A Short Tribute to the Indian Economic History

"India’s share of the world economy when Britain arrived on its shores was 23 per cent, by the time the British left it was down to below 4 per cent.. “and “...the weavers in India became beggars and India went from being a world famous exporter of finished cloth into an importer having 27 per ce

Posted on: 05 Aug 2015

100 Smart Cities in India

The Indian government plans to develop 100 smart cities. Rs 7,060 crore was allotted in the first budget, towards this smart idea. The vision, however, seems to lack a proper action plan. Is it possible to “smart”en up our existing cities? Typically these cities have a million challenges to grapple

Posted on: 17 Apr 2015

Mandating CSR, Killing the Spirit?

By mandating CSR, the Government has brought under the purview of legislation what is fundamentally seen as an inspirational activity. Primarily, it has the potent to stifle the spirit of being “voluntary”. In some ways, through a mandatory legislation, it seems the government is hoping that it can

Posted on: 14 Apr 2015

Mandatory Labelling Of GM Food – Is It Really Aiding Informed Choices?

A gazette notification (D.L. 03004/99) from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has made it compulsory for packaged food containing genetically modified products as ingredients, to carry such labels. While this move is meant to help consumers make informed choices, the efficacy of this is under unsure. Ma

Posted on: 03 Apr 2015