The much-maligned bureaucracy has become a hurdle in the way of populist misadventure
A new political model is needed that is more responsive to changes being wrought by forces of globalisation, technology, humanity.
The absence of energy from the finance minister’s script showcased a larger disconnect
Ten challenges the government must look in the eye in the new year.
India’s renewable energy targets are too ambitious. It will have to make choices and trade-offs
China is showing increasing interest in the Middle East. India must track its moves
What are the geopolitical implications of the sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft, given the deepening of energy relations between China and Russia?
Socio-political and economic realities do not favour the prospects of renewables. Policy-makers need to think out of the box.
Draft national energy policy falls short of striking a sustainable balance, or clarifying lines of accountability
Developments in Australia and Qatar highlight India’s need to diversify sources and develop an integrated systems approach to planning
They must work to stanch the anger that has thrown up leaders like Trump. Their focus should not be the individual, but systemic causes
Caught between forecasts of growing demand and geopolitical uncertainty, the oil market is increasingly difficult to interpret
The Uttar Pradesh election has placed the Prime Minister in a position of rare strength. Will he use the space he has created for himself to be a statesman or fall prey to hubris?
The latest collection of P. Chidambaram’s articles is an indictment of India’s evolution as a liberal democracy
India hasn’t yet joined the global move towards clean energy. But for how long can it hold out?
Last year raised questions over relevance of liberal democratic processes, called for a review
A new department with executive authority will ensure energy sector is reinvigorated
World Bank rankings on ease of doing business ignore the complexity of the Indian landscape. An indigenous framework is needed.
Slump in oil prices could be temporary or more long-lasting. Policymakers must plan for all scenarios.
An energy source that is cheap and relatively clean has not found its place due to political shortsightedness and pricing issues
Papa CJ started stand-up comedy in 2004 after his visit to the annual Fringe festival in Edinburgh. Since then, amongst various places, he has performed at the Sydney Opera House and also at gun-point in South Africa, he quips.