Category Archives: Economics

#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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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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