The African Growth Story: Mechanics and Politics

Another version of this article was published in the Tribune. After two decades of stagnation, Africa is widely believed to have turned the corner in the new millennium.  Countries across the continent are witnessing significantly increased foreign investment, trade, and feverish economic activity. More than half the countries in Africa recorded GDP growth of over…

Himachal Pradesh: Back to Nature?

Published in Hardnews magazine (January, 2013) Judging by the newsprint and TV time devoted to the Gujarat elections, Narendra Modi has clearly been the hyped-up story of the assembly polls this winter, and his mythical development agenda thenarrative to beat. The carnage of 2002 has been all but buried in this one-dimensional hyperbole. However, the results…