Economy

Let’s fix our cities

During this COVID-19 pandemic, situation in Mumbai has resulted in several jokes on social media. One of my favourite one says “If Mumbai decides to implement social distancing seriously then 1/3rd of population would be in Pune, 1/3rd in Gujarat and remaining 1/3rd can settle in Mumbai”. Honestly speaking Mumbai has been at Read more…

By Chinmay Barhale, ago
Modi

Democracy in Danger

For Indian political parties “Democracy is in danger” is a very popular slogan these days. Honesty speaking, they’re absolutely right. India as a parliamentary democracy is facing a very unique challenge – there is no credible opposition. After 2014 General Elections, BJP is on a roll winning Assembly elections after Read more…

By Chinmay Barhale, ago
Economy

Urban India and Rural Bharat

Over the course of next 12 months, India is expected to hold its next round of General Election to elect new Central / Federal Government. Prime Minister Modi won majority mandate in 2014 election and since then BJP has expanded its rule in and now has Government in 22 states. Read more…

By Chinmay Barhale, ago
Modi

Agile Democracy

Before entering into main topic of this blog, I am going to take a paragraph to give overview of Agile and Waterfall software development methodology. In waterfall model, project sponsor / business partner comes at the beginning of project gives the requirements and leaves. When product is finally ready, he Read more…

By Chinmay Barhale, ago
Economy

Reforms and middle class

Over the weekend while having breakfast, we had a very healthy and constructive “debate” around performance of Modi Government. Arun Jaitely as finance minister had presented his 4th full budget. Wife was not happy as there were no benefits to “middle class”. It’s a popular perception has been Modi government Read more…

By Chinmay Barhale, ago