Siddharth Ramalingam

An alumnus of the London School of Economics, Siddhartha is working as an economist and strategy researcher for a global professional services firm. He traverses the gulf between practical considerations and theoretical arguments seamlessly. Siddhartha is also the director of a non-profit organization and runs a trust striving to improve mental health in India. His diverse professional experiences in the fields of journalism, finance, consulting, commodities trading, non-profits, and filmmaking have enriched his perspectives on life and on issues that shape the world.

Gujarat's Economy: India's Growth Engine

December 26, 2012

The election in Gujarat will decide India’s economic future. Narendra Modi is not new to controversy. And neither is he fazed by aspersions on his secular credentials. He is seen as a strong, sometimes autocratic, leader who is not too worried about taking the fight to the opposition, be they from within...

QE3? Que sera, sera

July 15, 2011

Siddharth Ramalingam states that increasing liquidity remains the key concern of the Fed as it tries to bring the US economy to a recovery. QE 2 is under way, but the economy’s unresponsive nature may make QE 2.5 and a possible QE 3 a necessity. Minding the gap between QE2...

The True Cost of Corruption

March 21, 2011

The cynosure of debates on corruption in the media trace its roots to the recent past, and lament lost business opportunities. Corruption is destroying more than just faith in politicians or killing business opportunities or tarnishing India’s image. It is wearing away the adhesive that hold the country together.