Lessons from India’s (Un) Open Data on India’s Online Visa Policy

27th October 2017 Countries across the world have started to appreciate the potential contribution opening government data can have on the future of tourism. In this regards, more often than not I am consulted on my compilation of India's Online Visa Data from publicly available press releases (https://researchandoutcome.wordpress.com/database/). Specifically, I am asked to give advice in … Continue reading Lessons from India’s (Un) Open Data on India’s Online Visa Policy

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Indian manufacturing and the missing vision

Vinay Rustagi, managing director of Bridge to India write in a livemint column today, i.e. 27th September 2017 (http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/ec0cnDaAbNYUTFHMSgWxcP/Indian-renewable-sector-at-crossroads.html) A cogent long-term vision for manufacturing sector is missing and there are fears that India has missed the bus on manufacturing. I hate to say it but I have been repeatedly saying this since the last … Continue reading Indian manufacturing and the missing vision

Medical Negligence at Sir H.N. RELIANCE Foundation Hospital

Gorakhpur. A word that make many of us angry for the very reason that it instantly reminds us of several infant deaths. Although it appears that there has been a formal investigation initiated to understand the nature of these untimely deaths, the fact of medical negligence cannot be ignored. But is it only Gorakhpur, the … Continue reading Medical Negligence at Sir H.N. RELIANCE Foundation Hospital

Indian media on international trade

On 23rd August 2017, Livemint published an article whose subtitle read: "The deficit is not a result of exchange rate but of the inability to either boost productivity or to plug into international supply chains" (http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/EMSMafHwiaxZT49y1G6ECP/Fixing-the-trade-deficit-with-China-wont-be-easy.html) On the same day, 23rd August 2017, Livemint published an article whose title read "Strong rupee is hurting Indian … Continue reading Indian media on international trade

Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

6th April 2017 So I came across this article and was fascinated to learn that there is an interest in learning the efficiency from the German system and trying to reason potential glocaliztion of the German framework.  The article can be read at http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/creating-globally-competitive-smes-in-india/article9606529.ece This article has left me...: I am fascinated by Germany, and for … Continue reading Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

US Export Import Bank and Climate Financing under the Trump Administration

1st March 2017 On 17th February, 2017, a New York Times article titled “Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax under First Trump Budget” reported that the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate, an effort of the Trump’s administration to reorder the government and increase spending on … Continue reading US Export Import Bank and Climate Financing under the Trump Administration

India, EU and the New Bilateral Investment Treaty

24th Feb, 2017. There is a very interesting blog-post by Rob Howse (@howserob) on International Economic Law and Policy Blog  on how India should hold firm against the European efforts to undermine its new model Bilateral Investment Treaty (http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2017/02/india-should-hold-firm-against-the-european-efforts-to-undermine-its-new-model-bilateral-investment-.html). The column is all praise for India's model BIT and very contemporary especially when there is pressure … Continue reading India, EU and the New Bilateral Investment Treaty