This week’s links:
- India Internet Report: by Avendus. “We have attempted to construct an in-depth perspective of the Indian Digital Consumer industry as it stands today.”
- Winners of Economist’s Innovation Awards: Among them, India’s Devi Shetty, of Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bangalore, “for reducing health-care costs using mass-production techniques. His hospital performs more heart operations at a lower cost and a lower mortality rate than leading American hospitals.”
- China’s Superior Economic Model: by Andy Stern in Wall Street Journal. “The conservative-preferred, free-market fundamentalist, shareholder-only model—so successful in the 20th century—is being thrown onto the trash heap of history in the 21st century.”
- BJP’s diffidence and fear is baffling, befuddling: by Ashok Malik in DNA. “A right-wing framework is made up of three elements: identity politics and nativist prejudice; pragmatism on security and strategic issues; and free-market economics. It is important to get the mix right, depending on popular concerns of the day and a society’s priorities. In the past few years, the BJP’s mix has gone awry and rational economics has been trumped by other factors. The party needs to redress this before 2014.”
- Mashable Awards: “…a community-nominated voting program that recognizes the companies, people and projects that made the biggest impact on the digital landscape this year.” The only Indian nominated: Narendra Modi in Must-Follow Politician on Social Media.