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?
Is India@75 an aspiring economic powerhouse or a middling power "plodding along" and "muddling through" a steady stream of crises, unable to reach its potential? Well, one would undoubtedly believe the former if one were to go by the media spin and the propaganda unleashed almost hourly and amplified by the many "cheerleaders" in all … Continue reading India@75: An Aspiring Powerhouse Or A Middling Power, Plodding And Muddling Along?
A $5 Trillion Economy? Pipe dream or possible? As India celebrates its 75th year of Independence, the air is full of optimism and hype over its future. Among the many "goals" set forth, the most mentioned target is that of the Indian Economy to become a $5 Trillion Economy. While India@75 can boast of many … Continue reading A $5 Trillion Economy? India@75 Can Unlock Hidden Wealth In Its’ Physical, Human, And Social Capital
Is the US Economy in a recession? Depends on whom you talk to. While there have been two-quarters of contraction in economic activity, the Biden Admin is loath to call it a recession, fearing it might hurt the Democrats in the looming Midterms in November. On the other hand, in a "surprise" of sorts, the … Continue reading A Recession By Any Other Name Is Still A Recession! Here’s Why The Global Economy Is Entering A Downturn
Pandemic Lessons As the saying goes, time is the greatest healer. With the pandemic receding from the public consciousness, it is easy to forget the trauma, the suffering, the incalculable loss of lives, and equally calculable disruptions to livelihoods caused. Indeed, more so when nations worldwide have almost accepted the Coronavirus much like the common … Continue reading Lest We Forget! 5 Pandemic Lessons We Learnt About Work, Life, And The World We Live In!
How did we come to this? Let me tell you a story! Once upon a time, in the early 1990s, when the Berlin wall came down, and the erstwhile Soviet Union had imploded, the Global Elite (read White Western) decided that "history had ended" and it was now time for a Utopian New World Order, … Continue reading Chaos Point! How The Global Elite’s Utopian New World Order Degenerated Into Global Disorder
The voluble ex-RBI (Reserve Bank of India) governor and now academic Raghuram Rajan believes that the "road to prosperity" runs through "strengthening liberal democracy". Speaking at an event yesterday, Rajan had some words of "advice" both for the Modi Sarkar and the legions of "experts" who often laud the Chinese growth miracle as having been … Continue reading Raghuram Rajan At It Again! Bats For Liberal Democracy If India Has To Realize Its “Dream” Of A $5 Trillion Economy!
Welcome to the Brave New World of Work! Where the likes of Elon Musk "order" staff back to the office, leaving them with little choice, and where Millennials quit their jobs en masse, in what has been dubbed as The Great Resignation, a trend that leaves business honchos alarmed and employers worried. On the one … Continue reading As The Smokestack Era Ends, And The Digital Age Beckons, Welcome To The Brave New World Of Work!!
There is much that is strange and weird about the times we live in now. Right from the post-pandemic "blues" where corporate professionals are "rebelling" against back-to-office mandates to the very bewildering The Great Resignation, or the trend of Millions of Americans (especially the Millennials) quitting their jobs without a clue on what they would … Continue reading The Atlantic Magazine Calls This “The Everything Is Weird” Economy! Do You Feel The Same Weirdness Around?
Is the Global Economy "resilient" enough to withstand another 2008-like Lehmann Shock? For those of you who are too young to remember, I am talking about the bankruptcy of the American Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers, on September 15, 2008, which "triggered" the Great Recession and almost "took down" the Global Financial System. For those old … Continue reading Is The Global Economy Resilient Enough To Withstand Another 2008 Like Lehman Shock To The System?