P Chidambaram

No major change likely from here. So let’s take stock of the economy

The Christmas-New Year-Pongal/ Sankranthi holidays and festivities must have rejuvenated the hard-working people of India (except members of Parliament who were called to work during many of those days!).

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Across the aisle: Countdown for Modi Government has begun, says P Chidambaram

The criticism against the 124th Amendment was it was rushed through in 48 hours without scrutiny by a parliamentary committee and without public debate.

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It is ‘fail’ on Modi government’s report card, says P Chidambaram

In an interview on January 1, 2019, Prime Minister Modi said, “No one gave the BJP any chance in Telangana and Mizoram. In Chhattisgarh, a clear mandate was given — the BJP lost. But in two states (Rajasthan and Madhya Pr

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P Chidambaram: The year ends on a sombre note

India finds itself at a stage where the question — will democracy survive in India? — looms large.

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Across the aisle: Rafale verdict & the unavoidable option

A judgment is an authority for what it decides — the ratio — and not for what may logically follow from the decision. That’s a settled principle of law.

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Across the aisle: A hundred-day journey

Congress-mukt Bharat was always a chimera. The BJP, and particularly its two leaders, Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Amit Shah, tried to sell the fatuous idea that the Congress party can and will be wiped out of the electoral map of

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Across the aisle: Constitutional values under threat during elections, writes P Chidambaram

The results of the elections will be important for the country and for the two major parties, the BJP and the Congress.

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Across The Aisle: PM Modi has lost the plot, writes P Chidambaram

Mr Narendra Modi has come a long way since 2013-14. Candidate Modi was all about vikas (development).

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Across the Aisle: Another institution is falling

Most people do not know or understand the critical role played by the central bank in the governance of a country.

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Across the aisle: The day of reckoning

The government seems to think that the accumulated reserves are too high.

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Across The Aisle: Country’s poor are left behind

The social and political conditions have made poverty worse.

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Across The Aisle: RBI Act’s Section 7 has never been invoked, that’s because its power lies in non-use

Section 7 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 reads: “The Central Government may from time to time give such directions to the Bank as it may, after consultation with the Governor of the Bank, consider necessary in the p

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Across the Aisle: Things fall apart; Centre cannot hold

The depreciation of the rupee and the rise in prices of petroleum products have created a big hole in the pockets of consumers.

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Across The Aisle: We have failed our children

One of six persons living in this world lives in India.

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Across the Aisle: In J&K, the road to disaster

J&K is polarised as never before. Jammu is at odds with the Kashmir Valley, Leh leans towards Jammu and Kargil leans towards the Valley, but both Leh and Kargil also assert their identities.

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Rafale deal: P Chidambaram’s 10 reasons why Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman should order an enquiry

The Rafale aircraft deal between the governments of India and France was announced by the Prime Minister in Paris on April 10, 2015, and an agreement was signed on September 23, 2016.

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Across the aisle: Good Aadhaar, Bad Aadhaar

Aadhaar was intended to be a unique identification number. So that, it will not — and cannot — be fabricated, duplicated or misused. Welfare States hand out money, either in the form of cash or benefits.

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Across the Aisle: Five steps to Nirvana

The government has tacitly acknowledged that the economy faces a crisis. The ‘crisis managers’ met with the Prime Minister on September 14, 2018. The governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was summoned to attend the

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Across the Aisle: A big ask in election year

After looking at data over the medium term, it appears that the foundations of macroeconomic stability of the Indian economy are becoming weaker. The trend may still be reversed and, as a concerned citizen, I hope it will be.

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Black to white magic

With the release of the RBI’s Annual Report for 2017-18, the ghost of demonetisation has come back to haunt the government of Mr Narendra Modi.

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Across the aisle: Jobs- The make or break issue

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines ‘interview’ as a face-to-face conversation between a journalist and a person of public interest.

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P Chidambaram asks government to ’emulate’ UPA policies and not ‘envy’

Reform is a word that has many meanings. It is usually associated with economic reforms, but there are reforms outside the economy that are as important as economic reforms and, in their own way, reinforce economic reforms, h

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Across the aisle: Mr AB Vajpayee, RIP

Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, passed away last Thursday after a long battle with illness. He started his political career as a swayamsevak, remained a member of the Jana Sangh until its merger in the Janata Party, founded the

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Across the aisle: First anarchy, now autarky

There is a vast difference between being market-friendly and business-friendly.


Across the aisle: Engaging with Mr Imran Khan

India must press Pakistan on matters that the two countries can address regardless of the issue of J&K.

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Across the AISLE: Debate, questions, but no answers

On Friday, July 20, the government reluctantly agreed to a debate on a motion of no-confidence, the first such motion in the four years and two months of the Narendra Modi government.

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Across The Aisle: France wins honours, Croatia wins hearts

On its way to the final, Croatia beat Nigeria, Argentina, Iceland, Denmark, Russia, England and drew with Switzerland. Other examples of small but prosperous countries are Iceland, Austria, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand.

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