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R Jagannathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Firstpost.

Sep 24, 2016

MNS may be wrong, but should actors from Pakistan get a free run on Bollywood’s money?

By going after soft targets like actors and ghazal singers, we may be forcing all of Pakistan to band together behind the army’s agenda of eternal hatred towards India. #Ae Dil Hai Mushkil #Fawad Khan #Ghulam Ali #InMyOpinion #MNS #Narendra Modi #Pakistan #PM Modi #Raees #Raj Thackeray #Shah Rukh Khan

Sep 8, 2016

Memo to Arun Jaitley: Price cuts, and not lower rates, will revive housing

At the The Economist India Summit 2016, Arun Jaitley remarked that low rates were vital to a revival in housing. #Arun Jaitley #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #bank interest rates #Finance minister #Home Loans #Housing #InMyOpinion #lower interest rates

Sep 3, 2016

PM Narendra Modi showed he’s a leader above the battle in Network18 interview

The CNN News18 interview of Narendra Modi, telecast on 2 September, did not tell us anything new about the Prime Minister’s known positions on issues, including anti-Dalit violence, communalism in the run up the Uttar Pradesh elections, or other social issues. #CNN-News18 interview #CNN-News18 PM Modi Interview #Narendra Modi #Narendra Modi CNN-News18 interview #PM Modi CNN News18 Interview

Aug 23, 2016

Budget in January? It’s more about politics than economics

The ostensible reasons for shifting the budget date to January next year are two-fold. One, since it takes till mid-May for the budget to pass, effectively two months of the financial year (April-March) elapse, giving the budget only 10 months to work its wonders. Shifting the budget to January means the whole budget will be done and dusted before the financial year begins. #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #budget date #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #financial year #InMyOpinion #NDA #PM Narendra Modi #Union Budget

Aug 17, 2016

India should ensure that Pakistan rots in Saarc, but Saarc must not rot in Islamabad

The ideal would be a Saarc minus Pakistan; since that is not possible, we must ensure that Saarc is not hijacked by Pakistan. #Afghanistan #Bhutan #China #India #InMyOpinion #Iran #Islamabad #Nepal #Pakistan #SAARC

Aug 4, 2016

GST Bill: Cong’s 18% rate a pipe dream while Arun Jaitley’s 20% economically workable

Even though 20 percent is a stiff GST rate, it seems to be the appropriate level at which all considerations merge: inflation and revenue loss risks will be tolerable, and the political fallout minimal. #Arun Jaitley #car tax rate #ConnectTheDots #Entertainment tax #Entry tax #Excise rate #Goods and Services Tax #GST #Luxury goods #Octroi #P. Chidambaram #taxes on cars #VAT

Jul 28, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal’s madness: Just persecution complex, or is there method to it?

Arvind Kejriwal seems to suffer from a persecution complex. For a man who received the most thumping mandate in Indian electoral history, he could have shown a greater amount of confidence and self-assurance. #Aam Aadmi Party #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #Nitish Kumar #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

Jul 19, 2016

Shah Faesal is right, Arnab model of vigilante TV is losing credibility

The problem is that news TV, which has a weak business model, is trying to drum up viewership by using extremely provocative language and aggression with guests and alleged wrong-doers. #Arnab Goswami #Burhan Wani #InMyOpinion #Kashmir #Shah Faesal #Times Now #Zakir Naik