Surjit S Bhalla

Articles By Surjit S Bhalla

151 Articles

Column: One Giant Step for India

This Budget will be judged as the second-most important Budget in Indian history

Column: One Giant Step for India

Column: No Proof Required – No such thing as free water

The AAP should scrap its ‘free water for all’ policy and target the localities with no access to piped water instead

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Paanch saal Arvind Kejriwal ki AAP: Delhi ko gussa kyon aaya

Narendra Modi should not see the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) victory as relevant only for Delhi; Arvind Kejriwal should not see it as mattering beyond Delhi

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Column: No Proof Required – CSO’s Believe It or Not!

The miraculous FY14 growth has essentially come from artificially lowering the numbers for FY13

Column: No Proof Required – CSO’s Believe It or Not!

No Proof Required: Battle for Delhi – Advantage BJP

If the AAP is not able to get more than 20 seats, will that be the beginning of the end for the AAP?

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No Proof Required – Repo rate cut in 2015: 200 bps

Most rate cut forecasts are out of sync with the underlying trend of inflation (and growth) in India or the world

No Proof Required – Repo rate cut in 2015: 200 bps

Column: Why ignorance is not bliss

Most expert views in India are in fact an ex-post opinion for every ex-ante fact

Column: Why ignorance is not bliss

India’s great inflation decline—a whodunit

It is not the oil price decline, nor decline in metals prices, nor decline in food prices. So what explains India’s great inflation decline?

India’s great inflation decline—a whodunit

Welcome to the New World

Given ALL the QEs And Fiscal Deficit policies Across the Globe caused no flutter in prices, it is time now for all monetarists and fiscal hawks to call it a day

Welcome to the New World

Column: Why no applause for reform Modi

The important has been replaced by the irrelevant; a consequence of BJP/RSS distractions on non-policy issues...

Column: Why no applause for reform Modi

Column: Do not reform NREGA, junk it

Cash transfers are the best way to help the poor. To implement this, the govt has to junk corrupt schemes like NREGA

Column: Do not reform NREGA, junk it

Modi: Course correction needed

Time for Modi to be the Modi the Indian polity voted for

Modi: Course correction needed

Column: RBI – Go on, do a Volcker, please

If Volcker were the RBI governor, he would cut rates aggressively—starting today

Column: RBI – Go on, do a Volcker, please

Column: Who does inflation-targeting target?

Little evidence that inflation-targeting helps reduce inflation. But targeting helps checkmate irresponsible leaders

Column: Who does inflation-targeting target?

RBI: A cut in time saves nine

Delay in cutting interest rates would imply that the RBI is looking to bet on a horse after it has won the race.

RBI: A cut in time saves nine

Column: The corruption must go on

PDS or NREGA, no matter what ‘in the name of the poor’ scheme you cook up, the poor get less than 15%

Column: The corruption must go on