#India

29/06/2017 KNE

The Indian GST: Another botched reform

India’s Goods and Service Tax is far from a true economic reform but rather the product of a political compromise in a wildly diverse country. It disregards economic principles and is full of imperfections. Nonetheless small steps forward are better than nothing.

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#India/Trump

02/02/2017 KNE

Indo-US relations under Trump

Trump seems surprisingly indifferent towards India considering its large outsourcing industry. Could this have something to do with his business interest in the country or his closeness to right-wing Hindu groups?

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#India

12/06/2016 KNE

Affordable medication and intellectual property laws

India has one of the most progressive intellectual property laws that manages to balance patent protection and citizen’s rights. It has enabled a generic pharmaceutical industry to thrive. There are increasing signs that Western - especially US - pharmaceutical companies are trying to end India's status of the "world's pharmacy", putting the lives of millions of people in the Global South at stake.

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#India

21/05/2016 KNE

Why Zuckerberg's vision of giving India "Facebook-Internet" failed.

India will soon be Facebook's largest market. There are still huge growth possibilities. With "Free Basics" the company tried to convince India that it was giving the poor "vital resources for health and education", even though in reality it was essentially pursuing a business strategy to win over future prosumers. The Indian internet community made net neutrality something worthwhile fighting for and won the uneven battle.

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#India

13/05/2016 KNE

According to a newly published report, only 5% of all marriages in India are inter-caste. While the numbers are not necessarily surprising, they do show how important caste still is in contemporary Indian society.

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