July 29, 2011
How 20 years of neoliberalism has ravaged India
Ironically, on the 20th anniversary of the event, the sleaze associated with neoliberalism, with all its cronyism, criminality and plunder of public wealth, is on full display. Why Nandan Nilekani could lose his job
The list of governmental and corporate intervention based on information technology is growing all the time.
July 27, 2011
20 years on, LPG means loot, plunder, goonda-raj!
Reforms process has definitely degenerated into a newer form of LPG -- Loot, Plunder and Goonda-raj.
July 25, 2011
How Euro-zone can exit from the present crisis
The EU is still an India in the making. Is bailout the end of Euro-zone's problems?
The Greece and Euro-zone bailout may not end their solvency problems but it signals that EU policymakers remain committed to global financial stability.
July 20, 2011
How farmers can generate more wealth from food
This could be done by farmers forming small production-cum-marketing groups and also challenging those corporate policies which dis-empower them. Indo-US ties: it's the economies, stupid
To read Raymond Vickery's hugely interesting book while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still on Indian soil reminds one of the great distance India and the US have travelled since the 1998 nuclear tests.
July 19, 2011
Outward FDI: Has India Inc arrived or is leaving?
Is this a new "secession of the successful", coming a generation after the flight of professional middle class talent that created the so-called global Indian diaspora? Decoding India's corruption wars
As Indian democracy deepens, power shifts will continue to happen and the middle class needs to accept that all such power shifts may not be in their favour, says Ajit Balakrishnan.
July 15, 2011
Time to consign the Org Chart to the waste basket?
Authority and prestige in network industries no longer rest on your ability to control people 'below you'; they depend on your capacity to add value to the network, says Ajit Balakrishnan.
July 05, 2011
IIM and Corporate Social Irresponsibility
Here is why the course at IIM-A, investigating Corporate Social Irresponsibility, is both necessary and well-timed.
July 04, 2011
The truth behind IMF's ideological bias
The question is whether this would mean any change in IMF's policies, particularly on the question of what to forgo out of the impossible trinity of an independent monetary policy, managed exchange rates and a liberal capital account. Is there a 'right business strategy' for India?
Does it depend on the company's context - and a true understanding of its core competences?
July 01, 2011
COLUMN: How mature is Mamata as chief minister?
Ms Banerjee must settle down to hard work of governance.
June 21, 2011
Cash or food? A great transition for India
Cash or food, which will better benefit the poor? This deceptively simple looking question is currently at the centre of a sharply bitter dispute.
June 14, 2011
Voodoo economics: FDI in retail to curb inflation!
Those who have been following developments in the past few years know that Wal-Mart alone must have spent millions of dollars in India for lobbying with our government to open up retail sector for FDI. Inflation: What will the RBI do?
The central bank will appear vacuous if it holds fire next week following its ultra hawkish guidance at the last monetary policy review.
June 13, 2011
'An IIM seat cannot be bought'
Judging the research output of an IIM is an art form.
June 07, 2011
Bring back black money, end tax havens. But how?
Tax Information Exchange Agreements between countries are one way to prevent, or at least curb, the flow of illicit funds.
May 30, 2011
Should the top boss be from the family or outside?
Are Indian promoters ready to give up control and hand over the company to their professional managers?
May 13, 2011
Will China's growth slow down?
Growth in China may slow down, but excess domestic demand will ensure high growth rates.
May 11, 2011
Why India faces lower growth, higher inflation
It is nearly impossible to effectively control inflation when it is not properly measured.
May 10, 2011
Of social enterprise & how banks start food crisis
At present analysis like this tends to remain in a separate domain from the realm where there is an upbeat excitement about the power of social enterprises to change millions of lives for the better.
May 02, 2011
RBI's focus on inflation is misguided
RBI's unique focus on WPI inflation is misguided even as demand-driven factors have become relatively less important.
April 26, 2011
Are we ready to fight corruption in everyday life?
Yes, corruption in high places must be fought. But real victory will depend on how deeply we are all willing to grapple with, and resist, the insidious corruption in everyday life.
April 22, 2011
Why India has warmed up to BRICS
Sanya was a way station, the real summit is G-20 where India must have a voice of its own.
April 19, 2011
Decoding India's corruption wars
As Indian democracy deepens, power shifts will continue to happen and the middle class needs to accept that all such power shifts may not be in their favour, says Ajit Balakrishnan.
April 18, 2011
What India MUST do to reduce corruption
India needs to revisit governance if it wishes to reduce corruption.
April 14, 2011
Corruption: Take two
Civil society may be better off lobbying for faster liberalisation than another cumbersome institution.
April 13, 2011
Can a peaceful revolution tackle corruption?
Civil society, whose legitimacy lies primarily in its own eyes, has won an equal role in shaping the Lok Pal Bill, which has the potential to change the way India is governed.
April 12, 2011
Planning in India? It needs a thorough change
Planning in India will need to change to take account of a more volatile global economy. A few details of the Hazare fall-out
Government decision-making may soon become a casualty
April 11, 2011
What the future of our democracy depends on
A striving for deeper and truly more representative democracy is a far more ambitious undertaking than fighting corruption -- be it theft from the public exchequer or a kickback culture in the private sector.
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