NEERAJ THAKUR

  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    Changing Tracks

    Global events have led to a funding slowdown, but will India be an outlier? Are cautious investors still eyeing India as a sweet spot? The answers lie in how Indian start-ups restrategise for the months ahead

    July 01, 2022
  • strategy 4 / Feature

    The Poverty & Politics Of Data In India

    Before India can eradicate poverty, it needs to count the poor. But, its data collection machine is old, gives inconsistent results and sometimes disagrees with the government

    July 01, 2022
  • markets 5 / Feature

    Stagflation Shadow On The World

    Rising inflation, high unemployment and depreciating currencies have given birth to a vicious cycle that could very well dismantle the fragile post-Covid recovery. Can India escape this fate?

    June 01, 2022
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    Shades Of New Energy

    As the world searches for new forms of clean energy to meet carbon emission cut targets, India does not want to miss the green hydrogen bus. Its two richest industrialists want to create independent ecosystems to produce the new fuel. What does this mean for India’s energy security and net-zero targets?

    May 01, 2022
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    Automakers’ Green H2 Challenge

    First, Centre wanted auto companies to move from Bharat IV to Bharat VI, then it expected them to invest in EVs. Now it wants them to chase hydrogen-powered vehicles. Is the cost of a green India only to be borne by the auto sector?

    May 01, 2022
  • enterprise 3 / Feature

    And The Winner Is: Bezos, Ambani Or Biyani?

    As Reliance Industries calls off the deal with Kishore Biyani’s Future Group after acquiring its stores at prime locations, the fight between two of the world’s richest men has taken another sharp turn. But is anyone really winning?

    May 01, 2022
  • strategy 4 / Feature

    A Lankan Build-Up In India

    As Sri Lanka grapples with an economic crisis owing to botched economic policies and unmanageable debt, alarm bells are going off in some states in India

    May 01, 2022
  • strategy 4 / Feature

    WTO Fights For Survival

    The rise in the number of regional trade treaties and bilateral FTAs recently has left a question ark over the role and future of World Trade Organization 

    May 01, 2022
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    Make In America Challenge For India

    After a decade of weak exports, India achieved a record in merchandise exports in FY22. Can Joe Biden’s plan to shift manufacturing back to the US be a dampener?

    April 01, 2022
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    Power Hunger Of Crypto Miners

    India’s crypto sector is nascent, but its stakeholders are already worried about the high level of energy consumed in the crypto mining process in an energy unequal country

    March 01, 2022
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    One Nation, Many Burdens

    The GST system of indirect taxation completes five years in 2022, and it already seems to have caused cracks in the idea of fiscal federalism. States feel shortchanged at losing revenue year after year. Was it worth surrendering their taxation powers to a GST Council that tends to agree with the Centre?

    January 30, 2022
  • enterprise 3 / Feature

    Defused Spark

    In 2015, Modi visited Tesla plant in the US, invited Elon Musk to make in India and created an EV policy. Musk chose China, but now wants India to facilitate imports. India disagrees

    January 30, 2022
  • strategy 4 / Feature

    Under Technological Siege

    The future of India’s automobile industry hinges on how it deals with changing technology, rising raw material costs, weak income growth of consumers and disruptions in the supply chain

    January 01, 2022
  • markets 5 / Feature

    How Energy Secured Are We?

    Ballooning fuel prices, low oil & gas production, GST woes and over estimation of green power. Result: India’s energy security remains a distant dream. Is anyone listening?

    November 01, 2021