Sudhansu R Das

Addressing rural India’s misery

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

The vicious cycle of bad loans can only be broken by supporting farmers in ways other than to provide them with credit. Expunging middlemen, empowering village families, increasing animal husbandry are some Growing bad loans in banks indicate that all is not well in our economy. If entrepreneurship does not generate...

Rising NPAs, threat to economy

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Let people gain self-employment and be their own masters. The non-performing assets crisis will automatically dissolve when the governance mechanism thus improves. Of course, those who erred must be punished Taming India’s bad loan crisis is like taming the Amazonian wild. Recapitalisation, re-schedulement of loan, one-time settlement, engaging financial analysts in...

Without action plan, forget the medals

Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

India’s standard in sports has been on a constant decline over the years. We need to have a sound strategy to perform well in the 2020 Olympics Although a trillion dollar economy and the fastest growing economy in the world, India lags behind in the field of sports. The performance in...

The ultimate destroyer

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Big Story

Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped in to bat with his usual long stride, face turning back to the sun, eyes closed and his bat in shadow practice for a copybook straight drive. Dhoni always wanted to play straight in the initial two overs before he angled his bat for big hits....

Curbing black money is not easy

Monday, 19 Dec 2016 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Shaking the system out of its cultural status is possible only if our educational institutions create a few generations of honest and morally strong people who can dare to plug numerous sources of generating illegal money The demonetisation drive has brought in nearly 77 per cent of the old currency into...

There is hope amid terror and violence

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Government must ensure that indigenous talent and resources are given due attention, so that it can help augment the economy while benefitting remote areas Terrorism in any form adversely affects the social, cultural and economic fabric of a nation. According to the 2015 Global Terrorism Index, the cost of terrorism to...

Population growth, a menace

Tuesday, 04 Oct 2016 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Rising population is one of the reasons for deteriorating human condition in the country. Given that India will become the most populous country by 2022, the launch of Mission Parivar Vikas is a step in the right direction Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that India would soon...

Blessed by nature, but cursed by militancy

Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Kashmir has abundant natural resources which can immensely benefit economic stability and communal peace in the State The socio-cultural fabric of Kashmir was built over the Hindu-Sufi culture. In this peaceful backdrop grew a sustainable economic development model which provided Kashmiris, both life and livelihood. However, the long unrest in the...

Securing the future of Indian banks

Thursday, 01 Sep 2016 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Given the grim situation of PSBs and rising NPAs in India, development banking gives banks a chance to earn profit on sustainable basis which can strengthen the system According to a projection made by the Reserve Bank of India in its Financial Stability Report, the gross bad loans in commercial banks...

Forget cars; cycles are the future

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

The excise concession on the purchase of new, fuel-efficient vehicles may help reduce air pollution. But the focus must be on rolling back private cars and improving public transport, particularly cycle tracks The NDA Government has planned to give an excise cut of eight per cent to 12 per cent on...

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