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?

India Shining

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?

If A Fourth Wave Arrives, It Would Send The Indian Economy Into The ICU

Pandemic

The Indian economy which is just now recovering from the catastrophic impacts of the last two and half years of the pandemic risks a relapse into depression if the anticipated Fourth Wave of Covid-induced crisis strikes the country. Indeed, for much of the last two and half years, the Indian economy has been in a … Continue reading If A Fourth Wave Arrives, It Would Send The Indian Economy Into The ICU

From The Virus To The Weather, Biz to Showbiz, This Is The Age Of The Unexpected!!

The Age of The Unexpected

India, this May, has been hot, wet, and cold, with "extreme" climate variations being reported across the nation. Indeed, Bengaluru, where I live, has seen hotter, wetter, and colder weather the last month, than has been the case for nearly a century. While this can be seen as reaching a climate "tipping point", it is … Continue reading From The Virus To The Weather, Biz to Showbiz, This Is The Age Of The Unexpected!!

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of How The Pandemic Years Have Disrupted Our World

  The last two years have been anything but "normal"! Our lives changed forever with the onset of the Coronavirus, resulting in lockdowns and disruptions to our ways of living. Worse, countless lives were lost (I used the term countless since there is no universal agreement yet on how many actually died due to Covid), … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of How The Pandemic Years Have Disrupted Our World

As The Third Wave Arrives, Some Pointers To Its Impact

Third Wave

While we all are looking forward to ushering in the New Year 2022 with joy and fanfare, the third wave looks like it is upon us. Even as many Indian states have banned large gatherings and prohibited mass celebrations of the New Year, most of us still intend to ring in the New Year with … Continue reading As The Third Wave Arrives, Some Pointers To Its Impact