Articles

November 23, 2015

Ambitious Government, Aiming for Realising Idle Gold

With the motto of realizing the idle gold reserves for productive purposes the Government of India recently adopted three gold schemes. It is estimated that there is 20000 tons of gold (to some experts, 22000 tons worth USD$ 800 billion […]
November 12, 2015

Foreign Debt of India Inc and Currency Risk

The latest RBI data shows that external commercial borrowings from March 2014 to March 2015 increased by 32 per cent to $ 181.9 billion. It has jumped by 21 per cent over 2013-14. This is 38 per cent of India’s […]
November 3, 2015

Shadow Banking: Lessons from International Experience

Shadow banking has grown even more rapidly than the official banking sector in the international world Since the 1980s. It grew in size dramatically after the year 2000 and plays an increasingly critical role in lending businesses through credit intermediation. […]
October 29, 2015

The Dragon wants clear skies – Chinese Climate Resolve

Air pollution is vitiating the skies of Beijing like never before, prompting questions about the viability of coal-fired economic development. This air-borne pollution and its particulate matter (aerosols) have dire consequences for climatic and weather patterns across the world. Studies […]
October 10, 2015

Towards a path of achievable INDCs

The planet is warming up, and over 20 warmest years have been recorded since the 1980s. Unsurprisingly July 2015 was the warmest globally in the last 136 years. It was a grim reminder of how climate change is becoming a […]
October 10, 2015

Will the Indian real estate market bubble burst?

  The real estate prices in Indian Metros have soared in several cities in India; some cities have witnessed a ten-fold increase in property prices over the past decade. The period of great moderation in the western world combined with […]
October 10, 2015

Private universities: A healing agent to the forever sickest kid of the Government, ‘the Higher Education Sector’

By Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* Even with its claim of 100% of literacy, the quality of higher education in the state is always under scrutiny. The Universities in the state are often characterised by their out modelled courses, outdated syllabus […]
October 2, 2015

Should Common Man worry of India’s low inflation!

India has been passing through a low inflationary regime for the past nine months. Still the RBI Governor mentions about the inflationary concern and hence an eligible rate cut was denied to the society. Common people agree with the Governor […]
October 1, 2015

Capitalization of Public Sector Banks based on their Efficiency-An Evaluation

As a part of the Indhradhanush plan for revamping the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in August this year, announced the decision to infuse capital selectively into PSBs. The scheme is based on two efficiency […]
September 23, 2015

How Climate Change is secretly disrupting Ghana’s city life?

By Roshni Rajiv* The city of Accra came to a standstill due to the magnitude of monsoon floods earlier this year. The city stood perplexed to a staggering toll of loss of over 200 human lives, irreparable damage to public […]
September 22, 2015

Japan: A Pacifist Embrace of  Militarism- Or was it the other way round?

Collective Security dictum of “all for one and one for all” rationale for global peacekeeping missions will now be applicable to Japan. The significant changes in the pacifist constitution of Japan to make its defence forces more upbeat recently witnessed […]
September 21, 2015

The over hyped Fed interest hike!!

The much hyped Fed interest rate hike didn’t materialise. It all began in 2008, when Fed (Federal Reserve System) slashed the interest rate to zero and it even switched to quantitative easing programme to make credit availability cheaper for reviving […]
September 18, 2015

How will India set its sails through the muddy waters of Enrica Lexie case

  By Harisankar K S* More than two years ago, this author had an opportunity to reflect on the two significant legal issues of coastal state jurisdiction and sovereign functional immunity surrounding the Enrica Lexie incident, at European Journal of International […]
September 11, 2015

Segregating Politics from Education sector: The need of the hour

Most of the times educational institutions in India are in news not for their academic achievements but for the controversies surrounding them.  In the recent times, three news stories related to the academic institutions that received more attention from the […]
September 1, 2015

Payment Banks: A Case of ‘Banks For The Unbanked’

On August 19, 2015 Reserve Bank of India granted licenses for payment banks to 11 firms including Department of Posts. Aditya Birla Nuvo, Vodafone, Reliance industries, Airtel, Fino Paytech, Cholamandalam Distribution Services Ltd, NSDL, Vijaya Shekar Sharma (Paytm), Dilip Shanghvi […]