Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of Rajiv Gandhi and Aditya Birla and author of The New Clash of Civilizations (Rupa, 2014). He is founder of Sterling Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. which was acquired by the Indian Express group
Less bureaucracy in granting patents and fewer votaries of pseudo-science will help India occupy its rightful place at the high table of global science
Over the next decade the country has a breakthrough opportunity to unshackle itself from the chains that have bound it, economically and socially, for far too long.
Many observers, including Bill Gates, will be watching closely as India provides free universal healthcare to its most medically under-served citizens
China’s tech giant, is not the only setback Beijing is likely to suffer
Many of the government’s regulations on drug pricing and real estate transactions through the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act are necessary and serve the public interest.
Speed and clarity are of the essence if the IBC is to live up to its promise of cleaning up bank balance sheets
A fine balance will need to be maintained between pricing and costs to ensure the industry returns to profit and lives up to its potential as the world’s third largest market in the next decade
India has already reduced its imports from Iran to appease Washington but bringing them down to zero is impossible
The energy crisis that faces India is potentially more serious. Fixing it will require creative thinking and swift, decisive action.
The government must focus on vocational training to boost both the number and quality of jobs