India vs China industry

How India lost out to China, rest of Asia in development race

Santosh Mehrotra interview Part II: A series of policy mishaps ensured that India’s small scale industries did not scale up to face influx of Chinese goods. Read more »
Santosh mehrotra book cover

Government must enlist experts, NGOs in fight against recession

The Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis will challenge the competence and capability of India's political and administrative leadership as never before. Read more »
India coronavirus economic stimulus

War on poverty: Fiscal concerns should not restrict government’s response

India should come up with a substantial fiscal stimulus to save the poor and the working class from abject poverty. Read more »
Covid vs climate change

Fall in CO2 emissions not enough to stop climate change

The fall in air and water pollution due to the lockdown is a temporary phenomenon and should not prompt the world to lower the guard in the fight against climate change. Read more »
Charan Singh, Punjab and Sind Bank

‘Good beginning by govt, RBI; but much more needs to be done’

The government and the RBI have taken some useful steps, but the situation warrants bolder measures like the ones initiated by the US and UK, says Dr Charan Singh. Read more »
Coal-based power plant

Global CO2 emissions fall as power sector moves away from coal

Power generation from coal crashes by 24% in Europe and 16% in the US, but China’s dependence on coal-fired plants rises. Read more »
water crisis: rejuvenating india's ponds

The answer to India’s water woes lies in rejuvenation of village ponds

Revival of the country's 5,55,557 small water bodies can help achieve water security, climate resilience. Read more »
Vodafone Idea is in big trouble

Pound of flesh: Telecom crisis shows India in poor light

As it looks to emerge as a global economic powerhouse, India cannot afford the image of a rent-seeking state. Read more »
Union Budget 2020

No pathbreaking initiative in Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget

India Budget: The finance minister lost an opportunity to push the envelope on pending reforms in some key sectors. Read more »
Sharad K Jain, Director of National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

River-linking a great idea, but must be done without impacting people, nature

Ken-Betwa is a well-conceived project that will help meet water shortage in drought-prone Bundelkhand region. Read more »