Author Archives: Jayant Bhandari

India: Centralize or Decentralize?

India is the only country I know, apart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where after arrival and having done immigration, you need to show the immigration stamp on your passport to another agent seated a mere fifty meters away. When entering the airport, you must show your ID and boarding pass several times to […]

India Desperately Needs the Mining Industry

For the last several decades, the Indian government has announced one mining policy after another. After each change, ministry officials go around international conferences boasting about how India is opening up. The devil is always in the details. And the details are never thought out. Policies are utopian, unrealistic, distant from ground realities, and based […]

India, A Rudderless Ship

Sinking Ship

To control the spread of coronavirus, India went into a complete curfew on 24th March 2020. For the last two months of this ongoing curfew, the Indian government has repeatedly asserted success. How valid is their claim? And was the lockdown justifiable from a cost-benefit perspective? The government says that it instructed all arriving international […]

Did India Really Strike Gold?

gold mine

Indian media is going crazy about India having discovered a major mine in UP. India has claimed to have found a mine containing 3,500 tonnes of gold. This would be, by a massive margin, the biggest gold mine in the world, in a country where there is today only one small gold mine. This gold […]

What Should Rational Indian Savers Do?

The World Bank and IMF consider India to be among the fastest growing world economies. Recently India humiliated Pakistan by invading its airspace. Also, India became one of the rare countries capable of destroying low-orbit satellites. India is on its way to becoming the most populated country. It already has more youth than any other […]