parliament Courtesy: Shahnoor Habib Munmum/Wikimedia Commons
10 January 2014

FDI pharma policy needs unusual answers

The issue of foreign direct investment in pharmaceuticals has come under attack from many lobbies. The answers lie in the public sector or public distribution mechanisms. Addressing public health concerns without vitiating the investment climate must be one of the key priorities of the next government

rbi Courtesy: Government of India
27 December 2013

Curbing India’s dependence on FII flows

The extent of the rupee’s depreciation in 2013 demonstrates the Indian market’s dependence on overseas portfolio investments. Can developing domestic institutional bulwarks allay anxieties during similar crises? Is tapping into India’s deep pool of domestic savings, by modifying archaic regulations, an option?

rr2 Courtesy: World Economic Forum/Flickr
16 December 2013

Decoding RBI’s invite to foreign banks

The recent statement by the governor of the RBI that foreign banks might be allowed to take over Indian banks, has rekindled the debate on the status of foreign banks. What has prompted the RBI’s new position and how does it weigh against the existing policy landscape? Why are foreign banks waiting and watching?

mohanpai dialogue Courtesy: Gateway House
23 November 2013

The Manipal Dialogue: Asia together

From November 17-19, Gateway House and Manipal University hosted ‘The Manipal Dialogue,’ where 18 select scholars from 15 Asian nations discussed and debated the concept of an 'Asia, Uninterrupted.' T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Universal Learning, delivered the following speech as his keynote address.

pena nieto singh wikimedia Courtesy: WikimediaCommons
22 November 2013

Mexico: A new frontier for India

Mexico is now being increasingly referred to as the ‘China of the Americas.’ With the Mexican government introducing reforms in several sectors, and thereby easing the scope of business, how can India –which is slowly expanding its footprint in Latin America – benefit from Mexico’s rise?

manmohan nursultan Courtesy: Prime Minister's Office, India
20 November 2013

India-Kazakhstan relations: Challenges and opportunities

The current political, strategic and economic scenarios, both regionally and internationally, present immense potential for India and Kazakhstan to enhance their engagement, qualitatively and quantitatively. Why must New Delhi and Astana forge stronger and deeper relations with each other?

indiachina2 Courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs, India
8 November 2013

Women’s voices in India-China talks

At various meetings, Indian and Chinese women researchers are using a gendered lens to discuss the changes in their economies. Making these exchanges a part of bilateral dialogues and India-China summits can be a way to rethink economic policies and change the terms of trade