India’s role in the global energy transition is critical for two contrasting reasons. While the country is the 3rd largest contributor to Green House Gas emissions globally, we also have the fourth largest base of renewable power capacity in the world and is the only G20 nation on track to meet the 2◦C Paris commitment
With geopolitical tensions showing no signs of cooling off, crude oil prices could remain on the boil for long. This has dimmed the hope of India’s import bill coming down in the near future, as oil is a big import for us
Cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL), now 15 years old, has been called a winner’s curse given that five years ago Star India paid an unthinkable ₹16,374 crore for its global media rights and barely broke even
Inflation is the unkindest cut of all, for it acts as a regressive tax. It mostly hurts those who have the least to get by. As it also has its set of gainers, it results in reverse redistribution—from the poor to the rich. And since that’s untenable, we must treat it with the urgency it deserves.
India has gained the reputation of a trade talks wrecker, all in the name of food security for the poor. India refuses to accept any constraints on public stockholding of food grains, even as much of the world sees state takeover of cereals and pulses (the two together are dubbed food grains) as trade-distorting