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10 reasons why Budget 2014 will be different from the ones presented by UPA

Jul 10, 2014

10 reasons why Budget 2014 will be different from the ones presented by UPA

Though there has been one NDA government before led by Atal Behari Vajpayee, this is the first one to be presented by a government with a clear majority of its own since 1989. It has been called a right-wing government - one that is expected to be business-friendly even without abandoning the poor. #UPA #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Budget Analysis #Budget 2014
Robin Hood or just Hood? FM has mugged all, rich and poor

Mar 19, 2012

Robin Hood or just Hood? FM has mugged all, rich and poor

The budget effectively spares no one - rich, poor or the middle classes. Everyone has been nicked or mugged for taxes. #Buffett Tax #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #BudgetAnalysis
Budget 2012 Do we need a 1990s crisis to shock us into reforms?

Mar 17, 2012

Budget 2012 Do we need a 1990s crisis to shock us into reforms?

Individuals who earn Rs 100 and spend Rs 150 won't usually get even a credit card. But India's profligate government thinks it will get by. #fiscal deficit #Public finance #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Is Pranab's optimistic fuel subsidy plan a pipe dream?

Mar 17, 2012

Is Pranab's optimistic fuel subsidy plan a pipe dream?

Rising crude and political compulsions could throw calculations seriously off track #oil prices #Pranab Mukherjee #ToWhatEffect #Subsidy #Budget2012 #BudgetAnalysis
Budget 2012 Why not withdraw tax breaks to companies?

Mar 17, 2012

Budget 2012 Why not withdraw tax breaks to companies?

The size of revenue forgone through tax breaks is twice as big as the subsidy bill. Isn't this the place to start fixing the fiscal deficit? #Tax #Budget2012 #Subsidies in India #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
The end of budget as defining document

Mar 16, 2012

The end of budget as defining document

The budget this year has been reduced to an accounting statement with no roadmaps on how it is going to achieve its various goals, says Raghav Bahl. #raghav bahl #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Is budget 2012 good, bad, ugly? Here are 10 ways to rate it

Mar 16, 2012

Is budget 2012 good, bad, ugly? Here are 10 ways to rate it

Of the 10 points on which the budget can be evaluated, six are mildly positive. But the numbers could still go wrong. #Finance #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Despite budget, equity, bonds and currencies will have a ball

Mar 16, 2012

Despite budget, equity, bonds and currencies will have a ball

Equities, currencies and bonds will do well in 2012 and it's not because of the Union budget 2012-13. #Bonds #equity #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis
Budget 2012: Thank you, Pranab-da, for not doing something worse...

Mar 16, 2012

Budget 2012: Thank you, Pranab-da, for not doing something worse...

Pranab misses his Big Bang moment, plays realist instead by making the right noises, and tinkering on some areas, Mukherjee has avoided any major negative backlash from markets and India Inc #Budget2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #FM's Speech #Budget Analysis
Tinkerer Pranab has missed the bus - so what's new?

Mar 16, 2012

Tinkerer Pranab has missed the bus - so what's new?

Pranab Mukherjee's seventh budget has missed an opportunity to fix things. He is getting more revenue, but his expenditure side holes remain #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #Budget Analysis