The making of India chronicles the journey of India's demographic dividend through the varied transitions taking place in the economy. The forces shaping India's job market, its cities, its industry and agriculture and its equation with the rest of the world come from expected and unexpected places heralding massive opportunities and challenges for citizens, government and investors.
Indians face a significant private cost of public failure. Across its public goods like power, roads, water, education, health and security, Indians have been offered poor outcomes as prices have been kept low in the name of the poor. Throughout the book, we encounter pricing distortions made by the iron-hand of the government (Either making something cheap relative to its market price or more expensive) which has swayed incentives and outcomes in various sectors.
As India dismantles these distortions, it gives rise to opportunities for those willing to harness this change. As the identity of Indian citizens and their money digitizes, how Indians interact with each other and their government is changing for the better. Increased material prosperity of Indians, especially if the gains are well-shared, will force a radical rethink of Indias consumption market.
Thought provoking and incisive, this insightful volume takes an in-depth look at the social, political and economic transformation we are witnessing in India today and sets out to examine the unexpected, challenging but rewarding transitions that we as a nation will undergo in the years to come. It is the story of India as it is being made and whether you are an investor, citizen or government representative you are sure to find yourself in many of these transitions.
About the Author
Akhilesh Tilotia is an inveterate dot-joiner of patterns in economies in general and markets in particular. He delights in trawling the country in search of people and companies for ideas that compel research. A thematic research analyst with the institutional equities arm of the Kotak Mahindra group, he has also been an investment banker, consultant and personal finance adviser. He has worked with the Boston consulting group and was co-founder of park financial advisers. His views have been widely covered by the media, including the BBC, CNBC, the economic times and business standard. He has an MBA from IIM - Ahmedabad.