India e-commerce policy

e-commerce policy must focus on investment, infrastructure

The government should stimulate investment flow all along the value chain, triggering higher productivity, efficiency and security. Read more »
trp scam

TRP scam: News channels should move away from ad revenue based model

The business of news television is not commercially viable unless it is cross-subsidised by other channels from the group. Read more »
Indian farmer on bullock cart

Farm Bills 2020: Death warrant to mandis, end of small farms

In depth: The three farm bills are historic -- they would change agriculture sector beyond recognition. But they will lead the country into an uncertain future. Read more »
India is the largest producer of milk.

Why India should avoid milk powder imports

India became self-sufficient in milk and milk products in 1970s, Indian milk products are in demand globally and the country exported 123,877 tonnes in 2018-19. Read more »
Vande Bharat Mission flights to Kerala

Did Kerala fail its expats in Gulf countries?

Of the 629 VBM flights originating from the Gulf region, more than half (54%) landed in one of the four international airports in Kerala. Read more »
Indian curbs on Chinese FDI

Anticipating Chinese retaliation for India’s FDI restrictions

China’s ambition for uncontested supremacy in Asia will not allow it to take things lying down. Read more »
masks save economy from Covid-19

Covid-19: Broad guidelines for media coverage

This policy brief suggests 22 dos and don’ts for media -- includes print, visual, public engagement by authorities and shares and forwards by lay public -- during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »
India Press Note 3 of 2020

India must fortify foreign investment screening rules to escape WTO scrutiny

India needs a proper system for the screening of FDI proposals that is not targeted at selected countries. Read more »
indian middle class shoppers in a mall

Honey I shrunk the middle class, killed the Indian economy

India faces a peculiar situation -- businesses are not borrowing because of a demand slump, the middle class is borrowing because their incomes have shrunk. Read more »
doctors, nurses migration from india

India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »