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Modi’s Moderniser

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his first interaction with industry leaders after the Budget

Stories in this issue

Modi’s Moderniser

The Prime Minister is known to be inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s vision of a resurgent Bharat Mata where poverty and caste indignities are buried and where India becomes a world power on the…

Openomics 2017: Editor’s Note

BUDGET IS a political statement on the economy, and it invariably invites such time-tested adjectives as historic, bold, progressive, populist, cautious, or socialist. With the advent of Narendra…

Open Diary

WINTER IN INDIA is also the season of literature festivals, a very welcome development that encourages the reading habit in the age of 140-character communication. Almost every city and exotic locale…

Nation and Automation

ONCE UPON A time an economic heavyweight, India has a long—two-and-a-half century old—habit of missing the bus of the most tectonic, prosperity enhancing, shifts in the global economy. When the First…

The Next Surge

ONE MONTH INTO the year, it is now a truism that 2017 is going to be a roller-coaster ride for emerging markets. Not just because the United States’ Federal Reserve is expected to continue raising…

On the Right Path

SOON AFTER THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued an update on the global economy in January, there was excited commentary that India was no longer the fastest growing economy in the world. The…

The Labour Puzzle

AT TIMES, IT feels as if the only ones bending backwards are those of us who’ve read too much for our own good. Or can’t rid ourselves of the itch to slap our snapshot of reality onto an elegantly…

Back to Bangalore

A FAVOURITE PARLOUR game among Indian venture capitalists is to fantasise about being in a ménage-à-trois with a technologist from Bengaluru and a businessman from Delhi, a cross-cultural venture…

The Bard and the Budget

THE PRESENTATION OF the Budget is a day of spectacle and tradition. It begins with cameramen and journalists pursuing a man with a leather briefcase as though he might trip and spill its content. It…