Articles by Dinesh Unnikrishnan
Jul 24, 2017
Pranab Mukherjee's ordinance raj remark good for headlines but president too was party to its makingFirst, as a President, there is no record of Mukherjee returning any ordinance either during the UPA or the NDA term.
Jul 20, 2017
ONGC's HPCL acquisition: Narendra Modi govt’s aggressive divestment drive is a winner for economyThe government has to take the lead and pump in huge sums into big infrastructure projects. Only this can bring the economy out of the woods. An aggressive disinvestment strategy is critical in this context.
Jul 19, 2017
Supreme Court hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is sacred; Govt must salvage UID schemeThe government's idea of Aadhaar, as a mandatory factor to live as a law-abiding citizen, hinges upon what the Supreme Court's constitutional bench is about to rule on 'Right to Privacy' issue.
Jul 18, 2017
Arun Jaitley is too busy with finance ministry, Narendra Modi must find a full-time defence ministerIt's high time Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed a full-time defence minister. As his government enters the last two years of its term, there is massive work in both defence and finance ministries.
Jul 18, 2017
Gujarat HC order on Essar Steel is good news but hope of defusing bad loan bomb by 2019 is wishfulThere isn’t the required infrastructure in place as of now to initiate a large number of bad loan cases, involving huge amounts, where no significant repayment has been made for years
Jul 17, 2017
Shift to cashless economy: Demonetisation has indeed boosted digital payments but let’s not over-hype itThere are tasks ahead in India’s digital journey. Mobile connectivity and seamless internet availability remain a problem in rural India
Jul 14, 2017
Vijay Mallya isn’t missing India; but banks he made bakras of will miss him for a long time to comeThe charges the ED has raised, if it can be proved, certainly strengthens the case against the businessman who left India in March 2016
Jul 13, 2017
CPI inflation at 1.54%: CEA Subramanian can make his case but a rate cut is unlikely soonIn the past, the MPC has shown who the boss is when it comes to deciding the course of interest rates by refusing to meet the finance ministry officials before the monetary policy decision
Jul 13, 2017
RBI still counting demonetised notes: Urjit Patel’s reasonings to Parliament panel is a cruel jokeThe RBI counted Rs 12.44 lakh crore, or 81 percent of total demonetised currency, in 32 days. It is still counting the remaining Rs 3 lakh crore even after seven months. Convinced?
Jul 12, 2017
Dileep’s arrest: Is TRP-obsessed press overlooking the case's real questions?'Scoops’ such as the one involving Dileep are TRP-driven, money-minting opportunities that one can’t let go of easily.