/Tag: Politics

Uttarakhand: An important investment destination

2018-10-12T13:48:37+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018|

Proactive policies, stable politics and a clean administration has ensured that the small north Indian state of Uttarakhand has attracted major investments in food processing, automobiles, tourism, IT and other sectors from big names such as HP, Mahindra, Adani and Patanjali. Uttarakhand is better known to the Indian public as a very desirable tourism destination offering a wide variety of options for pilgrims, adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and those seeking wellness and rejuvenation. But in recent times, it [...]

Smriti Irani: The politician weaving her own magic

2018-12-31T12:02:22+00:00September 19th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, Profile, Year|

Feisty, determined and courageous are just some adjectives that define one of India’s most dynamic young ministers. Smriti Zubin Irani has been a model, Miss India contestant, a McDonald’s worker, a top TV actress, India’s favourite small screen daughter-in-law, a multiple award winning actor, feisty politician and the youngest Cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet. And all this before she turned 38. Along the way, she has faced and overcome many hurdles, sparked several controversies and faced two [...]

Can demonetisation deliver votes?

2019-01-02T12:30:40+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, Final Word, India Investment Journal January 2017, Year|

Good economics has given rich political returns over the last decade. Will the trend hold in 2017? In India, conventional wisdom had it, for decades, that good economics makes for bad politics. Some politicians still think caste, religion and populism are more important factors than economic growth. It is probably this line of thinking that has prompted politicians of all hues – from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to Uttar Pradesh chief ministerial aspirant [...]