Articles by Nikhila Natarajan
Oct 11, 2017
'Amartya Sen rushed in on demonetisation': Jagdish Bhagwati says he wasn't foolish enough to do soCelebrated right-wing professor Jagdish M Bhagwati fired a fresh salvo against Nobel laureate and bête noire Amartya Sen.
Oct 09, 2017
Jaitley lands in New York, GST in spotlight ahead of IMF meetingsIndia’s Goods and Services Tax will be front and center at prominent lecterns in America’s East Coast this week as Finance Arun Jaitley travelled across the Atlantic for the annual maha kumbh of economics in Washington D.C this week. Jaitley landed in New York early Monday EST.
Oct 07, 2017
Tarun Khanna, Harvard SAI boss, expects Arun Jaitley to make GST case at Mahindra lectureFinance Minister Arun Jaitley will speak on India’s tax reform, the country’s political hot potato, at Harvard’s South Asia Institute (SAI) on the evening of October 11 at Loeb House which is one of University's most stately speaking venues. Jaitley will then head to Washington DC for the annual IMF and World Bank Fall meetings.
Oct 07, 2017
India via Ivy League: Arun Jaitley to be at Columbia, Harvard soon after Rahul Gandhi at Princeton, BerkeleyIndia’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will swing by at two Ivy League campuses before docking in Washington DC for the annual outsize ritual of IMF-World Bank communion just a few yards away from Donald Trump’s digs in the American capital.
Oct 06, 2017
IMF's Lagarde, RBI Guv, Raghuram Rajan aligned on 'roof to repair' but political bosses testy on tools“Our fiscal message is subtle. Those countries who are in surplus should take the chance and invest and improve their factors of productivity. For those economies where the debt is clearly up, that is not the time for expansion. It is time to stabilise. For all of them, they should have a growth friendly fiscal policy”: Lagarde.
Oct 05, 2017
Modi baiters echo economic slowdown, believers bet on GST tweaks, new growth impetus“Most likely, Prime Minister Modi's strategy will be to push for growth in 2018, before the next election cycle warms up. His speech was agressive, GST issues will be addressed next week,” business leaders say, on background.
Oct 04, 2017
At World Economic Forum, IMF meetings, future of jobs driving agenda and converge of leadersDemographic dividend is a flashy word but with it comes the other dull sounding expression: dependancy ratio. The number of people who are dependant on the working age population - children and the elderly - is falling in India faster than it ever has.
Oct 03, 2017
Arun Jaitley, under attack by Yashwant Sinha, to speak at Harvard on India’s tax reformIt’s the season. Less than a month after Rahul Gandhi’s US tour where he spoke to students in UC Berkeley and Princeton, India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley will be swinging by to speak on "India's tax reform" at the prestigious Harvard University on October 11, 2017 before he heads to Washington D.C for the annual IMF Fall meetings.
Sep 22, 2017
Rahul Gandhi US: Engagement of Indian voters will happen when they know the real RG, says Sam PitrodaAfter pitching tent in the US for two weeks, Rahul Gandhi is back to home turf and his lynchpin for the America networking exercise Sam Pitroda is travelling back home to Chicago. But before he took wing, Pitroda stepped away from a crush of meetings on the 45th floor of his Times Square hotel in New York to answer the most pressing questions that Rahul Gandhi had left wide open to interpretation after three public engagements at UC Berkeley, Princeton University and New York.
Sep 21, 2017
Rahul Gandhi in New York takes aim at 'divisive' forces that are 'ruining' India's reputationCongress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took aim at India’s ruling BJP government - without naming anyone - in his final gig at a New York Times Square location capping a two week tour of the US that stretched from Silicon Valley to Washington D.C and New York.