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India Can’t Regulate Bitcoin Says Official

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on India Can’t Regulate Bitcoin Says Official
Regulation Indian authorities have been struggling to grasp the crypto phenomenon for quite some time now – years, to be more precise. The inability to fully understand it and put it under control has resulted in a state of semi-denial: “it’s illegal”, officials repeat tirelessly, but also keep trying to tax it. It doesn’t help Read More

Rising affluence and lower rents in small-town India will fuel the next retail boom

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Rising affluence and lower rents in small-town India will fuel the next retail boom
India’s retail revolution is gaining momentum in the country’s smaller cities. After years of opening stores in large cities and paying hefty rents, brands and mall developers are increasingly investing more in smaller cities, as lower rentals, experiments with new leasing formats, and aspirational shoppers drive growth in these markets, according to a report (pdf) Read More

For their own safety, Indian women are choosing to go to worse colleges than men

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on For their own safety, Indian women are choosing to go to worse colleges than men
The economist Girija Borker’s brilliant new research (pdf) uncovers one of the unseen ways sexual harassment changes lives and the economy. Her study begins with a simple question: Why are women in New Delhi, India’s capital city, choosing to go to worse colleges than men, despite the fact that they score higher than them on Read More

The history of how Delhi’s air pollution got so toxic

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The history of how Delhi’s air pollution got so toxic
It was April 1999 and I was at my first press conference. It had been organised to tell the world that we had received a legal notice from Tata Motors for a whopping Rs100 crore. This was over an article that my late colleague Anil Agarwal and I had written, talking about toxins emitted by Read More

Ivanka Trump heads to India amid criticism and disappearing beggars

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Ivanka Trump is set to arrive in Hyderabad, India, on Nov. 28 for what is possibly her most significant appearance on the global stage since her father, Donald Trump, moved into the White House. During the three-day trip, Trump, officially a senior advisor to the US president, will be part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Read More

Indians bribe their way through driving tests and then wonder about road deaths

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Indians bribe their way through driving tests and then wonder about road deaths
Driving in India follows a set of unwritten rules, which of course are at odds with the actual rules. Many may even confuse the right of way as a constitutional right, judging by the anarchy one witnesses on the streets. As it turns out, in a prevailing culture of corruption, individuals find it easier to Read More

Delhi’s deadly smog: Is it time to move India’s national capital elsewhere?

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Delhi’s deadly smog: Is it time to move India’s national capital elsewhere?
Delhi has a pollution emergency on its hands. For the past week, the capital’s been choked by smog—the result of the burning of crop stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, as well as vehicular emissions and industrial pollution. Its air is more toxic than that in most other parts of the world. Read More

Moody’s ratings and Modi’s expectations are finally on the same page

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Moody’s ratings and Modi’s expectations are finally on the same page
The Narendra Modi government has just received a pat on the back from a heavyweight—credit rating agency Moody’s. Moody’s has upgraded India’s ratings after a gap of 13 years in a report released on Nov. 16. The country’s sovereign rating has now moved a notch above Baa3, the lowest investment grade and just a level Read More

The deadly smog over New Delhi is a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with India

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The deadly smog over New Delhi is a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with India
It is shocking but not surprising: for the last few years, smog over large swathes of north India herald the winter. Everybody knows it will happen. We know that come November, the air quality index will shoot through the charts. And the failure to prevent this massive public health emergency, year after year, is a Read More

India Drug “Cartel” Uses Bitcoins, Two Arrested: A Closer Look at Mainstream Media Libel

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on India Drug “Cartel” Uses Bitcoins, Two Arrested: A Closer Look at Mainstream Media Libel
Reviews This week, Delhi Police accused two people of operating a drug ring, according to the Daily Mail India edition. Using the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, police were able to purchase 3,635 USD worth of illegal drugs on the dark web. It is claimed such an incident is “probably the first case in India.” Read More