Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are key

  Certainly, India is on a growing path. However, our economy still struggles to generate enough employment to match the eligible population. One reason is because the economic and financial institutions are not able to provide support the small and micro enterprises (SME). It seems banks are able to support only 4% of this small…

When oil price falls

Currently the oil price is around $80 per barrel. In the past, whenever there is a fall in crude oil prices, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) led by Saudi Arabia used to cut production to ensure that supply fell and the respective prices were maintained. This time it did not happen. For some reason…

So it’s happening: E-Commerce / E-tail / Online retailing

Probably, you might have seen couple of headlines in the yesterdays and todays newspapers on the conflict between the views of traditional retail companies and that of online retail companies. Arguments: Traditional retail companies’ claim: The ‘predatory pricing’ followed by e-retailers like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal hurts the traditional brick and mortar retailers. The discounts provided…

Boosting solar usage in India

Today one of the TV programs was highlighting the importance of Solar Power in India. Meerwada, a small village in Madhya Pradesh is one of first villages to completely operate with Solar Power for their household activities. The power is round the clock. This is a motivating factor to rest of India to use solar…

How far Bullet Train is feasible in India

Though, the high-speed train proposition has been initiated by Mr. Lalu Prasad in 2008, the then Railway minister, it seems that current government looks anxious in completing the project. Lalu has proposed Mumbai Ahmedabad as one of the high-speed rail corridor with 160-200KMPH. But Modi’s govt is making it a full speed corridor with the…

RBI vs Government!!

The decision by Rajan, not to alter the repo rates has been a good sign not only from economic perspective, but also from the political understanding between the RBI and the government. Image is taken from financialexpress website Rajan was always keen in controlling the inflation from the time he has been the RBI Governor…