It’s the Future, Sunshine


18th May, 2017;  Source: The Economic Times


The recent articles by Swaminathan S A Aiyar(Roll Out The Sun, But Gently') and an editorial('Solar power Calls For New Accounting') on this page have cast doubts on the Centre's  100GW target for solar energy  by 2022  The write ups have argued that solar prices are going to drop further on account of... Read More


The Tipping Point For Climate Change is nigh Upon Us


5th Jan, 2017;  Source: Mint


Up untill now, the conversation on the issue of climate change has almost always been hopeful In various rounds of international negotiations, we have looked into the future and said that if we cap global carbon emissions, we will be able to stop temperature increases Click on the link below to read full... Read More


NO SHORT CUTS TO REVIVAL


22nd Aug, 2013;  Source: Tehelka


Readjustment over time, not knee-jerk reactions, is the need of the hour It has been evident to economy watchers, since at least the beginning of last year, that the Indian economy would deteriorate rapidly if corrective action was not taken It was clear that the government's lax economic policies were leaving the... Read More


CONTINUING REFORM & FISCAL CORRECTION WILL MAKE INDIA’S 2013 STAND APART FROM 2012


8th Jan, 2013;  Source: The Economic Times


I do hope that the economic pragmatists of the government win over the political pragmatists of the UPA Future economic historians will probably remember 2012 and 2013 as the middle years of an extended post-global financial crisis era Years that will be mostly remembered for tactical reasons such as the US... Read More


AN ESSAY ON CORRUPTION


11th Jul, 2012;  Source: The Economic Times


Recent visits by the author to both the US and China show what a long road India still has to travel In fact, we had just started on this road before the current slowdown hit us smack in the face There are those who would argue that we are still doing well in a relative sense But given the absolute level of poverty... Read More


THE TIPPING POINT


16th May, 2012;  Source: The Economic Times


It took many years for perception about India to change Until the nineties we were saddled with the Hindu rate of growth India was perceived as a lumbering socialist, closed economy pursuing its own command and control policies and uninterested in what was happening in the world Then came the economic reforms of the... Read More


THE REVENGE OF THE TWIN DEFICITS OR ALL THE MACRO LIGHTS ARE FLASHING RED


4th Apr, 2012;  Source: The Economic Times


If you thought they had gone away for ever, think again With the fiscal deficit touching 6% for several years and the current account deficit inching its way over 3% we must necessarily examine whether we are moving into dangerous macro territory in a time of great global uncertainty, and what if anything can be... Read More


COMING UP: LAST CHANCE BUDGET


13th Feb, 2012;  Source: The Economic Times


For UPA-II government, Budget 2012-13 is the final opportunity to renew economic reforms Will the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) rate cuts which are around the corner help the Indian economy move back to its 8% to 9% growth trajectory Is India’s sustainable level of growth 7%, and were the last few years really... Read More


FOR WHOM THE (ALARM) BELL TOLLS


11th Jan, 2012;  Source: The Economic Times


The government must act on regaining macroeconomic balance, taking decisions and creating infrastructure As we begin this new year, it is incumbent upon us to be optimistic However, when we look at the politico-economic landscape and couple that with the global environment, it is hard to maintain this sense of... Read More


Goldman Invests Big in Sumant Sinha’s Co


27th Sep, 2011;  Source: The Economic Times


Goldman Sachs has invested Rs 1,000 crore to acquire majority stake in a renewable energy startup, betting on the bright outlook for the rapidly growing sector and the skills of former investment banker Sumant Sinha, who set up the company after leaving Suzlon last year Click on the link below to read full... Read More