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Bangladesh and Afghanistan: A tale of contrasting trajectories

Nikitha Gopi 0 24

Marking the eastern and western contours of South Asia, the countries of Bangladesh and Afghanistan are separated by more than just a geographical distance of 2,474km. Endowed with similar inheritances of an experience of war, extremist threat, and governance by fledgling democracies, the two Islamic countries could not be more distinct from each other than they are today.  

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Vodafone-Idea, Bad Bank and ‘narcotics jihad’

Sakshi Sharda 0 20

It was economic salvage week for the government. A package for the telecom sector was finally approved and announced, which makes it clear that the government favours three private players competing amongst themselves rather than a duopoly. The government also announced the formation of a bad bank to buy out Rs 2 lakh crore (Rs 2 trillion) worth of bad loans from the troubled Indian banks.

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Trust Matters!

Ritheka Sundar 0 32

Rajesh Tandon “Trust is basic for connectedness; technology improves performance when trusting relations exist”… Dr. Nadine Hack, CEO, because Global Consulting, Switzerland. “Urban informals do not trust professionals, as such…

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