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Backstory: How a reluctant Sonia was forced to back reforms

Sep 27, 2012

Backstory: How a reluctant Sonia was forced to back reforms

Even now, the sudden burst of 'reforms' could be cut short if Sonia Gandhi sees no benefits for the rural poor on whom her party relies for votes. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #P. Chidambaram #Food Security Bill #economic reforms #BigBangFriday
In Rahul's name: For Congress, it's back to big-spend projects

Sep 24, 2012

In Rahul's name: For Congress, it's back to big-spend projects

The tragedy of our political culture is that there aren't enough leaders - in both the ruling alliance as well as in the Opposition - who will speak up for what is right by the country, even if it means risking short-term unpopularity. #Manmohan Singh #BJP #UPA government #Arun Shourie #Reforms #BigBangFriday
Decoding Manmohan's speech: Sonia messed up the economy

Sep 22, 2012

Decoding Manmohan's speech: Sonia messed up the economy

Singh is evidently aimed at securing his own legacy - such as it is - from the taint of the past few years.His address to the nation was just as sigificant for what he left unsaid as for what was said. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #UPA government #Reforms #BigBangFriday
As India breaks out of policy paralysis, China sinks deeper

Sep 21, 2012

As India breaks out of policy paralysis, China sinks deeper

For the first time in a long time, India is drawing the attention of foreign businesses and investors in a way that was reserved for China. #Ch-India #India #China #economic reforms #BigBangFriday
Mamata Banerjee The Didi who cried wolf once too often

Sep 18, 2012

Mamata Banerjee The Didi who cried wolf once too often

Mamata Banerjee's threats to the government may sound hollow today, but the UPA will sooner or later meet its comeuppance for its corruption and mismanagement of the economy #Mayawati #Mamata Banerjee #UPA government #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Reforms #BigBangFriday
Why Aditya Puri thinks we are in 'cloud-cuckoo land'

Sep 17, 2012

Why Aditya Puri thinks we are in 'cloud-cuckoo land'

Don't count on the reforms of Big Bang Friday to deliver big results, says HDFC Bank chief Aditya Puri in this interview to ET #HDFC Bank #FDI in retail #Must-Read #Aditya Puri #Big Bang Friday
How Manmohan's omelette came out as scrambled egg

Sep 17, 2012

How Manmohan's omelette came out as scrambled egg

Despite the sudden rush of blood to the head on reforms last Friday, Manmohanomics in UPA-2 has been a story of messing things up. #fiscal deficit #Subsidies #Manmohanomics #Big Bang Friday
The Rs 16,653 cr lie at heart of govt's diesel price justification

Sep 17, 2012

The Rs 16,653 cr lie at heart of govt's diesel price justification

In 2011-12, the government did not pay net subsidies of even one paisa to the oil companies. It paid less as subsidies than it collected as taxes. #ConnectTheDots #Oil subsidies #Diesel Price HIke #Big Bang Friday
Giant leap for Manmohan, but a small crawl for India

Sep 17, 2012

Giant leap for Manmohan, but a small crawl for India

Friday's Big Bang Reforms looked big only because of the very low expectations we had of Manmohan Singh. It may be a big leap for him, for India it is a small crawl #Manmohan Singh #Reforms #FDI in retail #Diesel Price HIke #Big Bang Friday #BigBang
FDI in aviation: Prozac solution, not a cure

Sep 15, 2012

FDI in aviation: Prozac solution, not a cure

The doors are open for FDI in aviation, but the domestic fare is far from inviting for foreign airlines to jump in #Kingfisher #CAPA #FDI in Aviation #Big Bang Friday