Janmejaya Sinha

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

Articles By Janmejaya Sinha

A new India where all citizens have an equal shot at pursuit of their own happiness

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

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

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

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

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

Lessons from Tham Luang

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

A drive to clean air

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

India needs a new IAS

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

Trillions for the taking

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

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

A steadying hand

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

All the bank’s men

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

A new Bretton Woods

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

From mandate to achievement

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

Simpler government

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

Unclogging India

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.

New bank,old insecurities

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

The weak rupee opportunity

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

Outdated standards

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