Capital Calculus 2.0

Anil Padmanabhan
World and India through the lens of the intersection of politics and economics
Created 07 Dec 2020
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  • INDIA TO COP ONE FOR THE WORLD
    08 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 2
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. Last week the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held the summit meeting of its supreme decision making body—Conference of the Part...
  • DEATH OF THE MIDDLEMAN
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 8
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. And a very Happy Diwali too. Scrolling through my twitter timeline last week I stumbled upon an extremely insightful thread by one Ryan Breslow on the structur...
  • ONE NATION, ONE BILLION JABS
    25 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 5 6
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. Last week India achieved a terrific milestone when it logged 1 billion vaccines. This takes some serious processing given the multitude of challenges that had ...
  • INDIA RESETS ITS STAR TREK PLAN
    18 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 4
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. Last week saw the birth of a new industry body: the Indian Space Association or the ISpA. In the normal course it shouldn’t merit anything beyond elementary cu...
  • AIR INDIA: RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA
    11 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 8
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. The big news last week was that Talace Pvt Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Tata Sons, won the bid for Air India. The price tag of Rs18,000 crore is in exc...
  • THE UPI MOMENT FOR HEALTH CARE
    04 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 3 6
    Dear Reader, A very happy Monday to you. Little under a month ago, the launch of the Account Aggregator (AA) framework to tap the business of personal data had caught my attention. It was dubbed as ‘T...
  • THE INDIAN MONSOON'S NEW NORMAL
    27 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 10
    Dear Reader, A very happy Monday to you. Sometime in the early 1990s I stumbled upon Alexander Frater’s book, Chasing the Monsoon. It is a fantastic account of the Indian Monsoon from the time it make...
  • INDIA'S JAB MASTER CLASS REVISITED
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 5 4
    Hi Everyone, A Monday of cheer to all of you. Last week India achieved a major milestone: It logged a staggering 750 million (or 75 crore) covid-19 jabs cumulatively. It crowned this moment by logging...
  • 9/11 ATTACKS @20: A TRAGEDY RETOLD
    13 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 8
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. Last weekend was the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States. At 8.46 am on that fateful day a commercial air plane hijacked by al Qae...
  • THE UPI MOMENT FOR PERSONAL DATA
    06 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 6 17
    Dear Reader, A very Happy Monday to you. Last week India launched yet another ambitious plan to fundamentally alter status quo. This time in the business of individual data. The Account Aggregator (AA...
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