from Expert Zone:

Kalam saw India as a knowledge superpower – Narendra Modi

July 28, 2015

(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised former President Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, remembering the example set by the childhood newspaper vendor who rose to prominence as driver of India’s nuclear weapon and missile programme before becoming president in 2002. Modi writes about Kalam’s commitment to “freedom, development and strength.” The full opinion piece follows here.)

from India Insight:

Alarm bells in Bollywood as ‘Bahubali’, Hollywood films reap box-office gold

July 28, 2015

A dubbed fantasy epic that charmed millions of Hindi-speaking moviegoers this month has startled the Indian film industry, with box-office analysts viewing the movie’s record-breaking run as a wake-up call for Bollywood.

from India Insight:

Full-service airlines have room for growth in India – Vistara CFO

July 20, 2015

India’s aviation sector is dominated by low-cost carriers such as IndiGo and SpiceJet but Niyant Maru, chief financial officer of India’s newest airline Vistara, says there is room for growth in the full-service carrier segment as increasing prosperity leads to demand for quality in-flight services.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Better safe than sorry

July 19, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

SoftBank’s solar ambitions fly close to the Son

June 23, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from India Insight:

Transgenders search for identity and a bank account in India

June 22, 2015

When Balasubramaniam went to the bank to open a savings account, she had to say she was a man.

from Expert Zone:

China pushes 21st century Silk Road, bets on Modi to sign up

June 19, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

from MacroScope:

India’s central bank nearing policy crossroads

June 11, 2015

Traffic moves at busy intersection in New DelhiThe Reserve Bank of India is facing a fork in the road for the first time since Governor Raghuram Rajan took office amid much fanfare and started targeting inflation as the central bank's primary mandate.

from Breakingviews:

India GDP growth is one-third statistical illusion

June 5, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from India Insight:

IMD monsoon forecast overweighing El Nino – Skymet CEO

June 3, 2015

People run to take shelter during a heavy monsoon shower in New Delhi August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/FilesIndia has cut this year's monsoon forecast to 88 percent of the long-term average, prompted by the El Nino climate phenomenon and raising fears of the country’s first drought in six years. This makes India’s agriculture sector vulnerable with nearly half of farmland lacking irrigation.