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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
Time to wake up from a patriotic lullaby

Feb 06, 2014

Time to wake up from a patriotic lullaby

Indias military machine is being degraded for better sovereign credit ratings. #India #China #P. Chidambaram #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Indian Army #AK Antony #Defence budget
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
Six months of diesel price reforms and result is zero

Jul 23, 2013

Six months of diesel price reforms and result is zero

Thanks to super-slow reforms on energy pricing, India's CAD woes and the rupee will be under continuous pressure till the government opts for big bang change #P. Chidambaram #oil pricing #diesel prices #energy reforms #V Moily
Growth, inflation woes Why the ball is back in govt's court

Jul 16, 2013

Growth, inflation woes Why the ball is back in govt's court

The green shoots have certainly not appeared and the monsoon period is not exactly the time when there is much private activity. Inflation will stabilize at a higher level once the impact of rupee depreciation gets embedded in the system. #Economy #HowThisWorks #Inflation #P. Chidambaram #RBI #Growth #Budget 2013-2014
March IIP boosts green shoots theory, but  it's not a recovery

May 10, 2013

March IIP boosts green shoots theory, but it's not a recovery

Green shoots need to be nurtured. But will a government fighting a scandal a day be able to do that? #Economy #Numbers #P. Chidambaram #C Rangarajan #IIP #Ashwani Kumar #Pawan Kumar Bansal
5 ways to reduce the Indian appetite for gold

Jan 23, 2013

5 ways to reduce the Indian appetite for gold

If reducing gold imports is an important short- or medium-term goal, here is the right way to go about it in gold-craxy India #Gold #P. Chidambaram #RBI #ETF #fixed deposits #The Gold Bug
When Chidu blames Delhi cops, it's time for him to resign

Sep 09, 2011

When Chidu blames Delhi cops, it's time for him to resign

When a home minister can talk about the Delhi police as "We" and "them" it's a sign that he should be asked to go. It's time we got our antiterror act together without "we" or "them". It's about "us". #deal #Mumbai attacks #David Coleman Headley #P. Chidambaram #World Trade Center #9/11 #Delhi blast