All stories by Vandana Gombar
Old India is still sceptical about investing in start-upsRediff.com16 Aug 2019
Though startups find 17 mentions in the Budget speech of the finance minister, and have been promised tax exemptions, the reality is that only 2 per cent of the 4,648 applications received from startups for income tax exemption had been approved as of February 2019, according to an answer to a Parliament question. As India's startup space bubbles with activity - new, young players are tapping into opportunities opening up - there are local anti-portfolio stories circulating about investors missing opportunities in 'unicorns', or companies that have reached valuation of $ 1 billion, says Vandana Gombar.
What India can learn from China's electric vehicles programmeRediff.com17 Mar 2019
There are four things that stand out in China's strategy for electric vehicles, says Vandana Gombar.
Are we serious about e-cars?Rediff.com4 Oct 2016
The electric vehicle market in India needs a policy push that goes beyond targets, says Vandana Gombar.
When an Indian city shut down coal plantsRediff.com4 Jan 2016
Pollution is not merely the price to be paid for growth; it is also a drag on the same growth.
A brilliant plan to help India achieve top spot in solar powerRediff.com25 Dec 2014
India needs to fix policy paralysis in order to reach teh top slot in solar power.