P Chidambaram

Articles By P Chidambaram

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China broke decades-long peace under PM Modi’s watch, writes P Chidambaram

The relations between the two countries have changed dramatically in a matter of months. At the Wuhan Summit on April 28, 2018, the joint statement devoted only one paragraph to the border question.

Custodial death: Jeyaraj and Bennix shouldn’t have been remanded to any custody, writes P Chidambaram

It is our callousness towards that inviolable right called 'liberty' and our ignorance about how liberty is eroded that lead to a George Floyd moment in Minnesota, US, or a Jeyaraj and Bennix moment in Tamil Nadu, India.

Villagers in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin stage protest against the death of Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks (PTI Image)

Covid-19: Everything is surrounded by gloom and uncertainty. Do you see green shoots of economic revival?

Demand is still abysmally low, hitting the Manufacturing and Services sectors very hard. People are hoarding cash. Year-on- year, currency in circulation has risen 14%. The reasons are two: one, fear of Covid infection and th

Ladakh face-off: Chinese are applying Doklam lesson to Galwan Valley, writes P Chidambaram

Mr Modi's dream that the 21st century will be a China-India led Asian century is practically over. It is obvious that Mr Modi did not take a correct measure of Mr Xi. Whether Mr Xi took a correct measure of Mr Modi is a matte

Ladakh face-off: Dragon invites elephant to dance, writes P Chidambaram

Despite Wuhan (2018) and Mahabalipuram (2019), Prime Minister Modi and President Xi do not share a warm personal relationship. Mr Xi is the only leader whom Mr Modi does not greet with an embrace.

Axe your current economic advisers, bring in new team: Chidambaram to PM Modi

It is elementary economics that income alone - money in people's hands - will revive demand; demand will spur supply and production; production will bring back jobs and incentivise investment; and all of these will revive gro

Supreme Court must not flinch from its duty, not ever: P Chidambaram

The point of this column is that the Supreme Court's resolve to be the sentinel on the qui vive will be tested again and again. The Court must not flinch from its duty, not ever.

Across the Aisle by P Chidambaram: Spend, borrow, monetize

The Modi government has one last chance. It must get off its horse named 'Ostrich' and Spend, Borrow and Monetize. Otherwise, the people will never forget or forgive the Modi government for setting India's economy back by at

Post Lockdown 1.0, every decision of the government has proved questionable in terms of the outcomes.

Across the Aisle by P Chidambaram: The Rs 20-lakh-crore whodunit

Absent additional borrowing, there will be no fiscal stimulus to stimulate demand in the economy. The Rs 20 lakh crore will be another jumla. We will be self-reliant (Atma Nirbhar) in jumlas.

Shops opened after around 40 days of lockdown, imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic Express Photo

After lockdown 3.0, more or end? Another lockdown will lead to a complete collapse of economy that is already tottering

The colour-zoning of India (red, orange and green) and the limited relaxations with several caveats have not helped re-start economic activity.

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Across The Aisle: Imagination is everything in war against reality

On May 3, the governments would have got 40 days time to do those things; the question is, do governments need more time?

Trains sit idle at New Delhi railway station amid the lockdown (Bloomberg image)

Across The Aisle: Hoarding government, starving people

The worst fate that can befall a person is being locked down, alone or with his family, with no money and no food.

Across the aisle: P Chidambaram writes about survival, revival after Coronavirus crisis

In such an extraordinary situation, there can be only one leader in each country, and that is the President or the Prime Minister or a despot masquerading as a popular leader.

Health workers collect throat swabs for Covid-19 test from residents of a colony in Mahim, Mumbai (Express photo)

Across the Aisle: Remonetise the poor

The cost will be a maximum of Rs 65,000 crore — absolutely affordable, perfectly feasible, fiscally prudent, economically justified and socially imperative.

A rickshaw puller during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Old Delhi (PTI)

Across the Aisle: Now, everyone is in prison

COVID-19 cannot be stopped at the borders of a country, it respects no national borders, and it does not discriminate on grounds of religion, caste, race, sex, and place of birth.

US President Donald Trump speaks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan (File Photo: REUTERS)

Across The Aisle: Govt’s steps to fight COVID19 are timid half measures, yet welcome

The Financial Action Plan (FAP) announced by the Finance Minister consisted of timid half-measures and was certainly not comprehensive.

People stand outside a pharmacy to buy medicines during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Jammu (PTI photo)

OPINION | Fighting COVID-19 and beyond – by P Chidambaram

The government has been busy with video conferences; repatriating Indians from affected countries; and issuing advisories on hand washing, covering one’s nose and mouth, and  wearing masks.

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Not banking but buccaneering: The Yes Bank story is not over

The bank can lend only the remaining amount and earn interest (interest income). Even that amount is capped by what is known as the CRAR or Capital to Risk (Weighted) Assets Ratio, commonly known as the Capital Adequacy Ratio

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Coronavirus: No reason to panic at this stage but there is reason to worry, writes Chidambaram

The lesson from other countries is that once the virus is detected in an individual, the number affected gallops by the day. In India, it has spurted from one to two to six to 30 in a matter of three days.

People with symptoms queue outside a Novel Coronavirus facilitation centre at RML Hospital in New Delhi (Express Photo)

Delhi violence: A calamity foretold, writes P Chidamabaram

The government says that the NPR is a benign exercise and the CAA is in the national interest, and the two are unconnected. It is beyond comprehension how some people can swallow this puerile argument.

Modi govt’s favourite words -‘national interest’ – do not signal correctness, but finality

Demonetisation was in national interest, the government asserted repeatedly.

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Constitution is violated when right-wing leaders divide people on religious grounds: P Chidambaram

Since the BJP was voted back to power in May 2019, many Indians have been persuaded to believe that the integrity of India is in danger and there are groups that are working actively to break up the country.

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Across the aisle: Budget 2020 like a movie that bombed on opening day

Budget 2020 India: If the FM did not heed the advice of the CEA or the economists or yield to the demands of businesspersons, it was because of the following reasons:

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Budget 2020: Govt has refused to look at serious reform measures, writes P Chidambaram

Union Budget 2020 India: It is a matter of grave doubt if the BJP government has an underlying economic philosophy at all.

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Budget 2020: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, says P Chidambaram

Budget 2020 India: It cannot define its relationship with the RBI and determine how the two can maintain financial stability, promote growth and contain inflation.

Jammu and Kashmir: More could have been done by the Court, says P Chidambaram

On August 5, 2019, Constitutional Order 272 was issued by the President stripping J&K of its special status and applying all the provisions of the Constitution of India to the proposed Union Territories.

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Youth have sensed something is terribly wrong the way country is being governed: P Chidambaram

The ferment that we witness in the campuses of Indian universities and colleges bears a striking resemblance to the events of 1968.

Protesters raise slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Bengaluru (PTI Image)
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