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Sunday, May 09, 2021

Janmejaya Sinha

The writer is chairman, Asia Pacific, Boston Consulting Group. Views are personal.

Biden presidency is likely to deviate from Trump administration on foreign policy, climate change, race relations
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Overall, the US relation with India has potential to strengthen, especially if alignment is found on trade and technology standards

Super-power rivalries exacerbated by coronavirus pandemic offer India an opportunity
Wed, Apr 22, 2020

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).

Minority shareholders must be protected but not at the cost of the majority
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

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)?

Book review: Bridgital Dreams
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

A timely account of the ways in which harnessing technology can help the disempowered citizenry

A new India where all citizens have an equal shot at pursuit of their own happiness
Thu, Sep 26, 2019

My own dream for India is one where it has addressed the crises in water, health and education.

On the edge of the big league
Fri, Jul 05, 2019

Geopolitical leverage is no more limited to a few countries. India too can project its soft power, take smart, fast decisions.

PM Modi remains India’s most popular leader for his strong decisions, personal appeal
Fri, Apr 19, 2019

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 don’t spend enough on intelligence or defence armaments
Tue, Mar 19, 2019

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.

Democracy’s demons
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Polarisation brought about by political rhetoric, unfulfilled expectations and partisan media combine to pose a challenge to democratic polities.

Lessons from Tham Luang
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

A crisis can either unite people or expose faultlines. Rescue of stranded children in Thailand can teach India.

A drive to clean air
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Electric vehicles can reduce urban pollution significantly. India needs to offer monetary incentives and other subsidies to manufacturers.

India needs a new IAS
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

An increasingly specialised, complex and changing world demands a more effective bureaucracy

Trillions for the taking
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Despite the spectre of a Trump presidency on the world economy, tapping emerging markets can mean big bucks for global business

Bank on the brink
Thu, May 19, 2016

Clean up the sector, create five large, structurally unconstrained government-promoted banks.

A steadying hand
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Rupee, Sensex volatility impedes business planning. India needs a stabilisation sovereign wealth fund.

All the bank’s men
Mon, May 02, 2016

The choice of persons who sit on the Monetary Policy Committee will be critical — we need a debate on that.

A new Bretton Woods
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Older multilateral institutions must adjust to new world order, or see more AIIBs, BRICS banks emerge.

From mandate to achievement
Mon, May 02, 2016

The strong initial leadership of Nehru and Patel helped strengthen the five institutions that built India.

Simpler government
Mon, May 02, 2016

Some lessons from the process of passport renewal and police verification.

Unclogging India
Mon, May 02, 2016

Ten ways to ease the log jam in the system, across sectors

Fri, Nov 08, 2013

We need measures to evaluate how transparent and fair our investigative agencies are.

New bank,old insecurities
Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Why arguments against issuing bank licences to industrial houses don’t hold

The weak rupee opportunity
Thu, Jul 18, 2013

Weaker rupee is just a mirror. We must use it to provide a fillip to reforms

Outdated standards
Sat, Jun 01, 2013

S&P is downbeat on India,but rating agencies must reset their models to understand emerging economies