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India’s young women are probably its greatest resource for the future

2019-04-18T12:30:06+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

The chair of the Oxford India Centre’s Advisory Board and former Secretary of state of Health and Chair of the UK India Business Council explains why she thinks the new generation of Indian women will help their country and its people to fulfil their extraordinary potential. I was in Cambridge when I first fell in love with the idea of India. I’d arrived from Australia, at the age of 19, to study English Literature - and discovered that my tutor [...]

10 reasons why the UK should care about Indian elections

2019-04-18T11:32:15+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

As the world’s biggest celebration of democracy gets underway with the seven-phased Indian General Election, here is a wide-angle view on why a Brexit-weary Britain would be wise to keep a close eye on the ballot box outcome. On April 11, Indians began voting in what has been categorised as one of India’s most important elections in a generation. This in no way undermines any of the other major democratic events that have taken place in the country in the [...]

The evolving female niche in the Indian start-up

2019-04-18T12:41:06+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

An Indian industry expert sheds light on the significance of female leadership and presents some noteworthy milestones. The Indian Start-up Ecosystem has been one of the fastest growing ecosystems globally. So, does the world’s fastest growing start-up ecosystem have a place for female entrepreneurs? This month’s column tries to find an answer to this very interesting question. A study by the Harvard Business Review reported that women are rated higher than men when it comes to leadership competencies — with [...]

The UK and India’s bright future beyond Brexit

2019-04-18T12:17:14+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

AI, blockchain, cybersecurity, life sciences and creative industries offer great opportunities for Indian companies in the UK, notes CBI’s India head. The ties that bind the UK and India today go beyond the usual rhetoric of shared history, common language and diaspora. It is a relationship that has stood the test of time and is now one of two equal partners standing alongside each other. With over 800 Indian companies in the UK employing nearly 110,000 people and generating revenues [...]

Edinburgh – a historic university with a focus on the future

2019-04-18T12:17:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

The South Asia head of the University of Edinburgh takes us through several initiatives and collaborations that are strengthening the India-Scotland connect. The University of Edinburgh is one of the six ancient universities in the UK, established in 1583; which has welcomed Indian students for more than 140 years and is today home to just under 400 students from the sub-continent. In the QS World Rankings 2019, Edinburgh ranked 18th in the world and has over 37,000 students. The global [...]

Diversity is the key to innovation

2019-04-18T12:19:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Anarghya Vardhana is a Partner at Maveron, a consumer-only venture capital firm. In this interview, the young executive shares some insight into her remarkable professional journey, the role her Indian heritage has played in the same as well as pointers for budding entrepreneurs. Does Maveron's direct-to-consumer model offer a template for venture capitalists eyeing tech investments? We believe that there will be a number of billion-dollar direct to consumer companies created every year. Our definition of consumer is broad, it’s [...]

Making the Most of Tourism and Our Cultural Ties

2019-04-18T12:19:57+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, outlines how improved tourism could shape the age-old relationship between India and the UK. Backdrop The year 2016 was unprecedented for the world economy. This was more so for the UK, as it marked the beginning of its exit from European Union following a historic referendum. The UK’s desire to ‘look beyond’ Europe has accelerated its efforts to strengthen economic relations with its other major partners. In [...]

Ayushman Bharat endeavours to make quality healthcare accessible to all

2019-04-18T12:00:54+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Dr Preetha Reddy is the Vice Chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Group. In this interview with India Global Business, she discussed the Ayushman Bharat initiative, Apollo-UK tie-ups and the hurdles faced in the Indian healthcare sector. How has India's healthcare landscape changed over the past few years? The Indian healthcare landscape has evolved over the last few years, moving towards greater patient-centricity and resultant improvement in our national health indicators. However, while we have achieved success in reducing Maternal & [...]

Opportunities to build closer ties lie within the diaspora communities

2019-04-23T07:03:07+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

A British politician discusses the role the House of Lords can play in building closer India-UK ties amidst the ongoing Brexit uncertainties. As elections take place in India and the United Kingdom looks to exit the European Union, it is good time to reflect on how far we have come in relationships that bound us in the past but also shaped our futures. What are the commonalities that we share today and how as UK, the oldest democracy, and India [...]

How Corporate India contributes to women’s economic empowerment – through CSR and business practices

2019-04-19T09:25:20+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Samhita’s recent report, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), highlights initiatives by corporates for women's economic empowerment. India is one of the first countries in the world to formalise the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in nation building through Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013, which mandates eligible companies to spend 2 per cent of their net profits on social development. Schedule VII of the Act defines ‘promoting gender equality and empowering women’ as a key cause [...]