Article: The Diaspora Dividend​​


While diasporas have been an important political constituency for ages, the same forces of globalization that are disrupting industry and economy have made diaspora communities a potentially more useful resource than before. For India, the sheer size of its diaspora makes it important. Read the full article here.



Book Excerpt


In his book, "The India-US Partnership; $1 Trillion By 2030", Nish Acharya makes the case that the
bilateral relationship between the United States and India should target $1 trillion, rather than
$500 billion because of the size of the two economies and the scope for collaboration on areas
​like defense, energy, startups, technology and next-generation innovation. 

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Television Appearances


Interview with Business Radio Malaysia 


Nish Acharya on Indian Standard Time​

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CNBC [1.26.15]: Awaaz: Analysis of Obama Visit to New Delhi (in Hindi)

NDTV [1.26.15]: Vikram Chandra Show: Analysis of Obama Visit to New Delhi

Bloomberg [1.25.15]: Obama’s India Visit: All Eyes On Nuke, Defence Deals


Bloomberg {1.25.15} Nish Acharya on Obama's Visit to India


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Bloomberg [10.2014]: Analysis of Modi Visit to New York


NDTV [10.2014]: Barka Dutt Show: Analysis of Modi Visit to New York

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Bloomberg [10.1.14]: Analysis of Narendra Modi’s 2014 New York Visit



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