All stories by Kunal Bose
Despite spike in aluminium demand, China still a threat for IndiaRediff.com16 Jul 2020
Chinese alumina refining and metal smelting technologies have emerged as a match for the best anywhere in the world. In fact, Vedanta and Hindalco have bought technologies from China. Our aluminium makers will be haunted by twin fears of rising imports and low metal prices squeezing margins over a long time.
Are farmers in India and China losing the plot?Rediff.com8 May 2019
Lack of literacy is compromising the ability of farmers in India and China, two of the world's most populous countries with the smallest farm size, to raise productivity without losing soil fertility, says Kunal Bose.
How 4-5% of India's GDP is wiped away every yearRediff.com20 Dec 2018
Corrosion is a big menace for anything with steel application from rebars in construction, oil and water pipelines, railway track, power distribution poles to automobiles, says Kunal Bose.
Budget's farm-related proposals are a watershedRediff.com3 Feb 2018
Announcing MSP at an elevated level will not be enough. Growers must be able to procure inputs, such as quality seeds, plant nutrients and irrigation water at reasonable prices, says Kunal Bose.
Priced tea falls prey to Darjeeling unrestRediff.com30 Aug 2017
Being a victim of recurring political unrest over three decades, low productivity and escalating production cost, the Darjeeling tea industry has not been in good financial health over a long time.
Why Indians should worry about BrexitRediff.com17 Aug 2017
Flight of high-paying banking jobs to other European cities will hurt the prospects of Indian real estate developers and desis in the hospitality business in the UK, says Kunal Bose.
Oil price rise could derail many of Delhi's calculationsRediff.com10 Jan 2017
The task of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to keep inflation under check, even when the country reeled under severe drought for two years in a row, and reduce the current account deficit, was made easier by low crude oil prices.
Why Iran's infra push is good news for IndiaRediff.com30 Aug 2016
Two projects in Iran, which India is to execute involving major financial commitments on its part, are of particular significance for Indian steel.
Will carbon composites replace steel and aluminium in cars?Rediff.com9 Feb 2016
Aluminium has one third the weight of steel and is highly malleable and elastic.
Low oil prices: What impact will it have?Rediff.com22 Dec 2015
Global supply is staying in excess of demand.
What ails Bengal's economyRediff.com28 Jul 2015
The state needs great numbers of new-generation entrepreneurs.
Lessons for companies that acquire land for huge projectsRediff.com17 Mar 2015
Promoters have not proved they mean well for the community.
Abundant supply keeps oil prices lowRediff.com26 Aug 2014
India is the world's fourth-largest importer of natural gas, accounting for six per cent of the global market.