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Budget outlays: From Pranab to Jaitley, how FMs are gaming the system

Jul 11, 2014

Budget outlays: From Pranab to Jaitley, how FMs are gaming the system

Budget 2014-15 has been criticised for offering small outlays for large projects. This is not the issue. The real issue is outlays and outcomes are delinked. This is how FMs game the system #Pranab Mukherjee #P. Chidambaram #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Modi #AIIMS #Budget 2014 #Budget 2014-15 #Pranab Mukherji #Budgets for India #Indian finance ministers
Budget 2014: This graphic explains why the stock market is happy

Jul 11, 2014

Budget 2014: This graphic explains why the stock market is happy

With the government increasing the capital spending, investment cycle will also see a pick up #P. Chidambaram #Arun Jaitley #Capital expenditure #Budget 2014 #revenue expenditure
Half measures and high ideas: Why Jaitley's budget is a missed opportunity

Jul 11, 2014

Half measures and high ideas: Why Jaitley's budget is a missed opportunity

Jaitley could have signalled that reforms were coming. He did not. This budget is also the story of missed opportunities. #Economy #India #Disinvestment #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Chidambaram #Subsidy #Tax #Reforms #Budget 2014 #Union budget 2014
Budget 2014: How Jaitley beat Chidu, Pranab with sheer word power

Jul 11, 2014

Budget 2014: How Jaitley beat Chidu, Pranab with sheer word power

Arun Jaitley's 16,536-word maiden budget speech was too long and a record of sorts. Even Pranab Mukherjee's 2012-13 speech, UPA-2's longest, had to huff and puff to reach 14,157 words. Jaitley beat him hands down #Gujarat #Pranab Mukherjee #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Chidambaram #Modi #Budget 2014-15 #Modi's Pet Themes #Modi's interests
Budget 2014: Can Jaitley take on Chidambaram's fiscal deficit challenge?

Jul 11, 2014

Budget 2014: Can Jaitley take on Chidambaram's fiscal deficit challenge?

Jaitley will either have to let the fiscal deficit go up or like Chidambaram push their accounting to the next financial year. #HowThisWorks #India #GDP #Narendra Modi #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Chidambaram #Tax #Union Budget #Budget2014

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Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can't afford food?

Feb 18, 2014

Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can't afford food?

A letter from one of our readers to the Finance Minister following the budget. #P. Chidambaram #LetterstoFP #Vote on account #Budget 2014
Dear FM, Seventh Pay Commission will only help you lose votes

Sep 26, 2013

Dear FM, Seventh Pay Commission will only help you lose votes

A sudden shock in the global markets can easily take rupee can easily go back to its lows. This could be either the Fed cutting its asset purchase programme faster than expected or geopolitical tensions in the Middle East spiking oil prices globally. #P. Chidambaram #InMyOpinion #US Federal Reserve #Indian rupee #FII #Seventh Pay Commission #current account deficits
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