India adopted an economic system whereby a specific licence was required for almost every form of industrial activity. Photo: AP India adopted an economic system whereby a specific licence was required for almost every form of industrial activity. Photo: AP
India adopted an economic system whereby a specific licence was required for almost every form of industrial activity. Photo: AP
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Jake's View by Jake Van Der Kamp

India a mess after Nehru and Congress

A walk through the streets of Calcutta reveals telling signs of the state of the nation left by the first premier, his heirs and their political party

India adopted an economic system whereby a specific licence was required for almost every form of industrial activity. Photo: AP India adopted an economic system whereby a specific licence was required for almost every form of industrial activity. Photo: AP
India adopted an economic system whereby a specific licence was required for almost every form of industrial activity. Photo: AP
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.