The historic Bombay Mint Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons
19 April 2018

Rationale for the return of the global rupee

Over 50 years ago, the Indian rupee was a currency of overseas trade besides being the local currency for the Gulf nations and many regions of the Indian Ocean. It fell into a retreat for many reasons. With the Indian economy slated to strengthen 2019 onwards, this is the right time to speed up the rupee’s full capital account convertibility

DSC_5369 Courtesy: Gateway House
19 April 2018

New India @ 2022

In his speech on, ‘New India at 2022’ – Rajiv Kumar, who has just returned from China after a meeting of the Niti Aayog with China's National Development and Reform Commission, says India is at the cusp of sustained, high, inclusive growth because of much greater formalisation of economic activity in the country today

2017_10$largeimg11_Wednesday_2017_013201128 (1) Courtesy: The Tribune
18 April 2018

Punjab’s unshakable drug smuggling networks

Since 2017, the Punjab government has been cracking down on drug networks. The campaign has so far targeted small-time drug peddlers, but deep smuggling networks that cross international as well as state borders remain intact, posing a major national security threat