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Budget 2023: Bold textile policy needed to create world-class textile ecosystem in India

Budget 2023 for textiles: India’s textile is central to our identity. The earliest surviving Indian cotton threads date to around 4000 BC. Many Indian regions invented astonishing and unique materials, weaves and dyes. The depth and range is unmatched. Assam’s… Continue Reading →

Poll din masks US game-changers

In this US election, the din has buried the consequence. The narrative is of a festering society amid a ravaging pandemic, with warts of racism and inequality stoked by boorish political theatre.

Pandemic sets the stage for services revolution

For a world used to rising prosperity and longevity, the shock of Covid-19 is shaking us to the foundations. Princes and prime ministers have been sequestered, the greatest sporting tournaments have been annulled and rituals of a civilised life have… Continue Reading →

Union Budget 2020: LIC selloff a bold step

Against a backdrop of a sluggish economy and rising inflation, the budget called for pro-growth measures without exacerbating the deficit. The FM walked through the tightrope with a signal towards bold privatisation through the IPO and partial divestment of LIC,… Continue Reading →

Union Budget: Focus on capital availability

The Union budget was an opportunity to bolster the economy on the back of a strong mandate for a stable government. The budget had to unequivocally demonstrate India‚Äôs commitment to propelling economic growth by engendering demand, reviving animal spirits in… Continue Reading →

Focus shifts to have-nots

The Indian budget is akin to a State of Union address in that the finance minister reports the health of the nation and prescribes fiscal doses to fix ailing sectors. How he raises and spends funds spells out the government’s… Continue Reading →

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