india's economic liberalisation

30 years of liberalisation: What did India achieve, what it didn’t

By KP Vipin Chandran Economic liberalisation – A scorecard: India’s economic reforms and the successful policies of economic stabilisation and structural adjustment came as reaction to the balance of payments crisis in... Read more »
alcohol revenues of indian states

Why suicide rates are higher in India’s developed states

Consumerism and influence of social media in richer states result in high aspirations and low social interaction, affecting people emotionally and mentally, leading to high suicide rates. Read more »
All corporate decisions linked to ESG targets

Tax, investment and salaries in an ESG focused world

The driving forces in the new world will be inclusion, equity, diversity and comprehensive availability. All corporate decisions will be linked to ESG outcomes. Read more »
covid-19 and the child nutrition chalenge

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 »
ICDS scheme and sustainable development goals, SDGs

Success of ICDS scheme hinges on awareness programmes

While there is basic awareness among the mothers of ICDS scheme beneficiaries, they are not educated on some of the key elements of the programme. Read more »
Women's empowerment in India

Women’s empowerment key to India’s transformation

Gender equality is not an end in itself -- women's empowerment to participate in economic activities is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals and to improve the quality of human life. Read more »
food waste and global hunger

Cutting food waste key to achieving zero hunger by 2030

The world generated around 931 million tonnes of food waste in 2019, of which 61% was from households, 26% in food service and 13% from retail trade, reveals the Food Waste Index... Read more »
foreign trade policy without industrial policy

Budget 2021: A promising start to reboot Indian economy

The finance minister has signalled her priorities through Budget 2021 -- healthcare, education, innovation, infrastructure, and digitisation as well as recapitalisation of banks. Read more »
business restructuring of covid-hit corporates they handle the tough times with sincerity, tenacity, and commitment.

IMF chief calls for government spending in infrastructure to fight global recession

World leaders should use the current crisis to build an environmentally sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy, says Kristalina Georgieva. Read more »
biological and chemical weapons.

SDG agenda a pipe dream without sustainable peace, disarmament

Pressure on UN and governments is key to eliminating biological and chemical weapons. Linking SDGs to disarmament and an expanded Security Council can help. Read more »