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#3YearsOfModiSarkar: How government policy is transforming India’s credit & MSME landscape

This piece of mine was published in The Economic Times on May 17th, 2017. No economist would disagree with the statement that credit is a key fuel for economic growth, without which, normal economic activity would be virtually impossible. What … Continue reading

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‘The Artificial Intelligence revolution in lending’: Hype or Reality?

This piece of mine was published in The Economic Times on 7th November, 2016. When virtually everyone claims to use “artificial intelligence”, “big data” or “machine learning” to “disrupt”/ “revolutionize” one industry or the other, I wouldn’t blame you for being … Continue reading

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Will Startup India stem the exodus of startups to Singapore?

This article of mine was published on Economic Times, Asia’s largest business newspaper and on e27, one of Asia’s biggest startup news sources on 19th January, 2016 over here and here. Starting in the early part of this decade, we … Continue reading

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2016: The year of FinTech?

This piece of mine was published on iamWire on 5th January, 2016 here. 2016: The year of FinTech? Ashwini Anand, CFA Has Financial Technology or FinTech finally come of age in India? While, FinTech accounted only for 13.3% of the … Continue reading

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Will artificial intelligence take your job or make you rich?

My article titled, “Will artificial intelligence take your job or make you rich?” was published on Asia’s largest business newspaper- The Economic Times on 21st December, 2015 over here & on e27, one of Asia’s largest startup and technology blogs … Continue reading

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Why India is not a secular state

This article of mine appeared on The Economic Times on 7th December, 2015 over here and on OpIndia over here. The 42nd amendment to the Constitution of India inserted the word “secular” into the preamble thus making India a “secular” … Continue reading

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The Big O Factor & what it means for the Bihar elections

This article of mine (co-authored with Neha Srivastava), was published on The Economic Times, over here. The Big O Factor & what it means for the Bihar elections The Big O of elections The Big O of politics – Organization, … Continue reading

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Why the media seems to hate the Modi government

This piece of mine was published on The Economic times on 15th September, 2015 over here. The media does not seem to be particularly in love with the Modi government or the BJP Meat Ban-Wagon Grows as Haryana Orders 9-Day … Continue reading

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Is the Bihar election really about “Sushasan” or Nitish Kumar’s ambition?

This article of mine, co-authored with Neha Srivastava, was published on Swarajya Magazine on 31st August,2015 here. Should Nitish Kumar alone be credited for bringing back stability and development in Bihar? A close look reveals that most of the development during his … Continue reading

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Make in India: Can Modi make it possible?

An edited version of this article of mine, co-authored with Neha Srivastava was published on Swarajya on 29th October,2014. Virtually everyone agrees that India’s manufacturing sector has tremendous potential for the growth. India has a large, young population (1.25 billion people[1], over 800 … Continue reading

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