It's high time we stopped using the term 'Hindu rate of growth', phrase shows colonisation of country’s intellectual faculties
Only Hinduism is burdened by a rate of growth shows the contempt the world has for the most peaceful, profound and puissant religion
A mandate only places a particular politics in power; it does not mean, as in authoritarian regimes such as China, the power to run individual or collective writs.
IMF's $6 bn loan to Pakistan may end up supporting its terror infrastructure instead of salvaging its sinking economy
IMF loan has been given to Pakistan for improving the management of public enterprises, strengthening institutions, combating financing of terrorism efforts, among other things
This is a dharmayudha, a righteous war between good and evil, fight it in every way, use every tool you have — military, diplomatic, communications, economic — and win it. For too long your country has languished under Pakistan’s terror assault.
Her character was shaped on the anvil of dharma by kings and rishis, executed by lesser men, honed by desire, and cheated by her own
Politics of Budget overrides its economics with focus on elections, primarily a reminder of what govt has delivered
Piyush Goyal's Interim Budget 2019 is a 3-by-3 Budget. First, it veers around politics, political economy and economics. Second, it addresses poor farmers, unorganised labour and the low tax-paying middle class. Third, it makes a case for re-election.
NITI Aayog's strategy paper is a collection of worn-out homilies; means nothing without land and labour reforms
At a time when the cost of land has quadrupled over the past five years, the Strategy fails to present fresh thinking on land acquisition.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Putting team spirit over individual stardom and other lessons for organisations from recently-concluded event
There are three lessons that larger organisations such as governments, corporations, start-ups, etc and so on can draw from the FIFA World Cup 2018.
GDP growth shows headwinds of note ban, GST are becoming tailwinds; but trade wars and oil prices could spoil party
While there is no data to back it, part of this quarter’s GDP growth is due to the formalisation of the economy, brought about by the demonetisation-GST duo.
Four years of Narendra Modi: From Jan Dhan Yojana to GST, nine economic policies that defined PM's tenure
On 25 May 2018, Modi will complete four years as PM. During this time, the govt has taken several decisions on economic policy, of which nine are key.
With its focus on farmers and the poor, the politics of the Budget are clearly aimed at the 17 state elections over the next two years and the 2019 general elections
The barbarian in us has merely changed its weapons. Its spirit remains strong, it powers us, it pulls us back, it tells us that the temple of the body is where salvation lies not in the fuzzy ideas of the mind.
If the World Bank it is not reforming, changing and adapting to the realities of 21st century, let it self-destruct. That’s how creative destruction works
Profit is good, profiteering on the back of consumers, who are bearing the brunt of inflation on one side and these manipulations of high interest rates on the other, is not.
Today, the 70s are the new 50s
Did Yudhishthira utter only one half-lie in the midst of the great war between the Pandavas and Kauravas, or did he utter many more in his life?
The two unexpected game-changers in Budget 2015-16 are in the financial sector: the move to legislate the Indian Financial Code will put the domestic consumer at the centre of finance; the other, GIFT, will make Gujarat an offshore financial centre.
In his press conference, chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian alerted journalists to not look at the Economic Survey as anything more than wishful policy thinking.
Prabhu’s budget holds within its fold a regulatory framework that will not only oversee tariffs but also write regulations, set performance standards and adjudicate on disputes among licensees and the ministry.
The previous regime has done enough in wealth distribution. Jaitley’s Budget 2015 must lead India towards wealth creation.