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The world looks quite different when we turn the lens around, good things appear bad and bad appear good, the challenge remains of understanding others' perspectives and still deciding and acting to make things better

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Addressing India’s Literacy Challenge

The Frontline

Addressing India’s Literacy Challenge
A brief discussion with Sourav Banerjee, India Country Director for Room to Read, a global non-profit organisation whose mission is to tackle the problem of childhood literacy across the developing world

Investing in the New India Story

The Investor

Investing in the “New India Story” – a brief guide to the key considerations
Also: Analysis of GST and its implications for investing in India

The Big Picture TEST, Metrics

The Big Picture TEST, Metrics

India’s economy slows in fourth quarter due to demonetisation, but with manufacturing output expanding for the 12th consecutive month, exports and imports up 4% and 10%, respectively. The China’s economy on the uptick with positive PMI data and strong trade growth.

This Month Through India’s Eyes

This Month Through India’s Eyes

Civic body elections in Maharashtra, Massive layoffs at Snapdeal, Hate crime in US kills Indian

Last Month Through India’s Eyes

Last Month Through India’s Eyes

Indian media reactions to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s endorsement of globalisation in Davos and President Trumps controversial visa ban, as well as criticism over the government’s botched handling of the Jallikatu protests in Tamil Nadu, which turned violent

Pointing to the Future

Pointing to the Future

Challenges for the new US ambassador in Beijing, The twilight of the liberal western order, It’s reboot to version 2.0, A brave new cyberworld, Russia’s asymmetric strategy, The art of the China deal, India needs a two speed economy, India’s reform scorecard

Big News

Big News

India, Israel to Develop Missile for Army, Five Associate Banks Will Merge with SBI, RBI’s Enforcement Department to Develop Rule-based Approach, China’s Sinochem in Early Talks to Buy Stake in Noble Group, Chinese Billionaire Xiao Jianhua Seized from Hong Kong, Donald Tsang: Hong Kong Ex-leader Guilty of Misconduct.

January 2017

Perspectives: The Month Through India’s Eyes

Following two months in which demonetisation captured nearly all of the domestic media headlines in India, attention of note during January shifted to three key events, two international and one domestic.  On the international side, Chinese president Xi Jinping’s robust defense of globalization at his keynote speech in Davos received considerable attention and sparked a wide range of reactions, as did the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the flurry of executive orders in his first week in power, in particular the controversial ban on visas for certain Muslim-majority nations.  Domestically, the spontaneous protests against the government’s ban of Jallikattu, a traditional ceremony in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, as well as the government’s botched handling of the situation, gave rise to a variety commentary in the Indian press.

 

Xi Jinping’s Davos Speech

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s address at the World Economic Forum in Davos this past month received significant media attention globally, and India was no exception.  With globalisation having suffered a series of setbacks in 2016 with the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump, Xi’s focus on and support of further global integration came as a surprise to most observers.

 

 

 

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