India may be open for business, but the hurdles are as high as ever

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2017 / The National


Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, was already over for this year when the World Bank unexpectedly lit up the Indian government’s self-approval quotient. India jumped 30 rungs higher on the WB’s Doing Business index of 190 countries. Suddenly, a country in which the business climate is often likened to an elephant — huge, blundering and ponderous … Continue reading “India may be open for business, but the hurdles are as high as ever”

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Will Modi’s big money gamble deliver the goods?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 1, 2016 / The National


The joke doing the rounds a few weeks after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s surprise ban on high-value currency notes is that people haven’t been protesting on the streets because they’re so busy standing in line at the banks to withdraw cash. As with most good jokes, there is probably a grain of truth in … Continue reading “Will Modi’s big money gamble deliver the goods?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK