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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​

CNBC [9.15.15]: Awaaz: Analysis of Modi Visit to Silicon Valley (in Hindi)

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


Bloomberg [1.21.2015]: - What U.S. Companies seek


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


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

CNBC Bazaar [10.2014]: Gujarati Language Analysis of Modi Visit to New York

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



News Articles


Forbes (8 Jul '17) America Needs More Technically Skilled Workers. The U.S. House Just Did Its Part


Forbes (23 May '17) Trump Budget Likely To Push More Startups To 'Elite' Coasts


Forbes (16 Feb '17) Mr. President: The Office Of Science & Technology Policy Is Important​​​


The Wire (26 Jan’17) Here is What India Must Do to Drive Bilateral Relations With the US Under Trump


American Bazaar ( 11 Nov’16) The US and India should build rampways for India’s development


The American Bazaar (11 Nov’16) US-India relations under Trump and Modi: Areas where ties can surge


Forbes [19 Jan '17] The Women's March After Trump's Inauguration Is A Perfect Example Of Social Entrepreneurship


Forbes [20 Dec '16] Entrepreneurs Worldwide See Pivot To China, Turn Away From Protectionist Trump


Forbes [1 Dec '16] President Obama's Top 10 Actions To Accelerate Entrepreneurship


American Bazaar [16 Nov '16] US-India Relations under Modi and Trump


Forbes [12 Nov '16] Entrepreneurs Should Ignore Trump And Focus On Global Challenges


Forbes [17 May '16] How MIT Is Teaching Regions Around The World To Unlock Their Entrepreneurial Potential


Forbes [3 May '16] Want To Serve The World's Poorest Citizens? Take Your Company Public In India


Forbes [28 Mar '16] Why Doesn't India Take Advantage of Its Deep Roots with the Silicon Valley?


Forbes [06 Nov '15] Where the TPP Misses the Mark for Small Business and Entrepreneurs 


Medium (4 Nov '15) The Diaspora Dividend

Forbes [21 Oct '15]: The Results of the First Ever Study Of Accelerator Best Practices

Economic Times [10 Oct '15]: New initiative encouraging Indian diaspora to invest launched


Gateway House [8 Oct '15]: Dialing up the Diaspora: Modi Act II

Calvert Foundation [05 Oct '15]: Modi Energizes the Diaspora to Contribute Back Home


Gateway House [27 Sep '15]: The Outcomes of Modi’s Visit to Silicon Valley

Forbes [25 Sep '15]: U.S Treasury Announce Major Rule Changes To Support Global Entrepreneurs And Impact Investment

Gateway House [27 Sep '15]: What can Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley mean for Digital India


American Bazaar [5 Aug '15]: Policy expert Nish Acharya’s book that envisions $1 trillion US-India trade by 2030 launched in Bengaluru


Indiaspora [16 Jul '15]: Calvert’s India Investment Initiative


Forbes [18 Jun 15]: Why TPP Is Good For America Today, But Probably Not Tomorrow

Calvert Foundation [8 Jun '15]: India Investment Initiative Gains Momentum at TiECON

Forbes [4 Apr '15]: Get to Long Beach This Weekend: Formula E Racing, Greens and Glamor

Forbes [28 Mar '15]: Did The SEC Just Kill Early Stage Venture Capital?

Forbes [7 Mar '15]: How The UN Plans To Use Innovation And Entrepreneurship For Sustainable Development

Forbes [10 feb '15]: Silicon Gulf? Kuwait Moves Beyond Oil To Nurture Entrepreneurs

Economic Times [1 Feb '15]: Why Indian-American entrepreneurs are betting on opportunities in India

Al Jazeera [1 Feb '15]: Modi looks to boost US ties amid ‘Make in India’ manufacturing bid

Forbes [9 Jan '15] Why The Consumer Electronics Show Needs More American Entrepreneurs

Forbes [18 Dec '14]: Bidding For The Games: How America Would Lean On Local Business To Disrupt The 2024 Olympics

Forbes [6 Nov '14]: Why Congress Should Watch And Learn From America’s Entrepreneurs

Forbes [02 Oct 14]: Climate Change: How U.S. Entrepreneurs Can Lead The Way

Indiaspora [24 Sep '14]: Narendra Modi’s US Visit – Nothing Short of Transformational

Economic Times of India [22 Sep '14]: India-US partnership: $1 trillion by 2030?

Forbes [29 Jul '14]: The Sustainable Development Goals Draft Looks Like A Business Plan From 1999

Forbes [24 Jun '14]: Finding The Next Zuckerberg In Lawrence, MA

Forbes [12 Jun '14]: New SBA Administrator Lays Out Priorities: Emphasize Business, Not Administration

Forbes [2 Jun' 14]: Made in Motown, Via Silicon Valley

Forbes [22 May '14]: Look Out Silicon Valley…America is Catching Up

Forbes [22 Apr '14]: Impact Sourcing: An Opportunity That Actually Needs To Have Impact

Forbes [25 Mar '14]: New Orleans Has 5000 Entrepreneurs And The Largest Crowdfunding Event In The World

Forbes [19 Mar '14]: Does Government Need To Be Your Lead Investor?

Forbes [4 Mar '14]: Tata’s Innovista: Spanning The Globe to Bring You A Constant Variety of Innovation

Forbes [Feb 11 '14]: How The US Government Is Driving Innovation In Financial Services

Forbes [29 Jan '14]: What The State Of The Union Speech Means For Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Forbes [29 Jan '14]: The Largest Entrepreneurship Conference You Have Never Heard Of

Forbes [15 Jan '14]: How IIT Gandhinagar Is Disrupting Higher Education in India

Forbes [18 Dec '13]: Meet the New Entrepreneur, Same as the Old Entrepreneur

Forbes [5 Dec '13]: How Amazon’s Drone Will Transform Government

Forbes [26 Nov '13]: FreshPaper: The Only Thing Lean About Your Thanksgiving

Forbes [19 Nov '13]: Mass Challenge’s Million-Dollar Bet On The Future Of America

Forbes [12 Nov '13]: You’ll Never Guess Where The New Centers Of Innovation Are

Forbes [8 Oct '13]: Why Shutdowns and Sequesters Are Strangling Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Indiaspora [19 Sep '13]: The United States and India: A Relationship fueled by its people

Economic Times of India [28 Dec '13]: Mumbai-Bangalore corridor: A roadmap to boost India’s economic prosperity

White House [5 Nov '13]: Startup Culture Flourishes on America’s College Campuses

U.S. Department of Commerce: The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University Report



India social impact accelerators

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