April/May 2016

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Getting up-to-speed with the Infrastructure Czar of India

2020-03-12T14:12:14+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

Nitin Gadkari is arguably one of the most target-oriented ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet and his achievements speak for themselves. Turning around a country’s creaking infrastructure was not an envious task to take on and he has simply let his actions do all the talking. One of the success stories of the Narendra Modi government in India has been in its promotion of physical connectivity. Two ministers have been central to this endeavour: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nitin [...]

We are in a golden era of Indian start-ups

2018-12-04T10:33:04+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Vani Kola is the managing director of Kalaari Capital, an early stage venture capital (VC) firm based in Bangalore. She is seen as a visionary investor with an uncanny ability to identify emerging markets. At Kalaari, her aim is to nurture entrepreneurs with the conviction that Indian companies are poised to become global players. With a 22-year Silicon Valley experience behind her, Vani now works with first-time entrepreneurs to build strong global companies within the context of Start-up India. Her [...]

Swachh Bharat: Coca-cola’s mission to create a ripple effect of change

2018-12-04T10:33:29+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

Coca-Cola is one of the world’s best-known beverages giant. Here one of its senior executives reveals how the multinational is embracing the Clean India mission as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). There are some startling statistics that should disturb all of us; a United Nations report highlights that India accounts for 90 per cent of South Asians and 59 per cent of the global population that practices open defecation. These numbers, by themselves, make the government’s Swachh Bharat [...]

India’s infrastructure on a slow, yet steady road

2020-03-12T08:13:44+00:00April 27th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Policy/Infrastructure, Year|

India needs $1 trillion in investments over the next five years to upgrade its creaking infrastructure to global standards but a combination of unfavourable market conditions, weak commodity prices, inability of Indian banks to lend large sums of money, poor raw material linkages and lack of urgency at the level of state governments have conspired to make the task even more difficult than it otherwise would have been. The “directional framework” released by government think tank Niti Aayog last year [...]