For long mocked for its 'Hindu rate of growth' of 2.5%, the Indian economy is beginning to accelerate. Critics carp at the slow pace of reforms, but maybe the Indian model of hastening-slowly is paying off: impact of change and benefits are wide-spread if not yet, deep.
Inside China's anti-poverty success
Here are some notes, meant to moderate the widepread, uncritical admiration for China's success in reducing its poverty levels.[Jun,2004]
The new Indian rope-trick
In the decade since it opened its economy, India has survived early shocks and has now assimilated with elan the tricks of making good profits in world markets.[Oct,2003]
After micro credit, it's micro capital,now
Aavishkaar is a pioneer attempt by India's overseas professionals to bring venture capitalism to socially, environmentally relevant small businesses.[May,2003]
Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martin's view of global poverty numbers breathes hope for India too
Sala-i-Martin's approach is to 'unbundle' countries to release the people within - and then let them tell their own story.[Sep,2002]
The McKinsey study should not be dismissed as ball gazing: it is sound analysis.
"Don't yearn for investment dollars but look within and iron out the wrinkles to achieve 10% growth," says the venerable firm McKinsey [Nov,2001]
Michael Porter and Jeffrey Sachs believe India will pip China in the long run.
Global Competitiveness Report 2000 prepared for the World Economic Forum presents unsuspected insights in India's favour. [Jul,2001]
A quiet digital revolution is sweeping rural India
The digital divide is relentlessly being bridged. [Jun,2001]
Winning the war against poverty
India's percentage of poor people is now 26 and falling [Mar,2001]
Indian Administrative Services' management skills go on display
Organising an event as big as the Maha Kumbha Mela would have fazed most countries[Mar,2001]
The population mix: reading the good news!
Even though, India's population is high, the large proportion of young in it, portends good times.[Sep,2000]
Report forecasts visible prosperity by 2007!
The NCAER , respected as a sober analyst, indicates near-term wide-spread prosperity for India![Jul,2000]