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.
Modi has been talking more about the poor than about business, even though business is most gung-ho about his prime ministership. What's going on? The answer: he is getting his political-economic mix right
Honeymoons are shortening for central governments. The next government formed after May 2014 will face huge problems if it does not drive its economic agenda quickly - maybe within the first 90 days
The UPA's actions in the last year suggest not an effort to put the economy back on rails, but to damage it further
The fall in inflation, and the drop in oil prices, if they continue, will benefit the UPA in the next elections. It will also enable the government to spend more on freebies
The economic philosophy that Rahul Gandhi outlined represents an unwillingness or incapacity to learn from the fact that these are ideas that have consistently failed in the past.
The credit-fuelled China's economy is so overleveraged that a great deleveraging is the only way out. The pyramid of credit is cracking and will collapse as the underlying economy is withering.
Time magazine's characterisation of Manmohan Singh as an 'underachiever' is flawed. The man has risen way above the station in life that he was fated for.
India's econmic future depends on whether Manmohan Singh resists Sonia's efforts to use the exchequer to get her son the top job in 2014.
Industrial sectors that depend on governmental policy are withering; those that have managed to stay reasonably out of reach of red tape are doing relatively better.
Some of us derived vicarious pleasure when the US and European economies went into a skid. But no one is really immune. Today's world is a riot of slipping economic models.
The Food Security Bill is badly conceived, poorly timed - and could prove economically ruinous. It betrays a regressive mentality that sees the government as a charitable organisation.
Some 12 countries, accounting for 50 percent of the world's economy, will see leadership transitions in 2012. More than in any recent year, politics will drive the markets.
Godrej said that unlike the first letter, written in January, the purpose of writing this time was to bring transparency in government proceedings and move forward on tackling corruption.
The crisis in global capitalism is the result of building walls between markets - especially the market for labour of all kinds. Freer immigration laws will free all economies from the tyranny of demography
Prophets of Economic Doom have it rough. Even if their prediction about the biggest recession in a generation has been proved right, there are sceptics tilting at them and not heeding their warnings.
Having followed the economic reforms for two decades Raghav Bahl, founder of TV18 (now Network18) assess what's worked and what's not.