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India@100: No More About Climate Change


Aug 29th, 2017;  Source: BW BUSINESSWORLD


The renewable energy sector presents a great investment opportunity for India to capitalise on… As India completes 70 years of independence, the narrative of a young dynamic nation has become an integral part of discussion around the world. Since independence from colonial rul ...ReadMore

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It΄s the Future, Sunshine


May 18th, 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 ...ReadMore

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The Tipping Point For Climate Change is nigh Upon Us


Jan 5th, 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 ...ReadMore

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NO SHORT CUTS TO REVIVAL


Aug 22nd, 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 ...ReadMore

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CONTINUING REFORM & FISCAL CORRECTION WILL MAKE INDIAS 2013 STAND APART FROM 2012


Jan 8th, 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 rea ...ReadMore

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AN ESSAY ON CORRUPTION


Jul 11th, 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 abs ...ReadMore

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THE TIPPING POINT


May 16th, 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 ...ReadMore

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


Apr 4th, 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 i ...ReadMore

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COMING UP: LAST CHANCE BUDGET


Feb 13th, 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 ...ReadMore

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FOR WHOM THE (ALARM) BELL TOLLS


Jan 11th, 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 ...ReadMore