Is India a "lone bright spot" amidst global turmoil and economic gloom, or is it too premature to announce its "arrival" on the world stage? Sure, the Indian Economy is the "world's fastest-growing major economy", and its geopolitical heft and influence have grown with the Ukraine war, where Modi can "hold its own" with Putin, … Continue reading False Dawn Or Bright Spot? Is India “Shining” Amidst Global Turmoil And Economic Gloom, Or, Is This A Mirage In The Desert Of The Unreal?
Growing up in a small town in the 1990s, we were "constrained" by the "last mile connectivity" problem, where even simple things like getting pet food or buying daily essentials were a matter of much planning and effort. One, we were staying in an outlying area that was accessible only by a solitary bus that … Continue reading India’s Gig Economy And The Gig Workers, Are Solving The Chronic Last Mile Connectivity Problem, A Bane Of The Indian Consumers
India has an unemployability problem!! Yes! You heard it right!! More than the unemployment problem, what we face is a major crisis of a majority of India's graduates being unemployable or lacking the "real world" skills to be absorbed in both the formal and informal economies. Simply put, the Millions of graduates who enter the … Continue reading You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!! To Fix India’s Unemployability Crisis, Focus On Re-Skilling and Up-Skilling
As the who's who of the global elite gathered in Davos for the annual talkfest, at which the "people who matter" ponder on the state of the world, a report compiled on the state of inequality in India, using governmental data, released last week should have reminded the Davos 2022 participants, that Indians who earn … Continue reading As Davos 2022 Warns of A “Darkened” Economic Climate, A Sobering Take On The Post Pandemic “Real” India
All of us plan for the future and put aside savings, in the form of property, gold, cash, and other such investments, just in case a personal or professional crisis strikes. Indeed, the popularity of financial institutions that extend loans against collateral like gold and houses, shows that preparing for unforeseen eventualities is ingrained in … Continue reading I Was Part of Business Continuity Planning During 9/11. I Shudder To Think about What Corporate Planners Went Through During The Pandemic
For a change, India is in a "sweet spot" on the world stage. Largely due to Modi's Foreign Policy approach in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, India seems to have "played its cards well" and it is being wooed by both the West and the East. As the United States deepens its … Continue reading Modi’s Foreign Policy Has Placed India In A Sweet Spot Globally!! He Must Now Translate This Into Economic Gains.
The World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, the annual retreat of the who's who of the world to discuss and deliberate on the "state of the world", is taking place next week from May 22-26, 2022. This gathering of the "people who matter" is often a "meeting of minds" of the "best and brightest" and … Continue reading An Alternative Agenda For Davos 2022: What Should Be Discussed, Though, They Won’t
The reputed global magazine, The Economist, is bullish on India and has gone as far as to proclaim that this decade is India's to lose, or in other words, telling us that a golden future awaits us, only if we can seize the moment. This upbeat assessment of the future of the Indian Economy is … Continue reading Here’s Why The Economist Magazine Calls This Decade India’s To Lose!! Has India’s Time Really Come??
Here are the Top 10 News Items To Track Over The Next Week Roe vs. Wade: Will Abortion Rights Be Consigned To History? Perhaps the biggest story of the next week or so is the looming decision from the Supreme Court of the United States pertaining to Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case that enshrined … Continue reading Top 10 Stories To Watch For The Next Week
China is in the midst of a "draconian" Zero Covid policy-induced lockdowns, leading to dragging down of demand and clogging supply, both within its country and more importantly, a Double Whammy to the entire global economy. Zero Covid means that Chinese authorities would not "tolerate" even a single infection of the Coronavirus and hence, to … Continue reading China’s Zero Covid Lockdowns Are Now The World’s Problem!!