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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bhaskar Chakravorti

The writer is Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He is author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change

Many issues between India and US will require deft diplomatic manoeuvering from S Jaishankar
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Can Jaishankar persuade the US authorities to recognise that skilled immigration restrictions may not help Americans get jobs?

Just blame it on millennials: They are investing in experiences, not consumption and commodities
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Indian millennials had been handed a political bonanza: Two terms of Modi, a leader they adore at home and in Houston; a muscular post-Article 370 India, which seems to have left a mark on relatively few millennial consciences; and demonetisation, a bad idea then, worse idea now, but popular nevertheless with the demographic.

Budget misses the opportunity to weigh in on some big issues. It lacks bold ideas
Sat, Jul 06, 2019

I would give this budget a B. Nirmala Sitharaman will get another chance next year. I worry that without bolder ideas, the colour of her packaging of this year’s budget may reflect the forthcoming financial state of the country.

Modi 2.0 must do something to improve ‘well-being’ of an ordinary Indian
Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Whether you prefer to believe or dismiss Gallup, your WhatsApp feed or the government’s GDP figures, let us agree that the state of well-being of the ordinary Indian is far from ideal.

US-China spat presents little opportunity for India, will aggravate the economic slowdown
Thu, May 23, 2019

When the warring parties are the world’s two biggest, and entangled, economies, everyone gets hurt — even in countries such as India, supposedly sitting on the sidelines.

India’s gender gap is a disgrace and it’s time we paid attention to women
Tue, May 07, 2019

Can you hear women at polling booths, and on the Internet? The silent revolution will get noisy soon. If the #MeToo campaign teaches us anything, it is to never underestimate the power of an angry woman with a mobile phone.

Indian woman goes to vote
Mon, May 06, 2019

Can you hear women at polling booths, and on the Internet? The silent revolution will get noisy soon.

A parallel chessboard
Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Why we may need a new theory of nuclear deterrence for a post-digital age

Budget’s blind eye
Wed, Feb 06, 2019

It fails to address dismal productivity, not just in agriculture, but across all workers.

Digital India versus Real India
Fri, Jan 18, 2019

In the run-up to the general election, global tech companies must find ways to live with populism, pandering and paranoia.

Digital dungeons & dragons
Mon, Dec 03, 2018

It is high time we held Zuckerberg and other digital dungeon masters to higher standards.

The end of digital history
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

The digital planet’s high points — US, Europe, India — are losing ground to China.

A lynching in Digital South
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

The companies that have got us hooked must be on the hook for better solutions

Growth in the machine
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

If done right, artificial intelligence can jump-start India’s productivity, help the country get out of the emerging economy trap, propel it into the ranks of nations that matter.

One misstep too many
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Facebook has egg on its face again and this time it might stick

Three un-Davos men
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The culture of contradiction infused the speeches of Modi, Trump and Xi at the World Economic Forum.

The Aadhaar opportunity
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

If UID project focuses on building a trustworthy system, India could be a leader in digital innovation

Memo to the World Bank
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

India should be rated even higher in the ease of doing business rankings the next time

Ig-Nobel mistakes
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The complexity of human behaviour and systemic market factors can trip the finest economists, even Nobel laureates. Like Robert Thaler on demonetisation.

Beware the Trump effect
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

India does not need a tryst with Trump. Why the two 70 year-olds should not meet

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