Varoon Shekhar wrote:
Abhijeet Iyer-Mitra on the Indian economy. Starting at 1:42, he makes some scathing remarks about the Indian IT industry. And at 17:42, he goes into the Indian ceramic industry, says that India has no ceramic industry right now worth mentioning- it's dominated by Bangladesh. Is this accurate?
Iyer is wrong on the overall economy but right on the ceramic industry in India. Bangladesh has a thriving ceramic industry. Vitreous tiles (used in kitchen and bathrooms) are not the only ceramics.
At the same time, India has developed its glass industry and vitreous tile industry (no thanks to government and guess where - Gujarat/Rajasthan/UP!) (Check out Borosil https://www.borosil.com/about-us/)., The vitreous tile industry has miles to go since it is mostly towards the high end and there are competing cheaper options available.
The problem is with general ceramics. Think of it as your everyday cups and mugs and plates and going upwards into high-end porcelain. For example https://jw-webmagazine.com/japanese-pottery-traditional-wares-in-japan/
And once you have that one can go into high end ceramics like https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/these-10-ceramic-artists-are-giving-pottery-a-modern-update for the 'arrived' crowd and for IT-Vity hoi-polloi crowd that is attracted to this forum https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080508143307.htm