Archived Articles (July 2020)

  • Viewpoint: India's Digital Future

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      Thanks to Covid-19, work from home has become a reality for most people (especially white collar employees) throughout the country. This paradigm shift is going to nec... Read more

  • Deliver localized solutions

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      The Prime Minister has correctly emphasised the need to be vocal for local. But, unless we are able to deliver localized solutions that produce long-lasting results, i... Read more

  • Enhance infrastructure spending

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      Pursuing the path of Atmanirbhar Bharat is going to necessitate an upward movement in infrastructure spending. The pandemic has led to a moderation in domestic demand,... Read more

  • Restore cities to normalcy

    MEDC | 26 JUL,2020

      Millions of migrants left cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to their ancestral homes as the lockdown began and economic opportunities dried up. However, in recen... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Covid-19 and Indian Agriculture

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      It is generally believed that Indian agriculture has not been much affected by Covid-19. However, that isn’t entirely true. While the output of crops has been la... Read more

  • Dealing with NPAs

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      The re-imposition of lockdown in various parts of India will affect the normalization of economic activity in the country. As a result, the ability of borrowers to rep... Read more

  • Streamlining trade policy

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      The government is pursuing the path of Atmanirbhar Bharat, or self-reliant India, but various official pronouncements about raising India’s profile as an investm... Read more

  • Relocating supply chains

    MEDC | 20 JUL,2020

      The post-Covid world is likely to see many global supply chains moving out of China and relocating elsewhere, mostly to nearby Asian countries. India needs to position... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Privatizing Indian Railways

    MEDC | 13 JUL,2020

      The Indian Railways has initiated the process of shortlisting private companies to run 151 modern passenger trains on 109 routes. However, the success of the part-priv... Read more

  • Restarting the economy

    MEDC | 13 JUL,2020

      Shutting down the economy is always easier than restarting it. Factories, warehouses, suppliers and customers are now spread out over a national collage of red, orange... Read more

  • India's China strategy

    MEDC | 13 JUL,2020

      Both India and China have done well by scaling down their troop deployment from the LAC. Let bygones be bygones … in today’s world, economic strength matt... Read more

  • WHO should change?

    MEDC | 13 JUL,2020

      America’s decision to quit the World Health Organization (WHO) is worrying. The WHO has been woefully behind the Corona curve, but the way out is to reform the o... Read more

  • Viewpoint: A new education model

    MEDC | 06 JUL,2020

      Covid-19 has led to profound changes in many sectors, but probably none as much as that in education. Online education has now become the norm. On one hand, this could... Read more

  • Enable data protection

    MEDC | 06 JUL,2020

      The cold war between India and China is threatening to spill over into cyberspace. In this context, India’s ban on Chinese apps is more than a symbolic gesture &... Read more

  • Mumbai vs. Hong Kong

    MEDC | 06 JUL,2020

      China has quashed the autonomy of Hong Kong and jeopardized its economic future. If India acts swiftly enough, this is an opportunity to project Mumbai as Asia’s... Read more



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