The Supreme Court bench was aware of the political minefield it was treading. Hence, the unanimity as well as the anonymity, both devices preserving the names of individual justices from appearing in public. But there have be
Historically, Indians have never looked Eastwards. They do not think they are Asians. Sir William Jones discovered in the late Eighteenth century (while he was the judge for East India Company’s Law Courts) that Sanskrit ha
In the short run, the government must re-examine whether its revenue projections for GST make sense given the many effective cuts in the rates paid either due to consolidation of categories, which is an effective tax rate cu
Let us look at the numbers at stake. In any such statistical exercise, it is routine to say plus, minus 5%. The number excluded is 5% of the total. Statisticians would dismiss these numbers as random measurement errors.
Economic data are subject to large measurement errors. So, 5% is really somewhere between 4% and 6%. Those who fancy they are driving the economy have fuzzy, steamed-up front-view, but even their rear-view mirror is hazy.
The ideological core of the BJP cares nothing about economics. It wants to build a Hindu Rashtra and along that path, they have marked goals such as Ram Mandir, Gau Raksha, Hinduisation of the education curriculum, putting Hi
The difference between the two sides is not so much in economic ideology but in execution of programmes. Modi has been criticised for over-promising but he has not underachieved relative to the UPA-II.