Two poorly conceived policy initiatives – a bungled goods and service tax and demonetisation – affected small-town India. Photo: AP
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

All talk aside, does Narendra Modi have a real solution to India’s economic woes?

  • India faces rising poverty and an unprecedented drop in consumer spending. Manufacturing is haemorrhaging and the financial sector is in free-fall
  • The slogan ‘Make in India’ has been forgotten despite the vast opportunities presented by the US-China trade war

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Two poorly conceived policy initiatives – a bungled goods and service tax and demonetisation – affected small-town India. Photo: AP
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The Tejas Express, operated by the IRCTC, runs from Lucknow to Delhi. Photo: Twitter

Modi’s plan to modernise India’s railways: too little, too late (just like the trains)?

  • With the state’s monopoly train operator running at a frequent loss, Modi is seeking investment from the likes of Hong Kong’s MTR and Singapore’s SBS to liberalise India’s railways
  • Regional transport players are keeping a close watch on the Tejas Express, a new semi-autonomous train service that is seen as a pilot test for Modi’s vision
Topic |   India

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The Tejas Express, operated by the IRCTC, runs from Lucknow to Delhi. Photo: Twitter
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