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Indian diaspora is the Trump card in the US elections

2020-08-20T06:43:45+00:00July 13th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

More than 50 per cent of the Indian diaspora in key battleground American states are switching over to supporting President Trump, and could well be the deciding factor in the presidential election due in November. Here is a snap analysis of what lies behind this change of heart among the most powerful of US immigrant communities.

Not a simple Left or Right question any more for British Indian voters

2019-12-10T06:52:53+00:00November 28th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 29 November 2019|

The UK General Election on December 12 will determine the course of the country’s history in many ways, not least in the context of its relationship with Europe and the wider world. One group that holds many of the cards, voters with their roots in the Indian sub-continent, can no longer be expected to vote predictably – either for Labour or Conservatives. Highlights: The first ever survey of British Indian Voter intentions ahead of the December General Elections confirmed some traditionally held notions but also helped bust many myths. Nearly 47 per cent British Indians in [...]

Tackling India’s many fault lines

2020-08-20T07:06:46+00:00May 17th, 2019|India Inc News|

In tackling it’s many deep-rooted fault lines, India needs continuity, businesses need consistency, and the world needs stability, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Yesterday, India’s Opposition Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi tweeted what looked like a page from the online ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ and claimed a new word, Modilie – meaning “to constantly modify the truth”, had been added to the English language. It was obviously an attack on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who Gandhi has [...]

10 reasons why the UK should care about Indian elections

2020-03-20T09:40:18+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 [...]

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 [...]

India’s Budget: Fiscal prudence and structural reforms paying off

2019-02-15T14:38:36+00:00February 5th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

The Indian Budget will give confidence to foreign investors that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deep structural reforms and four-and-a-half years of hard graft cleaning up the economy are paying dividends. It will also give a much-needed fillip to demand whilst maintaining the holy grail of fiscal prudence. Balancing fiscal prudence and political populism is an extremely difficult task but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal have successfully walked the tightrope while presenting the Budget in [...]

Indian Budget: Modi and Goyal deliver confident, coherent message

2020-08-20T07:07:47+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Indian Budget will give foreign investors much to cheer and boost Modi’s re-election prospects, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Budget 2019 could, in the final analysis, be the proverbial last-ball six that seals a hard-fought cricket match. In the run-up to the Narendra Modi government’s last Budget before the Lok Sabha elections due in three months, there was much speculation over its fine print, with some analysts predicting a please-all giveaway festival aimed at garnering votes [...]

India’s new affirmative action programme

2020-08-20T07:07:56+00:00January 11th, 2019|India Inc News|

India’s new and much fairer affirmative action programme has unnerved Modi’s opponents, just when they thought they had the wind in their sails, writes India Inc.’s Founder & CEO, Manoj Ladwa. In what is arguably its boldest move to ensure education and prosperity for every Indian, the Narendra Modi government has enacted a law to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people who fall below an income threshold of Rs 800,00 ($11,500) per annum [...]

Only a brave punter will bet against Modi in 2019

2020-08-20T07:10:40+00:00December 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, Yearender- December 2018|

A western foreign diplomat’s rumoured punt against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading his party to victory in 2019 is brave, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. A very senior Western diplomat serving in Delhi is widely rumoured to have placed a wager against a big Indian industrialist that Modi won’t win in 2019. The elections to the five Indian states are done and dusted. In an upset, the ruling BJP lost the three states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh [...]

Can Modi return to power in 2019?

2020-09-21T08:28:41+00:00August 24th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Solid achievements in reviving the economy, addressing farm distress, fighting poverty, fighting corruption and helping India regain its global standing are likely to help Modi and BJP retain power in next year’s Lok Sabha elections. The Lok Sabha elections are still nine months away but India, it seems, is already in election-mode. Rarely a day passes without newspapers and TV channels reporting on moves by the Opposition to form a united bulwark against the BJP-led NDA juggernaut that now rules [...]