Everything has changed

Since the fallout of the financial crisis, we seem to be living in a disrupted world. Financial markets which are supposed to be a platform for promoting economic productivity, now largely function as speculative markets. Cash, once the safest investment and crowned as king, might be in danger due to negative interest rates and imposed…

The Taxi Driver is a PHD

‘Dream is not that you see in sleep, dream is something that does not let you sleep’ – late APJ Abdul Kalam. Sitting on the backseat of the taxi, I watched the man in front of me conquering the busy and sweaty streets of Mumbai with sheer strength and determination. This taxi driver, a PHD…

Complacency Syndrome

Two major events left many people agape in May. Firstly, in one of the most remarkable triumphs in British politics, a Muslim became the mayor of London. Secondly, the US President decision to visit Hiroshima not only demonstrates forward-looking mind set but showcases that developed countries do not give in to complacency. They embraced changes…

Structural Reforms

In the aftermath of the financial crisis since 2008, the one tagline which keeps on bugging us is ‘structural reforms’. What are ‘Structural Reforms’ and why the hype around the world? As per The Economist, structural reforms mean changes to the way government works. To put this into context, let’s extrapolate by taking an example.…

Elegant India

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of India? Pollution, poverty, over-population, snake charmers. Actually none of the above are true. Today, India stands as a beacon of hope and economic dynamism. Whereas many economies, advanced and developing, are experiencing a growing sense of economic woes, India is engineering itself to…

‘Investors Dilemma’

Have you ever walked past someone so engrossed in the act of looking up at the sky? The impulse to follow is so strong that sometimes you lose your bearings. It is human nature to follow the herd. That’s because our minds are intuitively framed to take absurd decisions in the direction of the madding…

Apeksita

We just bid adieu to the year 2015 and it is time for our very own form of Apeksita. Indian astrologists have scientifically developed tools and techniques to predict the future. In essence, they used astronomy to predict the affairs of men, whether in personal or professional matters. This prospective glance in Sanskrit is known…