Category Archives: Doing Business in India

India: A Telling Corruption Study

Transparency International (TI) has published their annual survey of corruption perceptions — how corrupt various countries are perceived to be. As usual, India does not fare well. What’s particularly disturbing, though, is what the data now reveals. TI publishes two … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s Airport…

… isn’t as modern as Delhi’s, or Bangalore’s or Hyderabad’s. (Yet.) But some like it anyway… I haven’t been through Mumbai in a while. My recent trips have taken me to Delhi and Bangalore, both of which have brand new … Continue reading

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India: The “Ease” of Doing Business (World Bank Rank)

I’ve just started to update my book on doing business in India, and I came across this statement: In 2008, The World Bank ranked India as 120th out of 178 countries in the difficulty of doing business. At that, its … Continue reading

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Updating ‘India Business Checklists’

The rights to India Business Checklists — published in 2009 by John Wiley — have reverted to me. (Thanks, JW!) A lot has changed since I researched it in 2008. A lot more is likely to keep changing in India … Continue reading

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Herds of Vehicles in Bangalore

Over a year ago, I posted a funny-but-true piece about driving in India. I remembered that article recently when I spent some time in Bangalore, or as it now calls itself, Bengaluru. This is a city I’ve been visiting for … Continue reading

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India’s Population, the Decennial Census, and me

For a country where a quarter of the people are still illiterate in any language, India conducts a pretty decent ten-yearly census. 2011 is a census year, and the provisional results are out for some of the main indicators. (The … Continue reading

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IIM USA: Pinnacle at Coyote Point

I spent most of last Saturday at the Coyote Point Yacht Club, not sailing but attending the IIM USA annual convention.  Airplanes came in to land over a seascape of moored boats; the San Mateo Bridge stretched into the distance. … Continue reading

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