India Economic Summit

Watch these videos with Chrystia Freeland, published on Reuters during the WEF India Economic Summit in Mumbai, November 2011:

  • How is the growth in India and China different, 2.30 min, Nov. 15, 2011: Professor Ashutosh Varshney discusses the difference between authoritarian political dispensation and messy democracies;  
  • Are today’s graduates good enough, 4.31 min, Nov. 14, 2011:  Talent is the core issue, the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services tells Chrystia Freeland. N. Chandrasekaran explains how talent is reshaping the global workforce;
  • Inequality is the issue of today, 41.54 min, Nov. 13, 2011: Monopoly ownership leads to economic crisis, P. Sainath, a journalist sometimes called a conscience of India, tells Chrystia Freeland. Sainath traces a link between the Occupy movement, protests in Europe, unrest in China, and a quarter million suicides by Indian farmers;
  • Why India’s infrastructure lags, 14.27 min, Nov. 13, 2011: India needs more clarity of policy and speed in decision-making, the CEO of India’s Infrastructure Development Finance Company tells Chrystia Freeland when asked why India’s infrastructure isn’t keeping pace. India, he says, is leaving money on the table;
  • Why the lights go out, 2.03 min, Nov. 13, 2011: People expect economic growth, but the availability of fuel needed to make that happen, is not growing enough support that, says Ravi Sharma, chief executive of Adani Power. But there’s one big obstacle in the way.
  • The consumption model cannot be sustained, 8.55 min, Nov. 13, 2011: The global economic crisis shows that the developed world’s reliance on debt and consumption to propel their economies will no longer work, S. Gopalakrishnan tells Chrystia Freeland. The executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, a global IT company, says income levels in the West will fall;
  • How technology can end corruption, 6.18 min, Nov. 12, 2011: Indian cabinet minister Nandan Nilekani explains to Chrystia Freeland how his inclusion project can stop rampant corruption and empower India’s poor.

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