The British still rule over India. They totally messed up Indians’ minds.

To understand India I will perhaps need help from a highly trained psychiatrist. Else I can't possibly explain the irrational responses from otherwise well educated Indians. Whatever physical damage British rule caused India, it pales into insignificance compared to the mental damage caused. India is defended by nuclear weapons. It has a huge and rapidly […]

The taxpayer will not subsidise. The consumer will pay only if happy. So what’s the problem with FDI?

It is truly depressing. I'm getting this strong urge to shut down my efforts and simply turn away from India. The stupid India government does ONE good thing in years, and there are MILLIONS of Indians crying "foul"! FDI is not even 100 per cent. Just 51 per cent. And yet there are people debating […]

India begins its next reform journey. Now for governance, training and regulatory reform.

I'm delighted to hear that FDI in retail, airlines and broadcast has been opened up by India. Very delayed, but never too late. Now it also the time for key governance reforms. a) Electoral reforms. Three simple reforms. b) Training reforms. Open up the VET sector (and partially subsidise) to foreign investment c) Regulation-making reforms: […]

Sabhlokniti = Chanakyaniti + a little more liberty => FTI policy (?)

I find myself agreeing with many things Chanakya wrote (if these are taken broadly, not precisely: e.g. when he says that Ministers must be paid 800 times more than the lowest government functionary, I'm considering the broad recommendation to pay Ministers well, not the precise figure of 800). Policies on which I agree with Chanakya […]