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Chinese imperialism poses incurable threat to the world
Binay Kumar Singh | 22 Sep, 2020
Two viruses have taken over the world. One, a minuscule creature called Covid-19, has killed more than 8,00,000 people around the globe, but is slowing down and will most likely be eliminated in the coming months. Vaccines have already been developed against it and once inoculated, citizens of the world can expect to go on with their normal lives. However, it is the second virus, that of Chinese imperialism, which poses a long term and a much more potent and incurable threat to the world at large.
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India at the hairpin bend
Covid-19 caught the world off-guard. It is embarrassing. It is embarrassing that the economic distress is more acute in India than in the rest of the world, especially when India was projected by many as the emerging star. Published data indicates that GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent during the previous quarter, businesses have had to shut down, jobs are vanishing, incomes are stressed and with unfriendly taxation structures the expansion plans and investments by most businesses are on hold.
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Harnessing strategic ties with Dhaka
Jayanta Ghosal | 14 Sep, 2020
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has recently written a book on India's position on the implementation of foreign policy. The book was virtually launched last Thursday in Delhi at a function organised by the Observer Research Foundation. Jaishankar had written the book after retiring as Foreign Secretary. At the time, he had no idea that he would become the Foreign Minister.
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Why are the Indian and Chinese economies decoupling?
Vikram Sood | 07 Sep, 2020
India has strong geopolitical, historical and economic reasons to disentangle itself from China's arms
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Rural India: A case for cautious optimism and nuanced policy mix
Sreejith Balasubramanian | 01 Sep, 2020
One of the major reasons EMs are forecasted to register less negative growth in 2020, vs. AEs, is the higher share of agricultural output. In India, there is optimism around agriculture, and thus rural, being the brighter spot in a contractionary growth year. The RBI Governor, in the recently released MPC meeting minutes noted rural indicators have shown a sharp revival which, if sustained, can provide support to demand going forward. In this note, we look at the current situation and the structural nuances of rural India to gauge the legitimacy of this optimism and the need for a nuanced policy approach.
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Indian economy's twin-engine heart needs land leasing push
Poornima Advani | 24 Aug, 2020
In the bleak Covid scenario, a rare bright spot has emerged with Indian corporates waking up to the rural sector's potential. However, forging a deeper synergy of the two that can pivot India's economy would require pushing through impending changes in land leasing laws.
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The heart of business
Himanshu Manglik | 18 Aug, 2020
The Covid Syndrome will haunt us for years. Businesses are bleeding and human misery is escalating and many businesses are caught in this Covid trap. The business of business is to make profits. Yet, business and corporates are frequently criticised for not spending enough on community and social welfare. There are people who believe that business is prospering at the expense of society.
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Dual-class shares: Essential for Atmanirbhar Bharat
As India debates the tools and mechanisms to drive the next phase of growth, attention towards mechanisms in the capital markets that can help provide wings to India's objective is essential. While a variety of measures have been assessed, one that specifically deserves attention is the need for India
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Importance of technology in Indian agriculture
Kailash Choudhary | 02 Aug, 2020
Indian civilisation is one of oldest civilisations in the world and similarly Indian agriculture is also of the same age. Ancient Indian farmers were quite rich because agriculture was the most advanced and prestigious occupation of that time. Fifty per cent of the population is still dependent on agriculture and occupations related to agriculture.
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Is veganism the future of food in a post-Covid-19 era?
Puja Gupta | 25 Jul, 2020
People worldwide are recognising the devastating toll of the animal agribusiness on the environment, human health, and our collective sense of ethics. Theres still a long way to go, however, the tide is turning. With vegan (non-dairy) variants of almost every food product and ingredient available, people are increasingly turning towards sustainable eating as their food preference.
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