V. Venkateswara Rao

The author is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and a retired senior corporate professional.

The Freebies Debate in India

The issue of the so-called freebies has sparked a political slugfest between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The issue...

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework — A framework Sans ‘Carrots’

On May 23, while in Japan for the fourth Quad Summit, the US President Joe Biden announced the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework...

Coal Remains King Piece in India’s Energy Mix

At the international climate conference COP 26 held at Glasgow in 2021, many countries had objected to the initial text of "phasing out of...

Is Privatization Good for India?

The Government of India's most determined push for privatization came during Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget speech in February last year, in which she...

Why High Global Inflation Is Such a Big Concern

The global prices of commodities have witnessed a sharp increase on the back of demand revival in advanced economies driven by the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.

China’s New Law Fortifies Personal Privacy and State Authority

The Chinese government has said that the development of big data brings convenience to life, but also “breeds chaos”. It has said that some...

The Economic and Human Costs of 9/11 Attacks

It has been said that for Baby Boomers and Millennials, 9/11 is their equivalent to Pearl Harbor. Twenty years back, 19 men hijacked four...

Three Decades After Big-bang Reforms, India Remains a Low-Middle-Income Country

In 1990-91, Indian Economy was on the brink of collapse. The country was reeling under extreme economic pressure with just enough foreign exchange reserves,...

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