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microfinance

The story of microfinance in India

‘Microfinancing’ was introduced in India in the 1980s as a solution to poverty and to empower women. Despite its strong potential, the microfinance sector faces challenges related to accessibility in...

Personal Data Security

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill: High on consumer protectionism and surveillance?

Highlights of India’s Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019 and its compliance requirements, from an industry specialist. India is home to 1.3 billion active online platform users, the second largest...

Chris Wright, the chairman of Faradion, with the sodium-ion electric car battery developed by the company. Photograph Adrian Sherratt

The Future of Clean Transportation: Sodium-ion Batteries

The lithium-ion battery is the highest energy density battery technology currently in existence commercially. It is no surprise that for electric vehicle (eV) applications, it is the go-to battery around...

Raghuram Rajan at Bridge India Breakfast Briefing

PRESS RELEASE: Bridge India hosts exclusive Breakfast Briefing with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

LONDON, 24 October: London-based non-profit think tank Bridge India hosted an exclusive Breakfast Briefing with Dr Raghuram Rajan, economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, this morning,...

Are electric vehicles about to take off in India?

In partnership with: India turns to electric vehicles despite lacking both technology and minerals to produce them, risking the spectre of Chinese domination in the process. In April, Reuters reported that automakers...

India Elections 2019

Elections Through the Looking-Glass

After a few years basking in the limelight for their ostensible investor-friendly dispensation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seem to be losing their glitz and...

Educate the men and empower the women: view from the West

‘We are on the eve of general elections in India and these elections will absorb attention.  But the elections will soon be over- and then? The coming year is likely...

Cauvery

Cauvery water dispute: Economic, Social or Political?

“Water is our common present and future, it is the invaluable heritage of our children” In 2006, reinforcing the urgent need of judicious water usage, President of Mexico, Vincent Fox...

Washington

A Restrained Foreign Policy is Becoming More Popular in Washington

Donald Trump’s pull out of Syria, the Senate’s recent vote to end American support for the Saudi War in Yemen, and Tulsi Gabbard’s announcement that she may run for President...

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi