Month: December 2023

The forces reshaping banking

Ajay Shah, Business Standard, December 25, 2023 In advanced economies, banking is changing. At first, there was `the fintech revolution’. Now, we have seen the loss of stability of bank liabilities through electronic payments. The third problem is the possibilities for important trusted tech-intensive consumer-facing firms to replace banks. Indian financial system has largely held …

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Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink

Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink, by Arati Kumar-Rao, is a passionate environmentalist’s account of her journeys across India’s diverse landscapes for over a decade, and of the “slow violence” inflicted on the fragile environment and its impact on livelihoods. Combining journalistic reporting and storytelling, the five-part book narrates stories from Rajasthan’s Thar desert, to …

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