India Investment Journal July Edition

///India Investment Journal July Edition

The Emergence of the “Supercrat”

2018-12-31T13:21:16+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

India’s Revenue Secretary, Dr Hasmukh Adhia, embodies the spirit of a new-age bureaucracy, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, independent India’s first Home Minister, famously dubbed the bureaucracy as the “Steel frame of India’. It was, and is, India’s multi-layered bureaucracy that keeps the wheels of the vast nation in motion. But over time, the edges of the steel frame have rusted and parts of the core have become weak. Result: India’s governance structure has become lax [...]

Finding a voice for a New India

2018-12-31T13:21:46+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Last word, Year|

There is a need to energise Doordarshan (DD) to become the voice of a new India, writes India Inc. founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. India’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry is, arguably, the most anachronistic symbol of a bygone age in Indian politics, administration and society. A country that justifiably prides itself on being the world’s largest democracy has no business having a government department and a bloated bureaucracy that regulates and supervises the dissemination of information to its citizens and [...]

FACT SHEET:An Expat’s Guide to Nagpur

2020-03-12T14:23:45+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, State Focus/Maharashtra, Year|

Nagpur is often referred to as the 'Orange city' of India because of the juiciest varieties of the fruit found in its orchards. It is the winter capital and the third largest city of Maharashtra, after Mumbai and Pune. Nagpur is also referred to as the second capital of the state, as many of the government offices are based in the city. Among the greenest cities of India, Nagpur’s parks and wildlife sanctuaries help create its scenic landscape. The easy [...]

Time for Maharashtra to shine… again

2018-12-31T13:25:23+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, State Focus/Maharashtra, Year|

Once the darling of investors, Maharashtra seemed to have lost its way in the middle but is now charging forward again. In mid 2015 when a delegation from Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn was scouting for a suitable destination for investments in India and South East Asia, the western state of Maharashtra was not even in their initial list of considerations. States such as Gujarat that has a reputation as being most friendly for business, Karnataka that has an established Information [...]

New age bureaucrat

2020-03-16T09:38:52+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, The Big Story, Year|

Hasmukh Haridas Adhia, as India’s Revenue Secretary, is the unseen Goods and Services Tax (GST) super-hero. He is a bureaucrat with a PhD in yoga; he is happy juggling with numbers when he is not writing books on management; and he has also taken it upon himself to explain the intricacies of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the ordinary Indian. Meet Hasmukh Haridas Adhia, senior IAS officer from the Gujarat cadre, India’s Revenue Secretary and a battle-hardened mandarin [...]

A world beyond the grid is becoming a reality in India

2018-12-31T13:24:54+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Sector Focus/Renewables, Year|

Sunil Misra, as Director-General of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), has an inside track on the country’s renewables challenge. He speaks to ‘India Investment Journal’ on what gives India an edge in this sector and how the 175GW target for renewable electricity generation by 2022 is on course. What are the main factors behind a surge in India's electrical industry sector? India has seen significant and continued growth in its GDP and per capita income. There has [...]

India’s mega renewables challenge

2018-12-31T13:20:52+00:00July 21st, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, Sector Focus/Renewables, Year|

The Indian government’s resolve is to generate 175 GW of electricity from renewable energy by 2022 and increase the share of renewables in India’s energy mix to 40 per cent by 2030. Of the 175 GW, 100 GW will come from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from biomass and 5 GW from small hydrop projects. Here is a broad snapshot of the challenge.

Shadow boxing the dragon

2018-12-31T13:29:16+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal July Edition, India-China, Year|

China’s clumsy attempts to cramp India’s strategic space are holding back its ties with India. The popular mood in India, it will be fair to say, is not very favourable towards China at the moment. A daily barrage of blunt official statements and highly jingoistic media reports from the Middle Kingdom warning India of dire consequences – even war – and reminding Indians of the military humiliation it faced in the 1962 border conflict between the two countries is largely [...]

India’s brand equity is at all-time high

2018-12-31T12:22:12+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

Rana Kapoor, the CEO of Yes Bank, talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through his company’s recent tie-up with Santander UK, the impact of demonetisation and the gains in store for the banking sector with GST. What is the thinking behind the tie-up with Santander UK? The UK-India corridor is a high priority corridor for us. The fact is that India is the fastest growing economy in the world today and quite naturally the opportunities between India and the UK are getting [...]

Financial opportunities beyond Masala Bonds

2018-12-31T12:22:42+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, Guest Columns, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

London Stock Exchange has proved a popular choice for investors keen to participate in the India growth story, writes a keen observer of the trend. Despite macro economic uncertainty, London Stock Exchange Group is showing itself to be the ideal partner to India, as Prime Minister Modi embarks on his ambitious plans to revolutionise the country’s economy and infrastructure. These plans need growth finance and through London, Indian issuers have access to investors from around the world who are eager [...]