9 Articles Written In Sunday Economic Times In 2016 On The Subject Of The Economic Environment In India .
October 2, 2016
September 20, 2016
20th September 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESThe Hindu belief is that we are born with an opening balance sheet of good and bad deeds, karma. We don’t know the balance sheet, so we get on with our lives. Through life’s actions, further good and bad deeds occur along with their consequences.
August 28, 2016
28th August 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESThe World Economic Forum places India at number 91 in readiness to transform intoa digitalised economy. Notwithstanding this poor ranking, the government’s Digital India idea is futuristic and compelling. The plan comprises three components: creation of a digital infrastructure, delivering services digitally and digital literacy.
July 16, 2016
16th July 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESParticipating in a senior leadership seminar in 1989 on ‘Quality Convenience Foods’ at Four Acres, Kingston-upon-Thames, along with twenty four Unilever managers, I sliced and diced reams and reams of data over an exciting fortnight.
June 12, 2016
June 5, 2016
5th Jun 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESBy R Gopalakrishnan Make in India (MiI) was announced on 25th September, 2014 in the hope that more manufacturing means more jobs. Make in China 2025 (MiC25) was announced on 20th May, 2015 in the hope that more manufacturing can be done with less jobs! Silicon Valley’s controversial Marc Andreesen says, “Manufacturing is a government-subsidised jobs programme.”
April 24, 2016
24th April 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESAn effective legal system can function if it is built on a strong moral foundation in society. The civil engineering principle is relevant—poor foundation, wobbly skyscraper!
March 27, 2016
27th March 2016, ECONOMIC TIMESGeneral expectations from public services is low. Hence poor service delivery can pass muster by meeting the low expectations.
February 23, 2016
23th Feb 2016, ECONOMIC TIMES(Disruptive biological and information technologies offer a never-before opportunity for transformation of Bharat). A cognoscenti used a cricket metaphor for the Indian economy. Of the 22 players, a handful get all the attention, while other players wait patiently for their magic moment.