articles by K Yatish Rajawat

India

Coronavirus Outbreak and the migrant exodus: Time to act was yesterday; army must help manage humanitarian crisis

The movement of migrants will ensure that the coronavirus outbreak is distributed across the country. The ISBTs and inter-state border between economically well-off states and poor states have become the new hotspots

Politics

Karnataka Assembly Election: Pre-poll surveys often miss the mark in predicting tri-party contests; here's why

Such surveys, at best, can predict a trend or perception of the voting population. But pollsters, in their eagerness to predict outcome and justify their existence

Business

Budget 2018: Citizens expect urgent govt support to improve healthcare infra, finds LocalCircles survey

Government’s spending on healthcare has been coming down over years with spend in last budget being 1.2 percent of GDP.

Business

Budget 2018: Citizens demand emergency ticketing, end of VIP culture to make railways profitable

Majority of Indians want railway minister Piyush Goyal to work towards increasing safety and transparency in the Indian Railways in Budget 2018

Business

Junk the chemical fertiliser subsidy policy; it's time now to incentivise farmers for using organic fertilisers

The time has come to junk the chemical fertiliser subsidy policy in a phased manner and wean the farmer away from it

Business

Why India's timid system is proving to be a big challenge for Modi's audacious reform path

The system needs to define the real problem and makes independent choices of its own. Otherwise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to usher in reforms will be waylaid by the same lobbies that have been holding back the progress

Politics

UP Election 2017: Never mind the pollsters, here's why BJP really has the upper hand

The BJP seems to be party that every other party is fighting against. It is the BJP at one end and the strongest candidate from one of the other parties on the other end. This is the reason people have begun predicting a victory for BJP in the state.

Business

IT cos should rise above buybacks as their technology solutions are fast becoming obsolete

The crucial issue is that promoters need to take an active interest in restructuring their companies

India

Padmavati row: The real challenge with the narrative on Rani Padmini and Rajput identity

History is about facts from sources that are respected or trusted by historians. But the protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati shows that historical issues today are rarely about facts and always about inferences and ideologies.

India

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's video is not about a diet problem; it reflects a deeper malaise

The Border Security Force’s constable Tej Bahadur Yadav has done what the Central Police Organisations (CPOs) have not been able to do for years.

Business

For bargain hunting Indians, GST offers long-term digitisation benefits and not the incentives

Any change in consumer behavior that is economic over the long term does not happen without clear economic benefits

Politics

Steps to boost spending needed urgently, can't waiting till budget

The challenge is that in the short-term demonetisation is likely to have an impact on spending, trade, tourism, logistics, real estate.

Business

Demonetisation: Why RBI's Urijit Patel needs to gear up for the task

The shoddiness with which demonetization has been executed should have been the responsibility of the RBI governor.

Politics

Demonetisation is Narendra Modi's shock therapy that rewards honest taxpayer for first time

Criticism is always the lowest form of intelligence as it is an argument without a solution

Business

Decoding Indian IT after TCS, Infosys: Not just promoters' attitude, the very culture needs to change

It is the not the current top three companies that will make the change. Watch out for the dark horses which will make the leap

India

Uri terror attack: Blame must go all the way up to Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag

Now that the rhetoric of war has died down, it is time to calmly analyse what really happened at Uri

Business

From TCS to Mindtree: How Indian IT ignored warning signs at their own peril

There is pain on the way for both current and potential employees of IT companies

Politics

Cabinet reshuffle is much-needed: Modi govt has not done a lot for the farmers so far

If Modi government wants to get anything out of this cabinet reshuffle, better set of Ministers need to head two ministries.

Business

Raghuram Rajan's exit isn't the big issue, his unfinished agenda certainly is

It is not the departure of Raghuram Rajan that is the issue, but the unfinished agenda or the challenge that this country faces which is the issue

Business

Protection or promotion? Time India re-evaluates its bilateral trade agreements

The myopia of the Ministry of Finance when it comes to trade issues is visible in the draft agreement.