India up 30 spots to 100 in World Bank’s Business Rankings: Is it enough?

India now ranks 100 out of 190 countries in the world in terms of ease of doing business, according to the latest report released by the World Bank. This is an improvement of exactly 30 spots over the previous year’s ranking. It is a big jump, no doubt. The previous WB Group’s Doing Business report had placed India... Continue Reading →


Mental health stigma: End it right away

By Muqbil Ahmar Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone recently opened up about being depressed. Other actors such as Pratyusha Banerjee or Jiah Khan committed suicide. Mental health disorders are common these days. In fact, Deepika Padukone has gone ahead and founded an NGO called Live Laugh Love in order to fight depression. According to a study in the United Kingdom, 85 per cent of UK workers... Continue Reading →

Big Data Analytics bringing disruption in sports & athletics: Digital transformation

Several new-age digital transformation technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics are making a substantial impact on industries and human activities across the world ranging from healthcare to oil and gas to education, even the world of sports. Modern disruptive innovations are being put to widespread and diverse use. Ace India's shuttler PV Sindhu was almost within striking distance of a historic BWF World Championships 2017; however, she lost... Continue Reading →

Infosys Debacle: Lessons in corporate leadership from India’s technology giant

There is a feeling of déjà vu. Last year, Cyrus Mistry resigned and there was a public mud-slinging between him and Ratan Tata, the previous CEO. Allegations and counter allegations have resulted in litigation in various courts. Finally, N Chandrasekharan of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been roped in. The latest corporate saga is the resignation of Vishal Sikka, MD and CEO, Infosys.... Continue Reading →

Does India need a 2nd Green Revolution? Freedom from hunger

Till the 70s, India imported food and depended on foreign donors. Famines were common. Lack of development and modern technology, faulty food distribution, and other factors led to a big chunk of population going hungry and unable to feed. Malnutrition and starvation were the biggest problems facing the country. Food grains had to be imported as traditional agricultural practices, with low... Continue Reading →

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