massive NPA write-offs

NPA write-offs: Eight questions on Rs 10 lakh crore bad loans that beg for answers

Huge NPA write-offs seldom attract public attention while welfare schemes and subsidies targeted at the poorest citizens draw a lot of criticism. Read more »
technical textiles industry

Technical textiles: Inflation takes a toll on tech-heavy industry

Stubbornly high inflation leaves little room for technical textiles industry to invest enough in research and development. Read more »
India's housing finance companies in crisis

India’s housing finance companies struggle to stay afloat

India’s housing finance companies are battling for survival on two fronts – a business model that leads to asset-liability mismatches and a regulatory overkill. Read more »
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Vikram S success marks private sector success in space industry

Vikram S launch highlights the close collaboration between ISRO and private players in India’s space industry. Read more »
indian fountain pens

Inked in India: History of fountain pen, and the policies that killed it

'Inked In India: Fountain Pens and a Story of Make and Unmake' by Bibek Debroy and Sovan Roy traces the rise and fall of India's fountain pen industry. Read more »
huge metaverse marketing opportunity

What is metaverse marketing? Why it is important?

The metaverse marketing opportunity is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.1% to $758.6 Billion in 2026. It offers a huge opportunity to India, a reservoir of creative and IT talent. Read more »
tourism industry

Tourism industry stages recovery, but challenges persist

The government must support the tourism industry that contributes 7% of the GDP through policies and incentives to businesses and consumers. Read more »
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TRAI: Lack of autonomy, punitive powers reduce telecom regulator to a bystander

TRAI turned a blind eye to violations by telecom operators and failed to impose quality standards, punish violators, and protect consumers. Read more »
India's social media regulation

Government panels for social media regulation is a regressive move

While Facebook and Twitter were in favour of a joint panel for social media regulation as suggested by the government, Google’s opposition to external scrutiny thwarted the move. Read more »
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RBI digital lending norms threaten to put shadow banks out of business

Financial innovations and fresh digital lending norms threaten the business models of shadow lenders at a time when they face significant operational risks. Read more »