Civil society and sustainable development goals

Vibrant civil society key to achieving sustainable development goals

Achieving sustainable development goals is not possible without breaching the framework of elite civil society organisations working with big corporates and bureaucratic elites. Read more »
future of corporate governance

Future perfect: Five pivots to governance, corporate culture

Corporate governance in future will cater to a world which is seeking to fulfil emerging demand tailor made to the individual consumer. Read more »
China to shun export-led growth

Two to tango: A case for strengthening Indo-US trade, investment ties

Indo-US trade volumes are way below potential. While engaging the US in a strategic partnership, India should focus on its developmental needs. Read more »
Indian FPOs

Agrarian crisis: FPOs is the way out for Indian farmers

Effective business models, high turnovers, sustainable cash flow, value-added products, and market access key to the success of FPOs. Read more »
Kerala economy struggling under Covid-19 impact

Kerala economy: Time for soul searching on government size, welfare schemes

The new government that will take oath in May needs to put together a nuanced agenda for the Kerala economy based on broad political consensus. Read more »
triple helix model in war on covid-19

India’s war on Covid-19 a success story of triple helix model

The economic thinking of the Narendra Modi government blends well with the triple helix model’s entrepreneurial university structure. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccine drive in India needs to be stepped up

Step up Covid-19 vaccination drive to stop the second wave

The second wave may peak in mid-April if Covid-19 vaccine is not administered to most of the active population between 18 and 45 years of age as soon as possible. Read more »
foreign trade policy without industrial policy

Foreign Trade Policy: Protectionism without strong local industry may spell disaster

Restrictive foreign trade policy without domestic competence can be a restraint as observed in the post-Covid period when industries such as tyres and pharmaceuticals suffered. Read more »
Kerala healthcare challenges

Reimagining health: A people’s manifesto for Kerala

Kerala’s healthcare infrastructure may withstand pandemics like Covid-19, but the state lacks a transparent health financing policy based on a cost budget. Read more »
labour codes violate workers rights

Labour Codes: Imposing a new form of slavery on India’s working class

Definitions of workmen, employee, wages and allowances are used interchangeably in a manipulative way in labour codes to deprive a large section of workers of their legal rights. Read more »