As Modi completes one year in office, a sense of despondency pervades the customary reviews that ritually accompany such an event. Rumblings of discontent have emerged from various stakeholders and stock markets have taken the lead in signalling disappointment with his performance.
While India may be lagging behind China in its infrastructure development, it has inherited a worker demographic dividend. With most of the Chinese business being state owned, will India be the destination to look for new entrepreneurial talent?
The economic turmoil in Europe and the U.S. has affected financial markets globally. India too witnessed a fall in its stock market and investments have slowed. Gateway House’s Samyukta Lakshamn speaks to S.P.Kothari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), about the challenges that lie ahead for India.