Surjit S Bhalla

Articles By Surjit S Bhalla

150 Articles

From sex, education to FBI, here are pointers to an easy Hillary Clinton victory

Considerations of ethnicity, sex, and education—and FBI director Comey—point to an easy victory for Clinton.

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Pakistani artistes’ row: Save us from patriots

We should realise that exchanges of culture with Pakistan is what binds together the twins separated at birth

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When “liberals” are not liberal

When even a Pakistan has banned triple talaq, our “liberals” are arguing against a uniform civil code being introduced

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US presidential election: Double-digit win for Hillary Clinton

In my earlier article (goo.gl/ADvyPX), I had said that Hillary Clinton will win by a 9% margin. I think that is an under-estimate.

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Column: Blind men in search of inflation

For the last few years, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has provided advice to RBI on the setting of policy (repo) rates.

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Evaluating Raghuram Rajan: Inflation has plunged during RBI Guv tenure

No matter what the criteria, inflation has dropped by a large magnitude during Raghuram Rajan’s tenure as Governor

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Will Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump to become President of the USA? Find out here

There are no moral or sexist judgments here—just plain reality checks. This is the age of women, and the century of women around the world, developed and developing

Will Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump to become President of the USA? Find out here

How Congress loss in 2014 laid foundation for some myths

There is a reason why some myths never die—they are not allowed to. But who would want to do that—obviously, someone with deep interest in the falsehood

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Message to BJP: Take the moral high ground in UP Elections

With good rainfall, the gods’ message to the BJP is: Take the moral high ground in the UP polls, and win with honour

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Debate on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan welcome, but not Trump-like attacks

A debate on Rajan’s reappointment is welcome as long as it is on performance and merit, not Trump-like attacks

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If monsoon is as expected, first 3 years of Modi could possibly be best three years ever. Read Surjit Bhalla column

If Monsoon 2016 is as expected, the first three years of Modi will be the best three since 1996

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Assembly elections 2016: Voter now focused on development, not caste, religion or dynasty

The voter is now focused on development, rather than the math of caste, creed, dynasty or religion

Assembly elections 2016: Voter now focused on development, not caste, religion or dynasty

State polls 2016: Is it the end of road for Congress if it loses all 4 states?

If Congress+ loses in all four states, then the political dialogue will shift towards discussing the end of the Congress era

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Consumer inflation is lower than what is stated? Yes, it is argues Surjit Bhalla

After corrections, CPI inflation in India in FY16 was 3.8%, a full 110 bps below the official estimate of 4.9%

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Did AAP govt pay surge pricing for more buses?

Those paying exorbitant surge prices for buses for 13 days shouldn’t object to occasional surge pricing for cabs

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Stop questioning the new GDP data, now RBI has also given its seal of approval

With RBI seal of approval for new GDP data, we can move on to more challenging appraisals of the Indian economy

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Opinion: IPL water controversy proves common senses least common among TV anchors

The IPL water controversy proves that common sense is least common amongst TV anchors and politicians

Opinion: IPL water controversy proves common senses least common among TV anchors

Column: Narendra Modi’s ghar wapsi – Return of vikas

By not responding to the Congress’s provocation—that RSS is like ISIS—the BJP is showing that it is learning to lead

Column: Narendra Modi’s ghar wapsi – Return of vikas

Column: Modi govt, best for fiscal discipline

Budget 2016-17 should be regarded as one of the best, perhaps the best, since 1996

Column: Modi govt, best for fiscal discipline

Aadhaar Bill: No Proof Required; Fiddling while Rome is built

The Aadhaar Bill is possibly one of the most transformative economic reform legislations introduced in India

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Column: Believe it—the GDP data is right!

Those who questioned GDP data owe apologies to CSO for doubting its authenticity & the integrity of the statisticians.

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No Proof Required: Deconstructing anti-nationalism

Everybody may pontificate what they want as long as there isn’t a crime involved, and mere words don’t constitute a crime

No Proof Required: Deconstructing anti-nationalism

No Proof Required: NREGA does not help the poor

India’s poverty debate needs to focus more on helping the poor than artificially bleeding for their plight

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Column: Tax data and Piketty inequality

Piketty is likely to be grossly wrong in his speculation about Indian inequality being among the worst in the world

Column: Tax data and Piketty inequality

Column: Jaago aur jaagte raho

The GDP price deflator is negative, personal consumption deflator at a record low. Yet, pulses don’t allow a rate cut

Column: Jaago aur jaagte raho

No Proof Required: Incredible ‘intolerant’ India

PM Narendra Modi, give us back our Christmas. Good governance is in actions, not in ‘abolishing’ religious holidays of minorities

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Column | No Proof Required: No time for caste reservations

The Muslims are the biggest losers from reservation, the policy that RSS’s Bhagwat rightly wants reviewed

Column | No Proof Required: No time for caste reservations