The driving force behind informal sector growth in India

The driving force behind informal sector growth in India

Over the past few years, the growth of the formal industrial sector has driven the growth of informal enterprises
Why reforming the FCI is such a difficult task

Why reforming the FCI is such a difficult task

The govt must adopt a more pragmatic approach to its policy of foodgrain management
India must adopt pro-market policies

India must adopt pro-market policies

Being pro-business or pro-poor favours one group at the expense of others
The futility of not talking to Pakistan

The futility of not talking to Pakistan

Modi has erred greatly by cancelling talks instead of pursuing an enlightened internal Kashmir policy
Bridging the savings gap

Bridging the savings gap

Considerable gaps exist between human intention and action, and decisions around savings are no different

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Google can boast of a breathtaking run of successes since it first sold shares to the public 10 years ago this week. What began as a search engine has since moved ahead with ventures that have disrupted several traditional industries. And there are new bets such as Google Glass and cars without drivers.
Google is one of the technology companies that emerged out of the ruins of the dotcom collapse at the turn of the century. Since then, it has joined others such as Apple, Facebook and Amazon in transforming millions of digital lives across the world.
The Schumpeterian creative destruction that allowed these firms to emerge will also test them some day. There are two big concerns. One, will they be able to innovative continuously so as to see off nextgen challengers? Two, will the dominance that comes thanks to network effects make these firms too big for the good of the world?
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