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For First Time, A Seminal Change In India’s Agriculture

For First Time, A Seminal Change In India’s Agriculture

  Boosted by rising demand and better storage & transport, fruits, vegetables, spices are among the new growth areas for Indian agriculture.   For the first time, total horticultural production,…

In Delhi, Congress Loss BJP’s Gain, Not AAP’s

In Delhi, Congress Loss BJP’s Gain, Not AAP’s

  A headline like this usually elicits praise or slander, depending on which camp one belongs to.   So, let’s first get done with the caveats and disclaimers–electoral outcomes are…

Modi’s Big Make-in-India Problem: Fewer Factory Jobs

Modi’s Big Make-in-India Problem: Fewer Factory Jobs

  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes his Make-in-India manufacturing plan and factory output rebounds, new data indicate two disquieting trends.   One, there is a slowdown in employment in…

Rural Wage Growth Plunges To 10-year Low

Rural Wage Growth Plunges To 10-year Low

  The wages of people living in rural India are no longer rising at the same rate as they were under the United Progressive Alliance government. Last week, The Indian…

In Delhi, BJP On AAP’s Heels, Congress Out

In Delhi, BJP On AAP’s Heels, Congress Out

  The Election Commission has announced Delhi assembly elections for February 7 with results to be declared on February 10.   The recent assembly elections in Maharashtra were the most…

Southern Tycoons 800% More Generous Than Northern

Southern Tycoons 800% More Generous Than Northern

  Leading businesspeople from Southern India donate eight times more to philanthropic causes than those from the North.   That was the finding of the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2014,…

How To Cut Your—And India’s—Electricity Bills

How To Cut Your—And India’s—Electricity Bills

  We may soon have to get used to seeing more LED bulbs in our homes and streets now with the government adopting a new programme to promote their use. With the Prime Minister’s…