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Accelerating Growth – India Governance Forum

You may recall the movie called ‘Roti, Kapda aur Makaan’ in the early 1970s, which was a reflection of what was going on at that time – extreme inflation, extreme unemployment, extreme hunger, and extreme poverty. I was reading about the way the current situation is going economically. Somebody wrote that we are possibly heading…

Sameer Kochhar


State of Governance

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March 8, 2022

SKOCH State of Governance Report 2021

SKOCH State of Governance 2021 - Full Report

Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha are #1, #2 and #3 for SKOCH State of Governance 2021.

Andhra Pradesh Tops SKOCH State of Governance 2021

Maintain #1 spot for the second year in a row

West Bengal Ranks #2 in SKOCH State of Governance 2021

West Bengal maintains a spot in the Top 3 for fourth year in a row.

SKOCH State of Governance - Research Methodology

SKOCH State of Governance - Research Methodology

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Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh

India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence.

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  • Legal Framework for Hydrogen Economy

    Hydrogen has enthralled generations of people, along with visionary minds like Jules Verne. Energy security is as important as national security and food security.

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  • Economy & Regulation

    The growth of the digital economy in areas such as finance, education, health and many other sectors has sparked concerns about how these new-age economies will be regulated and governed.

  • Economy & Markets

    The Indian economy has come a long way since the 1991 economic reforms, it has been the fastest-growing major economy in the world for a large part of the previous decade.

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  • Economy & Trade

    The post covid world exists in a different geopolitical context and the ongoing Ukraine crisis has further altered the strategic equilibrium of the global order. India is situated uniquely in the middle of all these developments and the challenges it faces are also unique.

  • Games Indians Play

    The question which arises then is how games of skill can be distinguished from gambling? What are the parameters which constitute a game of skill?

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  • Financial Literacy Must For Defeating Poverty

    Financial literacy is suffering today from the dogma that it is to be imparted only not-for-profit interest or by media. The reality is that the money is being wasted on English business TV channels preaching to the already financially literate. Advertising is disguised as financial literacy right under the regulatory nose. Let us not forget,...

    Sameer Kochhar

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Accelerating Growth – India Governance Forum

You may recall the movie called ‘Roti, Kapda aur Makaan’ in the early 1970s, which was a reflection of what was going on at that time – extreme inflation, extreme unemployment, extreme hunger, and extreme poverty. I was reading about the way the current situation is going economically. Somebody wrote that we are possibly heading…

Sameer Kochhar

Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring

It is felt that the IBC or the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code has been a game-changer in economic legislation. Five years into its introduction, the IBC is a well-oiled apparatus, with a thriving ecosystem comprising about 3500 Insolvency Professionals, three Insolvency Professional Agencies, about 80 Insolvency Professional Entities, one Information Utility, 16 Registered Valuer Organisations, more...

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Aadhaar: How Did We Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water?

The biggest regret expressed by Ram Sewak Sharma in the book ‘The Making of Aadhaar’ is the limitation on the usage of Aadhaar. Peculiarly, I share this regret. Consent-based widespread commercial use of Aadhaar could have been a truly fundamental change. How did even staunch supporters of Aadhaar turn against it? That is a book...

Sameer Kochhar

Five policy actions needed to help MSME fight Corona battle

Five simple policy actions can be of enormous help to MSMEs to tide over the COVID crisis. These can be implemented even during the lockdown.

Gursharan Dhanjal

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Editorial Comment
May 7, 2022

Future of Energy & Arbitration

The debate about Energy and Arbitration in India has been about the shortage of coal and the disputes between energy companies and some state Governments. The disputes arising out of energy law contracts are in stark contrast to the regular contractual disputes.

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April 30, 2022

Crypto Regulation

The discourse around cryptocurrency, particularly in India has been clouded by heavy advertising and promises of getting rich quickly. However, there is a need to center this discussion by highlighting some of the fundamental issues associated with cryptocurrency that have been on the minds of policymakers and civil society for a long time.

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Editorial Comment
March 23, 2022

Economy & Climate Change

The threats emanating from climate change are impacting the world on an unprecedented scale. Erratic weather patterns, Rise in pollution levels and increasing sea levels are only some of the major challenges that climate change has presented in front of us.

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March 9, 2022

MSME & Markets

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) remain the mainstay of the Indian Economy and create jobs across the board throughout the length and breadth of India.

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