The writer is chairman, Asia Pacific, Boston Consulting Group. Views are personal.
The government should take advantage of the crisis to push through much needed pending reforms in agriculture (especially those pertaining to APMC), power (pricing and discoms), banks (government ownership at 30 per cent and bad banks).
Should corporate democracy not offer clear rights to the majority shareholder (contained of course in not doing things that may be prejudicial or oppressive to the minority shareholders)?
A timely account of the ways in which harnessing technology can help the disempowered citizenry
My own dream for India is one where it has addressed the crises in water, health and education.
Geopolitical leverage is no more limited to a few countries. India too can project its soft power, take smart, fast decisions.
PM Modi's popularity has sustained through the many strong decisions across a broad spectrum of issues that he has taken, many of which the intelligentsia has criticised — Aadhaar and its use, demonetisation, GST implementation, military strategy vis a vis Pakistan, the Doklam standoff, etc.
We need to ensure equipment gets purchased in a time-bound manner and a certain amount of the annual budget is allocated to defence equipment and that an interparty group approves the final purchases.
Polarisation brought about by political rhetoric, unfulfilled expectations and partisan media combine to pose a challenge to democratic polities.
A crisis can either unite people or expose faultlines. Rescue of stranded children in Thailand can teach India.
Electric vehicles can reduce urban pollution significantly. India needs to offer monetary incentives and other subsidies to manufacturers.
An increasingly specialised, complex and changing world demands a more effective bureaucracy
Despite the spectre of a Trump presidency on the world economy, tapping emerging markets can mean big bucks for global business
Clean up the sector, create five large, structurally unconstrained government-promoted banks.
Rupee, Sensex volatility impedes business planning. India needs a stabilisation sovereign wealth fund.
The choice of persons who sit on the Monetary Policy Committee will be critical — we need a debate on that.
Older multilateral institutions must adjust to new world order, or see more AIIBs, BRICS banks emerge.
The strong initial leadership of Nehru and Patel helped strengthen the five institutions that built India.
Some lessons from the process of passport renewal and police verification.
Ten ways to ease the log jam in the system, across sectors
We need measures to evaluate how transparent and fair our investigative agencies are.