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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 #Budget 2012 #Union Budget 2012-13 #BudgetAnalysis
Is Pranabs optimistic fuel subsidy plan a pipe dream?

Mar 17, 2012

Is Pranabs optimistic fuel subsidy plan a pipe dream?

Rising crude and political compulsions could throw calculations seriously off track #oil prices #Pranab Mukherjee #ToWhatEffect #Subsidy #Budget 2012 #BudgetAnalysis
Union Budget 2012: The speech that Pranab should make

Mar 15, 2012

Union Budget 2012: The speech that Pranab should make

There is nothing as energising as tax cuts. I am opting for a simple regime where taxes are extremely reasonable and easy to calculate and pay. #Pranab Mukherjee #Subsidies #DTC #Budget 2012 #BudgetAnalysis #taxes
Budget 2012: What if it turns out to be a damp squib?

Mar 13, 2012

Budget 2012: What if it turns out to be a damp squib?

Forget economic reforms, the government might not even be able to substantially slash its fiscal deficit too. #Uttar Pradesh #Pranab Mukherjee #Budget 2012 #BudgetAnalysis
Budget 2012: More populist than reformist?

Mar 09, 2012

Budget 2012: More populist than reformist?

Don't hold your breath for a stunningly 'big-bang' Budget. Chances are, the government no longer has any appetite for that. #Finance minister #Reforms #Budget 2012 #BudgetAnalysis #PranabMukherjee

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What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Mar 12, 2012

What India Inc expects from Budget 2012: Sense not sensation

Service tax on all services barring a negative list; changes in laws to bring Vodafone-like deals under net seen #India Inc #Budget2012 #BudgetAnalysis #Union Budget 2012 #Budget Expectations
Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Mar 06, 2012

Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Spending on rural employment takes away much needed resources for building infrastructure. Similarly, any loan waiver program will eat into capital spending on infrastructure. #oil prices #Gross Domestic Product #Union budget of India #Deficit #Government debt #Budget 2012 #BudgetAnalysis