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

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GDP numbers going nowhere; Jaitley has no option but to step on the gas

Jaitley has to go for it. He has nothing to lose from it. He has to take the attendant risks involved. #Agriculture #Arun Jaitley #economic reforms #fiscal deficit #GDP #manufacturing #new GDP #sectoral growth

Jan 29, 2016

Isn’t it time we stopped thumping our chests for being “fastest-growing economy”? We are not

Here's the tail-sting to puncture the fastest-growing economy claim: for three consecutive years, our GDP in dollar terms has barely budged from $2 trillion, thanks to the rupee's decline #Arun Jaitley #Economic growth #fastest growing economy #GDP #new methodology #Raghuram Rajan #revival

Jan 20, 2016

Peshawar school attack: Empathy is fine but will Pakistan change its attitude to terror?

Anybody who thinks the spontaneous sympathy in India for Pakistanis after the Taliban attack killed children may mark a turning point in our relationship should think again: the attack has strengthened support for the Pak Army, not civilian rule. #Indo-Pak ties #ISI #Pakistani army #Pakistani Taliban #Peshawar Attacks #Peshawar school attack #Terrorism #The Neighbourhood

Jan 2, 2016

Bet on equity & debt to make money in 2016, but stay away from gold and real estate

Equity should be the first choice for all investors willing to take on some risk; those who can’t can also do so indirectly through mutual funds. #Debt #Economy #FII #Inflation #InMyOpinion #Janet Yellen #OROP #recession #Seventh Pay Commission #tax-free bonds

Dec 22, 2015

Bankruptcy Bill: The fight against crony capital now has two legs

The Bankruptcy Code will allow no such leniency and excess recourse to courts, making it difficult for promoters to drag the recovery process endlessly, often after looting the company. #Arihant Threads #Business #Crony capitalism #Economy #GST Bill #Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code #Kingfisher Airlines #National Company Law Tribunal #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #Rajya Sabha #Sick Industrial Companies Act #Vijay Mallya

Dec 22, 2015

Arun Jaitley vs Arvind Kejriwal: Why the murky DDCA battle is here to stay

This is what has happened in the Arun Jaitley-DDCA case. Embarrassed by the raids on his Principal Secretary, he is now hitting out in the direction of Jaitley in the hope that some mud will stick. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arun Jaitley #Arvind Kejriwal #CBI #DDCA #InMyOpinion

Dec 16, 2015

Dr Kejriwal’s amateur diagnosis of CBI raids: Here’s why Delhi CM is master of the media game

If nothing else, Kejriwal's reaction after the CBI raids has shown that he knows how to grab the media’s attention. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #CBI #Central Bureau of Investigation #Delhi #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay

Dec 14, 2015

National Herald case: Why PM Modi should be ready to sacrifice GST and tell Congress to “go jump”

Legislation may suffer, but not for long. If the BJP is willing to weather this winter of discontent, the Congress will return to the discussion table with its tail between the legs. #Economy #Goods and Services Tax #GST #InMyOpinion #Lalit Modi #Narendra Modi #National Herald scam #Politics #Rajya Sabha #Real estate #sushma swaraj #Vyapam