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Blind Balancing Act

2019-04-19T10:35:14+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Britain requires decisive collective leadership, of the style it has been known for, to clinch any kind of resolution to the blind balancing act that is Brexit, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. With yet another Brextention and a new October 31 Halloween target for Brexit, the biggest loser in the match of wills on all sides has got to be Britain’s reputation. A country renowned for its sense of justice and fair play has failed to live [...]

Can digital technologies contribute to gender equality?

2019-04-23T07:03:17+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

A digital economy expert outlines the various factors contributing to gender inequality in South Asian countries and methods to alleviate the gap. The ubiquitous deployment of digital technologies is undoubtedly bringing tremendous efficiency and productivity gains across various domains of political, social, and economic life. But technologies are rarely neutral - they reflect existing socio-economic values and priorities, and their effects are likely to transform social relations, in ways that are both visible and invisible. Can the deployment of digital [...]

America First hurts India

2019-04-18T12:08:02+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

In pursuit of its America First policy, the Donald Trump administration is turning the trade screws on India. Just when it looked like India and the US had buried their historical differences and overcome decades of mutual distrust, their bilateral trade relationship, arguably the bedrock on which the rest of the geo-strategic edifice rests, is developing large cracks. First came the much tighter norms for issuing H1B visas, the main entry pass used by Indian IT companies to relocate IT [...]

Why Start-up in Maharashtra?

2019-04-23T07:08:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

An Indian politician lists down the advantages nascent firms can gain by choosing Maharashtra as the ideal market for their ventures. “Come, Make in India, we will say to the world, from electrical to electronics,” Hon Prime Minister Modi said in his maiden Independence Day speech as prime minister, pledging to set up what is unarguably the most ambitious efforts towards achieving a manufacturing powerhouse status for India. However, what began with that ambitious declaration by the Prime Minister is [...]

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 [...]