-23
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a $212 billion mid-sized bank, has put the spotlight on the US financial system.

Bibek Debroy, Bjørn Lomborg & Aditya Sinha Download
Mums, Babies, Solutions -- 05-Apr-23
Globally, every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Sanjeev Sanyal & Srishti Chauhan Download
Delayed Data Feeds Controversy -- 04-Apr-23
In our previous two articles on this page, we highlighted the problems with many estimates of India’s socioeconomic indicators.

Matthias Rebellius Download
Brimming With Greenergy -- 03-Apr-23
India is a country defined by growth, opportunities and optimism. In the coming years, it is well set to undergo the biggest urban transformation of the 21st century.

Nita Kapoor Download
Scotch Those FTA Rumours -- 03-Apr-23
India and Britain have completed the eighth round of discussions for a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA). A narrative is being created that Scotch whisky imports from Britain via transhipment hubs such as the UAE and Singapore are hampering the growth of domestic whisky-makers.

Neeraj Kaushal Download
How Covid Gave Us a Boost -- 31-Mar-23
Inequality fell, poverty belied worst predictions during the pandemic

Ateesh Tankha Download
The Great Indian UPI Migration -- 31-Mar-23
What's the difference between a business-owned monopoly and one operated by a government agency? All monopolies aggressively offer freebies and incentives to drive acceptance and create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Dinesh S Thakur & Prashant Reddy T Download
Don't Dilute Med Control -- 29-Mar-23
Less than six months after a string of international controversies, the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) constituted to study the Jan Vishwas Bill (JVB) presented its report on March 20 and has surprisingly approved a huge dilution of penal clauses in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act (DCA) 1940, the main law that regulates India's pharmaceutical industry.

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...