Articles by Vivek Kaul
May 09, 2017
Six months of demonetisation: Cash has returned to rule and it means the move failedIt is safe to say that demonetisation has failed to achieve what it set out to achieve i.e. if it set out to achieve anything on the economic front
May 05, 2017
Right to Education has done more harm than good; return of exams is just one step towards reformWhile teachers are busy completing the syllabus, most students don’t learn much; meanwhile, they keep getting promoted and soon they are totally lost on what is happening in the class
May 03, 2017
RERA: With state govts diluting key provisions, can the Act protect buyers at all?The RERA is expected to make things better for the prospective home buyer, at least in theory. But in practice it’s off to a bad start
Apr 19, 2017
Book excerpt: The real story behind India’s low unemploymentThe overall unemployment number will remain low, as is the case currently. But most of the individuals entering the workforce won’t be able to find regular work
Apr 19, 2017
NPA woes: Will RBI’s latest rescue act clean the mess at public sector banks?Other than the RBI superseding the board of the bank, the other steps are more or less what any bank which is in trouble would undertake
Apr 26, 2016
EPF issue: Why protests against rate cut show cussedness of trade unionsThe government is trying to move the country towards a lower interest rate regime.
Mar 31, 2016
Janet Yellen’s tourist dollars are driving up the SensexIndia is one such market, where these “tourist dollars” are coming in and will continue to come in, if the central banks of the developed world continue running an easy money policy.
Mar 21, 2016
Govt cutting PPF, small savings rates is good; now it is RBI's turnThe hope now is that the RBI will cut the repo rate further, banks will cut the interest rates on their loans and deposits, and people will borrow and spend
Mar 09, 2016
Six reasons why taxing EPF was a stupid idea in the first placeArray
Mar 01, 2016
Budget 2016: Does the extra deduction of Rs 50,000 for home-buyers really help?While offering a tax deduction on a self-occupied property makes some sense, there is no logic to offering a tax deduction on a home, one is not living in. This “deduction” needs to be plugged immediately as it encourages speculation.