articles by Gurcharan Das

Business

Union Budget 2017 pulls out govt of demonetisation mire but disappoints in job creation

This solid, workmanlike Budget had few new promises and showed the determination to deliver old promises.

Politics

Promise of acche din: Can PM Modi do a Thatcher, reform this weak Indian state?

For the first time in its history as an independent nation, India seems to have a PM with the requisite leadership skills. Institutional reform will require winning over the bureaucracy, police and judiciary. Modi’s success in Gujarat suggests he might.