Meghalaya miners: Nobody to the rescue

13 December 2018. 15 Meghalaya miners trapped. What have been the earlier precedents in the world for the rescue operations of such accidents? The rescue precedents 5 August 2010. Chilean mining accident happens. Thirty-three men trapped. On 13 October 2010, the men were rescued, as an estimated 1 billion people world-wide watched. Nearly every Chilean […]

Resignation of Urjit Patel and Indian State

First, it was the resignation of Arvind Panagariya. An incident. Second, it was the resignation of Arvind Subramanian. A coincidence. Third, it was the resignation of Urjit Patel. A pattern. I know that just three resignations in the mighty Indian State do not make a pattern. But then, these are not the resignations of a […]

Losing State elections 2018 can be a master stroke for Narendra Modi in winning India 2019

BJP has lost elections 2018 in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The national media is hyper-active theorizing that Narendra Modi wave has ended, Modi magic does not work anymore, Amit Shah has lost his touch, Amit Shah does not know the electoral pulse anymore and so on. Congress has won elections 2018 in Rajasthan, Madhya […]

Modern Retail Myths in India

Every now and then we come across the reports about the size of the modern retail in India. The experts and the analysts will predict the size of the modern retail in India in some years to come. It will be mentioned in these reports that the modern retail in India is growing at such […]

Indian Farmers and Organized Retail: A Fantasy

Indian farmers are in distress. There have been a number of farmers march to the national capital. Among the Indian farmers’ demands for loan waivers and MSP, the policy experts will also announce the requirement of development of organized retail in India to help out the Indian farming sector. The organized retail is being considered […]