The changes to the passport are confusing and, in the case of the proposed colour-coding, discriminatory even
Unless the political leadership realises that Investors must earn returns commensurate with the risk, India will not succeed in developing its oil & gas reserves
No amount of regulation would be able to stop the brilliant concept whose time has come
The govt’s stance that property brokerage services are not real estate biz and hence are eligible for 100% automatic-route FDI would pave way for JVs with MNCs
Though Parliament passed the Whistle Blowers Protection Act in 2014, it is yet to be operationally disseminated in states
On March 26, 2017, I had written a column titled ‘Celebrating Gods, Neglecting Children’. I had said “Our idea of human resource development is minus child development, minus child health and minus child nutrition’.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who once saw Narendra Modi as a rival, seems to have worked out a comfortable understanding with both the Prime Minister and BJP president Amit Shah.
By the time this column goes to print, Alexis Sanchez could very likely be a Manchester United player (save a last-minute collapse), while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is joining Arsenal in a swap deal.
While Apr-Nov exports grew 11%, imports grew 22%—apart from other issues, implies local supply-chains still hit
Why have a central-censor if state govts overrule it?
Digital transactions in India crossing 1 bn is great, but govt must do more to get to its ‘25 bn in 2018-19’ goal
The implied savings estimates for India, derived from Piketty estimates of income distribution, do not conform to any known model of savings behaviour
Increasing SME cross-border activities across India and ASEAN will help in boosting mutual economic growth and development
The latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for rural students shows that just 43% of students in the 14-18 age group can do a simple division and a fourth of these students can’t read class II-level text.
A 5% VAT in one means all deals will leave paper trails &, in the other, bank account details will be passed on to India
Tax policy needs to support buyers, not penalise them
Now that Haj subsidy over, logical that govt-spend on Kumbh etc be stopped, but the argument has many facets
In Ron Howard’s 2005 drama, Cinderella Man, there is a powerful scene—Joe Gould (played by Paul Giamatti), the manager of washed-up boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) is compelled to let the latter’s wife, Mae (Renée Zellweger), into his house.
Does the superstar have plans to create jobs, bring in big-ticket investments? People no longer want leaders who will simply wipe the tears of the poor. They want much more
In India, 67% of term deposit accounts are of less than Rs1 lakh. Even if any bank ever fails, it would not affect small depositors, as it is covered through insurance
Given the employment benefits from housing construction, apart from the fact that several million houses will get constructed, the scheme is a welcome one, and not just from the point of view of the votes this will help attract.
Getting a higher GER, of course, cannot simply be achieved by freeing up universities—it requires a considerable step up in the levels of school education.
Packets with 12 cigarettes were also treated as illegal as India has only packs of 10 and 20. The study analysed 11,063 empty packets collected from 1,727 retailers and found just 2.73% could be classified as illegal.
Looking beyond rain shocks, core inflation (adjusted for food, fuel and the Center’s HRA hikes) remains a very reasonable 4% with surplus capacity constraining pricing power.
Technicalities and details apart, the question is whether the 100th satellite launch should be considered a milestone in India’s space journey, which started with the launch of Nike-Apache Sounding rockets from Thumba way back in 1963, or is this just another feather in ISRO’s hat?
One of the most important but overlooked features of securitisation market, especially in emerging markets, is its ability to build inclusive financial systems that bring affordable credit to unbanked segments.
The NDA government initiated steps in October 2014 to rationalise labour rules by announcing two major schemes—unified labour and industrial portal, and labour inspection scheme—to bring transparency in inspection and use of rules