articles by K Yatish Rajawat

India

India@75: How Modi government is finally shaking off the white man’s yoke on governance

In the last few years, systems in India are learning to think for themselves and that is true independence of thought

India

Zomato to Swiggy: In internet’s winner takes all model, innovation and growth take backseat

Sooner or later Zomato and Swiggy, the only ones left in the food aggregation business, will consider a merger. Because, they have a common shareholder, SoftBank

India

Russia's exclusion from SWIFT could have far-ranging consequences; India needs to offer world better alternative

As a diplomacy tool, GPI will help several developing countries to integrate with the global economy. This will enable their importers and exporters to trade at a cheaper transaction cost

Business

Crypto assests are being taxed at 30%, but like cocaine they are not legal yet

Now that the government has decided to tax these tokens, founders of the so-called crypto exchanges are again going to the market, falsely claiming their tokens have been recognised, legitimised

India

India's NEP is a voluminous document but it needs lateral hires in Ministries of Education and Skill to succeed in reality

NEP’s implementation has been slowed by an administrative leadership that is comfortable with the status quo and does not want its gravy train to stop

Business

How going digital and branchless is the structural reform Indian banking needs

The entry of digital banks will lead to expansion of the credit market and credit-starved segments will get access at a right rate

Politics

Lok Sabha polls: 'Modi wave' continues to be a reality; absence of PM face hurts Opposition's chances

Several political experts presently argue that there is no 'Modi wave' in the ongoing election.

Business

Organic fertilisers key to higher productivity, but weaning farmers from 'right chemicals' an issue

If the government starts using its subsidy to make chemical fertilisers companies build distributed model for manufacturing and distributing organic fertiliser, the country will benefit

Business

Ola, Uber don't have business models, simply out to destroy public transport ecosystem

By persistent lobbying they have admitted that all that keeps them running is dollops of cheap capital on a regular basis

Business

Higher education has collapsed in India, we just don’t know it yet

If India does not look at the collapse of its higher education closely not only will we be leading to a new brain drain but a collapse of aspirations.

Business

India @70: Can we now have at least a 15-year vision for economy?

The services jobs that fintech and other startups will create are not because of any specific government programs.

Business

This is why it's high time govt scrapped archaic system of Pay Commissions

It's time to look at this archaic system of appointing a commission which does nothing more than appeasing all its constituents except the citizens of the country.

India

Swacch Bharat Abhiyan after a year: Four ways the govt can make it really work

The Swacch Bharat initiative needs to evolve substantially as it cannot just continue as it is.

Business

UPA was wary of Silicon Valley VCs; will PM Modi be able to crack the code?

Modi has to be aware that he would be addressing the smartest, most ambitious and educated lot of Indians. If he is able to convince them about India, it might be a bigger win than anywhere else

India

Veterans' agitation over OROP is back: Here's one viable solution to the issue

After the disappointment on the announcement to One Rank One Pension, the defence service veterans are returning to the agitation. While most newspapers blacked out the rally that they had organised last Sunday, the angst is rising.

Politics

Disinterested babudom: Here's why PM Modi's grand intiatives are failing

When the NDA government took over, it did not transfer/ change key bureaucrats as it did not want to create a fear psychosis

Business

Watch out Flipkart and Amazon! E-commerce is set for next round of disruption

While e-commerce companies are discovering their mobile apps, the new players will move to mobile social media platform to launch their services

Business

Swachch Bharat in limbo: Religious leaders come together to revive PM's pet scheme

India needs toilets that do not use water, are designed with open roofs and are standardised so that they are cheaper

India

Social media and Yakub Memon’s funeral: Sure, it’s a mobocracy out there

People are consuming news more through recommendation of their friends rather than going to a news site and as a result, the website of a newspaper is going to lose its prominence going forward.