How can India stem the flow of illicit funds?
24 OCT 2015
In the end just under $600 million was declared. When the Indian ministry of finance launched a three-month window... read more
Corruption is a first world problem, too
17 NOV 2014
After years of debate and effort, the fight against corruption is beginning to overcome its perception problem. This is that rich countries are honest and poor ones are not... read more
How can India attract more tourists?
04 NOV 2014
What do toilets have to do with tourism? For the more than 7 million travellers who come to India each year, this is an important question... read more
Can Modi reboot business in India?
04 JUN 2014
How much of democracy is too much? As India's growth almost halved from 2009 to less than 5% in 2013-2014, exasperated citizens were seriously questioning democracy itself... read more
How can we put an ATM in every Indian village?
09 APR 2014
Smack in the middle of national elections whose results will decide the economic revival of India, its central bank took a simple yet dramatic decision to grant new bank licences this month.... read more
What's at stake in India's elections?
27 FEB 2014
As India prepares for national elections in a few weeks, the key political issues are crony capitalism, falling economic growth, rising unemployment, lack of basic facilities and poor governance. And that is the good news.... read more
What we can learn from India's war on corruption?
24 JAN 2014
Does the war against corruption lack integrity? Are we transparent about our intentions to be honest?... read more
Will India's super wealthy embrace philanthropy?
08 JAN 2014
Late last year, the former chief executive officer of IT company Infosys Technologies, Nandan Nilekani, and his wife Rohini, decided to donate over $8 million of their personal wealth to an economic research institution... read more
Fighting business corruption in India
17 MAY 2013
Even as the Indian government is changing laws to improve transparency in rules, the business world must also name and shame peers who aggressively encourage corruption... read more
Laying down the law on corruption in India
01 APR 2013
Last month the government of India finalized an important law that aims to add another weapon in its fight against corruption. The proposed law says that any foreign national who gives or takes bribes with Indian officials will be liable for prosecution... read more
22 JAN 2013
How will capitalism be perceived in 5 years' time? Pranjal Sharma is a Consulting Editor for Business World. He is also a Member of the Network of Global Agenda Councils... read more
Does the I in BRIC need saving?
7 NOV 2012
India has been the I that has held the BRIC together. Phonetically, it is the only vowel in the abbreviation that represents the growing importance of emerging economies... read more
What if young people in India and Pakistan increasingly fall prey to extremists? 06 NOV 2012
Pranjal Sharma warns that unemployed people with nothing to lose could become potent weapons in the hands of extremists. The interview is part of the Risk Response Network’s “What if?” series... read more
India and Pakistan: forging new relationships on the catwalks of New Delhi
13 JUL 2012
The models on the catwalk were gracefully draped in colourful garments crafted from richly textured fabrics. They dazzled the appreciative audience with innovative new apparel and jewellery that brought a modern touch to traditional designs... read more
How to encourage India-Pakistan trade
29 FEB 2012
Every evening before sunset, with great pomp and nationalism, Indian and Pakistani guards participate in a flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah border, about 400 km north-west of New Delhi... read more