Archive for: February 2015

A Nation So Young

From political campaigns to research publications, each and every one cites India’s demographic dividend as a potentially massive catapult in our aim of economic transformation.

India has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected that, in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years, compared to 37 for China and 48 for Japan; and, by 2030, India’s dependency ratio should be just over 0.4. Continue Reading..


Ziauddin Sherkar
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Budget 2015-2016: Full text of speech by Arun Jaitley

 Budget  2015-2016

 Speech  of

Arun Jaitley

Minister of Finance

 February 28,  2015

 

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The advance to Khorasan: ISIS and its conquest of South Asia

The Islamic State comes into the news every now and then, mostly for some brutal act it commits on people in the territory they now control. The campaign against the ISIS while not very aggressive, seems to be bearing fruit with Iraqi and Kurdish forces managing to regain territory from ISIS. We see a similar number of reports where the ISIS has taken new ground, which is rather sobering.

What is more sobering, however, is the news that the ISIS is branching out in a lot of other places than the current areas they hold. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya seem to have new problems with ISIS. A statement released by the spokesperson for ISIS had declared the ISIS expansion into Khorasan (an area consisting of Afghanistan, Iran and parts of Central Asia) Continue Reading..


Ashwath Komath
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Ashwath Komath