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Archive for March, 2009

IPL Rescheduling & Signals To Investors

Friday, March 27th, 2009

After 26/11, Jack Welch pointed out that the attacks posed a question for India in terms of its ability to manage itself. China, although under authoritarian rule, had managed to pull off the Beijing Olympics, and assured safety for investors. India faced that question, post 26/11. Now, with the cancellation of the IPL tournament in [...]

Deregulation In India During These Tough Times

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

IEB reader Suresh Dalai sends us this thoughtful guest post As with most other places in the world, India is facing a significant economic slowdown that is aggravating an already serious liquidity crisis. The government is finding it increasingly difficult to implement additional fiscal or monetary measures, and as a result, has tried to bring [...]

How Does Policy Translate Into Implementation?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Ila Patnaik and Lant Pritchett discuss the problems facing Indian policy makers

Indicorps Fellowships: Live Simply, And Fully

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Indicorps, an NGO started by siblings Sonal, Roopal and Anand Shah, is a great way for anyone that wants to learn about the changes occurring in India, and even more, be a part of these changes. Their Grassroots Development Fellowship is open for applications — online application link The deadline is March 15, 2009 (sorry [...]

Weekend Reading: 28 Feb, 2009

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The Hidden Flaws In China And India Schools: Jay Mathews in the Washington Post says that “India and China, despite their economic successes, have public education systems that are, in many ways, a sham.” India: Toward High-End Outsourcing: Vivek Wadhwa in Business Week claims that “companies on the Subcontinent (are taking) the outsourcing industry to [...]

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