India Insight

from Anooja Debnath:

In India, what goes up must keep going up

August 2, 2012

With a faltering economy, political gridlock, high interest rates, delayed monsoons and an epic power outage that has plunged half its 1.2 billion population into darkness, optimism is a sparse commodity in India.

Filling the gap one brick, one hospital bed at a time

August 19, 2010

Two stories this week stand out as examples of how entrepreneurs in India are doing what the government and the private sector have largely failed to do.

Can I lend you some bucks for that swamp? Practising what you preach

By Reuters Staff
September 23, 2008

Greetings from my insanely overvalued Mumbai apartment!

Mumbai’s skyline is seen April 9, 2008After experiencing Japan’s bubble economy through the 80s as a near starving student, I watched how loans based on overinflated property values, led to the slow motion destruction of banks considered to be the bedrock of the Japanese economic miracle.