India's Growth Resurgence: Sectoral Issues and Governance Risks, jointly authored by Yerram Raju, M Sitarama Murthy and Subbaiah Singala looks into detail on the frontal sectoral issues and governance risks, India is facing as a leading emerging economy.
Most often, Mihir Sharma speaks his mind in his columns in Business Standard (earlier in Indian Express) - this is good trait actually of him being a journalist. In fact, his maiden book Restart: The Last Chance for Indian Economy is a good read in parts where he retains his natural expression. However, it also makes his work, more an extension of journalistic writings rather than wearing the actual seriousness, required to delve with the issues of economic policies and pure economics.
George Orwell had written his supremely brilliant novel Nineteen Eighty-Four or 1984 to unleash the real face of an imagined state, full with absolute power.He depicted the tyranny through a personified cult 'Big Brother', who as a quasi-divine party leader unwaveringly enjoys 'intense cult of personality'.
Sorry to hear of Vinod Mehta's passing, a prolific journalist with unwavering convictions. Through reading his columns/books, and knowing him in person for years, I found him full with life. In the quick succession, he came out with the two books: 'Lucknow Boy' and 'Editor Unplugged' - both of autobiographical nature, to clear the mist around his personal and professional life. I read both these in real times.
Seasoned journalist Rajdeep Sardesai's 2014:The Election that Changed India is compiled to give the perspective and remedial thoughts, how elections in India are now much more complex than the conventional tussle of ballets.
Vinod Rai is not just accountant - he is an impulsive writer too who writes diary to keep the conscience of the nation, as confirmed by him through the title of his truly sensational book.
It was felt and highlighted that the 'policy paralysis' and lack of reform impetus in macroeconomic policies led to the downward spiral in the business and mass sentiments, eventually led to an alarming level of deceleration in economic growth. The UPA-II regime was blamed for that, which was justified to an extent too, but somewhere there is a need is to see the real stumbling blocks.
The India-China borderlines have been the key influencers of bilateral ties between the two countries. Moreover, it is one of the factors due to which the South Asian region keeps riddling through the manufactured discontent.