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How Sheila Dikshit's fiscal prudence will help fund Kejriwal freebies

Dec 26, 2013

How Sheila Dikshit's fiscal prudence will help fund Kejriwal freebies

The Congress and BJP carping about AAP's government may partly be because Delhi has a robust budget that can support some freebies #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Sheila Dikshit #Arvind Kejriwal #To The Contrary #Exit poll #Delhi budget #alliance #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Harsh Vardhan #Delhi Election 2013
Is a high CAD bad? Think again. It makes govt accountable

Oct 02, 2013

Is a high CAD bad? Think again. It makes govt accountable

Is having a big current account deficit bad? Not quite. If the the currency markets are free, a CAD finances itself. But governments may not like the outcomes. #RBI #finance ministry #Rupee #To The Contrary #Current Account Deficit #Currency #CAD #Governments
Why Kejriwal's AAP is looking like old wine in new bottle

Sep 20, 2013

Why Kejriwal's AAP is looking like old wine in new bottle

Popular disenchantment with mainstream parties is so high that AAP is getting away with mere marketing gimmicks, passing off the same old paternalistic model of giving sops to the electorate as a radically different product. #Congress #BJP #Arvind Kejriwal #To The Contrary #Yogendra Yadav #Aam Aadmi Party #UGC
Cheaper home loans: Is RBI about to set off another asset price bubble?

Sep 18, 2013

Cheaper home loans: Is RBI about to set off another asset price bubble?

The finance ministry and the RBI should not be looking to inflate property prices by artificially reducing home loan prices #RBI #Raghuram Rajan #To The Contrary #asset bubble #property prices #Cheap Home Loans
Raghuram Rajan effect: Why media got it all wrong

Sep 12, 2013

Raghuram Rajan effect: Why media got it all wrong

The revival in market sentiment - both stocks and the rupee - is a sign of reversal to the mean. Don't call it the Raghuram Rajan effect. #Sensex #Raghuram Rajan #To The Contrary #Rupee-dollar rate
PM gave RBI Guv a pat on back, not rap on knuckles

Aug 19, 2013

PM gave RBI Guv a pat on back, not rap on knuckles

The PM is said to have frowned on the RBI's recent approach to monetary policy, but his actual words do not lend themselves to this interpretation #Manmohan Singh #Reserve Bank of India #D. Subbarao #Raghuram Rajan #To The Contrary #RBI Governor
High rates, low growth: Why 'reformer' Chidu is having to eat crow again

Jul 24, 2013

High rates, low growth: Why 'reformer' Chidu is having to eat crow again

No one now regards Manmohan Singh as anything more than a fair weather reformer; will the same happen to P Chidambaram? #Manmohan Singh #P. Chidambaram #Interest rates #Investment #To The Contrary
Memo to Sonia: NREGA wasn't game-changer, growth was

Apr 29, 2013

Memo to Sonia: NREGA wasn't game-changer, growth was

A study by the Commission on Agricultural Costs and Prices shows that growth created more jobs than make-work schemes like MGNREGA #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Industry #To The Contrary #MGNREGA #CACP
Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and the Power of One

Apr 29, 2013

Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and the Power of One

Will Modi turn out to be a Hitler, as his detractors are alleging? The history of India proves that we believe in the Power of One, but within a democratic construct #Politics #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #To The Contrary #Authoritarianism #Power of One
Sonia isn't protecting PM, Manmohan is shielding her

Apr 24, 2013

Sonia isn't protecting PM, Manmohan is shielding her

Sonia is said to be solidly backing the PM who is now under fire. But she is doing so for her own reasons when Manmohan has no further use for her. #Sonia Gandhi #JPC #2GScam #Politics Decoder #To The Contrary #Coalgate