Follow Us:
Sunday, July 05, 2020



ExplainSpeaking: With stand-off at friction points continuing, expect a longer battle of nerves on Ladakh LAC

June 30, 2020 9:02 am

For the military, which thwarted Chinese advances in the Galwan valley, the challenge is to check them without things escalating into uncontrolled violent face-offs. The political questions have also constrained the government's room for manoeuvre.

ExplainSpeaking: Why in a crisis we need to look at absolute level of GDP more than growth rates

June 30, 2020 9:06 am

Accurate assessment of people's wellbeing requires evaluating green shoots of recovery in relation to the trees that were lost in the storm.

ExplainSpeaking: Has the Sino-Indian relationship slipped into mutual suspicion territory?

June 24, 2020 2:02 am

Diplomatic and military contacts, though not snapped, are on a razor’s edge. Whether the India-China border standoff spills on to economic or trade relations will be watched keenly.

ExplainSpeaking: What India can learn from China about becoming trading powerhouse

June 24, 2020 2:03 am

The Economic Survey for 2019-20, released in January-end, singled out China as the model for India to emulate for boosting exports and creating millions of jobs.

ExplainSpeaking: As Unlock enters third week, a visible lack of public confidence

June 16, 2020 3:51 pm

India lockdown Unlock 1.0: A fortnight into Unlock 1.0, restaurants and shopping malls bear the telltale signs of the continuing uncertainty in the public mind.

ExplainSpeaking: Why Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan should not make India turn away from international trade

June 19, 2020 9:28 pm

Economic nationalism often comes at the cost of the wellbeing of domestic consumers while protecting inefficiencies of the domestic producers, who know how to lobby

ExplainSpeaking: When and how will Indian economy recover, what the shape of its recovery will be?

June 29, 2020 2:49 pm

Given the weakness of India's economy going into the Covid crisis as well as the less than adequate fiscal stimulus, India is likely to end up with an elongated U-shape recovery.

ExplainSpeaking: As economy reopens, streamlining access to testing, health facilities will be key to arresting anxiety

June 29, 2020 2:49 pm

Problems in access to healthcare facilities can emerge as a public irritant in Delhi, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. The strategies these cities employ will serve as a template for other areas with more limited capacities.

ExplainSpeaking: Why provisional GDP estimates due this week are crucial for recovery

May 27, 2020 10:40 am

As it happens, Covid did not change much from a policy perspective because even before Covid struck, the Indian economy was decelerating sharply, thanks to a dip in demand.

ExplainSpeaking: Watch for signals at airports and rail stations, and at the LAC

May 27, 2020 10:40 am

The intrusions by China at three places on the LAC will test the nerves of India's strategic and diplomatic community.