India changed in the 1990s and the cultural milieu changed with it

The cities of Bombay (Mumbai), Madras (Chennai) and Calcutta (Kolkata) had deep cultural roots and urbanised commerce and industry even during the colonial period, possibly because a diversified and robust economy is... Read more »

Lessons from Karnataka: Bank on social issues, leverage traditional and modern media platforms

The drama revolving around the Karnataka state elections refuses to fade away. The assembly election results were not able to provide a clear mandate to any party. The BJP emerged as the... Read more »

Policy clarity needed to allay fears over privatisation

Public opinion on privatisation ranges from proponents who say it increases efficiency to opponents to fear it will lead to higher charges. As we evaluate potential policies regarding privatisation in India, it... Read more »

Global perception of India has taken a beating (Shifting Sands of Culture series)

For a decade and a half now I’ve been a tireless advocate of India’s soft power, arguing that in the information age, it is not the side with the bigger army that... Read more »