Category Archives: Economics

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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Solar power, subsidies and capitalism

This piece of mine was published on The Indian Republic on 1st October, 2014 over here. Subsidies galore It has been raining subsidies in the solar energy space, not only in India but globally. It is estimated that the US … Continue reading

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Our interview with Dr Arvind Virmani, former Chief Economic Advisor to the Govt of India

Originally published on The Indian Republic, over here. The Indian Republic’s Chief Editor Akhil Handa and the Editor-at-large Ashwini Anand caught up with Dr Arvind Virmani over coffee at the Delhi Gymkhana Club in what turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Budget 2014 Special: 5 Ways to revolutionize the Indian economy through the promotion of small businesses

Publications: The Economic Times, e27 Date of publication: July 8th, 2014. Links – Link to ET Article, Link to e27 Article   In the earlier article in this two part series, I touched upon the fact that India’s micro, small … Continue reading

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Unleashing entrepreneurship in India 2.0: Part I

Publications: The Economic Times, e27 Date of publication: June 25th, 2014 Links: Link to The Economic Times article, Link to e27 article (This is the first of a two part series on entrepreneurship in India and the challenges & opportunities … Continue reading

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The Indian market for the Singaporean startup

This article of mine was originally published on E27, one of Asia’s top startup news portals – here on 29th May, 2012. Why India? These are turbulent times. Economic turmoil in Europe and sluggish growth in USA[1], make China and India (with … Continue reading

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Are big banks really part of a giant Ponzi scam?

My article that was originally published on OneIndia on 30th June, 2012 over here. The big question “So is the banking system really a giant Ponzi scam?” – This was the exact question that my fifteen year old friend asked me as … Continue reading

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