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The craze for that foreign degree

2018-08-02T10:48:44+00:00June 15th, 2017|2017/2018, June 2017, Sector Focus/Education, Year|

The love for foreign education among upwardly mobile Indians is not new, but with the economy prospering and domestic education not keeping pace with aspirations, it has turned into a near obsession. Every year, more than 250,000 students venture out of India in search of better education in universities in the US, Europe, South East Asia and Australia. These numbers makes India the country with the highest student mobility in tertiary education after China. It should not necessarily come as [...]

Rebooting the start-up economy

2019-01-02T07:27:04+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After the heady rush of initial years, Indian start-ups went through a churn in 2016. A spate of mergers beckons this year, as local firms brace against a global onslaught. He was a 26-year-old young achiever. A dropout from India’s premier tech institute —Bombay IIT. A chief executive officer of a company he himself co-founded with 11 others. A man who became the toast of the nascent start-up ecosystem in India when within two years, five rounds of funding, a [...]

Blended finance is the answer to sustainable development

2018-10-22T12:35:10+00:00May 9th, 2017|2017/2018, INDIA-UK, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

Suma Chakrabarti has been charged with one of Europe’s leading development banks for five years and has spent considerable energy in striking a strong connect with India. Sir Suma tells ‘India Global Business’ how Indian companies can take the lead in re-defining the world’s development agenda. What is your bank’s engagement with India like? The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) already works with a number of Indian companies in our countries of operation and we want to engage [...]

Rajasthan decks up for investors

2020-03-06T13:11:50+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, State Focus: Rajasthan, Year|

India’s largest state has caught the attention of investors of late but has a long way to go. In one of his earliest interactions with the press after the formation of Niti Aayog, India’s premier think tank, two years ago, Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya took exception to Rajasthan being referred to as a “BIMAROU” state. The oft-used acronym means diseased or sick in Hindi and is made up of the Indian states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. [...]

The power of ‘Smart’ networks

2018-12-04T12:01:30+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

How 4G can transform India's economy and improve both governance and the delivery of many essential services across India. In February 2016, Singularity University, an organisation that focuses on the impact of “exponentials”, held their first summit in Asia in Mumbai – in collaboration with Deloitte – to discuss what they felt were key factors or exponentials that would shape societal and business challenges in the coming era. It was a true learning experience to sit through the sessions on [...]