Posted: October 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Digitisation and economy of India

Imagine an India, where a villager directly tweets”Applied for visa but official asking for bribe.” to Ministry of External Affairs, or “No power supply in the village during the last 24 hours, please send officials for inspection.” to Ministry of Power, or “Unemployed despite high qualification” to Ministry of Labour & Employment and gets a […]

Make in India

Posted: September 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a talent for coining slogans that go viral. While Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Swachh Bharat are meant for India, his Make in India call was meant for the world, and it has received global attention.

The cynical will say that it is yet another slogan that arouses expectations, but are not followed up with actions and soon forgotten. Like Garibi Hatao. Or Health for All by 2000, a slogan that was popular in the 90s, but few people remember today.

Will Make in India be different? Can Modi deliver? What is he lining up to make this happen? Is it too late to emulate China’s success story in manufacturing? Economists and analysts have been pouring on the subject in recent weeks.

Balancing Act

Posted: August 11, 2016 at 6:36 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Make in India for jobs and growth – Can Modi deliver the promise? “More than anytime in history, mankind faces crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total destruction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly” – Woody Allen The US subprime fiasco has forced US […]

Time to Revisit

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 5:58 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Time to Revisit The Indian economy is booming, stock markets are buoyant, homegrown entrepreneurs are spreading their wings, exports are growing, and consumerism is rising. In this scenario, it is definitely worth revisiting the issue of full Capital Account Convertibility (CAC). Most likely, CAC would improve the business environment, giving Indian industry access to lost-cost capital and the economy more options for […]

Sugar-Can it help to somewhat relieve India

Posted: July 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Sugar – Can it help to somewhat relieve India’s energy security concerns India spends close to $30 bn yearly in importing crude oil, which amounts roughly to 30 percent of its total annual imports. With crude prices having doubled over the past two years and presently hovering at around $70 per barrel, a sustained rally […]

Whats driving Indian consumerism

Posted: June 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

India’s baby boomer generation has grown up and unlike their parents who experienced guilt pangs every time they spent money, this generation has no such qualms and believes in living it up. One can attribute this largely to the fact that today’s consuming class has not only grown up in the post liberalization era but […]

Approach In Agriculture

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

AGRICULTURE, The Next Big Opportunity Despite India’s dominent position as a producer in word agriculture, India has a Meager 1.5% share of global agritrade.This is because both, productivity levels(yields) as well as the level of food processing in India,continues to languish below that of comparable geographies. Thus,the potential for growth in this sectior is huge […]

Infrastructure: an India priority

Posted: March 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Infrastructure: an India priority Intro: India’s infrastructure spend at 3.5% of GDP is not only much lower than China’s spend at ~11% of GDP but needs to go up to at least 4% of GDP by FY12 if current growth rates are to be sustained. This would require an investment of over Rs12,265 bn across […]

Media & Entertainment: The sunrise sector

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Media & Entertainment: The sunrise sector It’s truly the dawn of a new era of entertainment. For the Indian consumer it is a time of multiple choices as he can choose from a bouquet of over 300 channels on TV, several FM stations on radio and has a choice of 3-5 movies at multiplexes. For […]

Irresistible Indian real estate

Posted: January 3, 2016 at 1:14 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

A tale of Indian equities – still a long way to go “The long-term case for investing in India is a no-brainer. India’s many attractions have been well chronicled, but they can’t be emphasized enough: a tradition of democracy, respect for the rule of law and widespread fluency in English. These qualities are not easy […]