Opinion

Will the real Narendra Modi surface again?

For the dark clouds to lift, the few good decisions taken by Modi are not enough. Here's to a lot more

Will the real Narendra Modi surface again?

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

Not enough of a market, but plenty of market cap

Though top line didn’t rise by much, India Inc soldiered on, paring debt where it could by selling assets, But Not by much. some used the opportunity to buy

Not enough of a market, but plenty of market cap

The return of optimism

Despite the misses, 2014 saw a tremendous build-up of expectations from the Modi government. Now, it should initiate its reforms agenda, via Budget 2015

The return of optimism

Strong administrative structure must precede GST implementation

The increasing use of Aadhaar-based direct benefit transfer and the proposed GST are the key reforms that presage good growth. However, the kinks in GST must be removed

Strong administrative structure must precede GST implementation

A year to do the hard yards

Most major economies, except the US, are struggling. we must rely on domestic demand to lift growth

A year to do the hard yards

Column: Don’t fudge the minimum wage

The new national minimum wage will steal power from chief ministers and murder Make-in-India

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Infratweets: A lease of life for PPPs

The government has decided to forge ahead with reforms in the key sectors of coal and insurance.

Infratweets: A lease of life for PPPs

Time to push wheat exports at better prices

With export duty, Russian wheat shipments off the radar

Time to push wheat exports at better prices

The highway for job creation and rapid growth

Progress in the manufacturing sector holds the key to leveraging India’s demographic dividend of the world’s largest pool of educated young jobseekers

The highway for job creation and rapid growth

Column: The right way to Make in India

The govt must retain the present prices for petro products and use the resulting surplus for capital expenditures

Column: The right way to Make in India

Make in India essentials

Labour taxes, infrastructure and the business environment appear to be binding constraints on the revival of India’s manufacturing sector

Make in India essentials

Implementing the right to public services

Many states have entered into performance-based contracts or fee-based arrangements with private players to strengthen service delivery

Implementing the right to public services

Column: Tidings of comfort

2014 was a year in which the US federal government showed that it can do some important things very well

Column: Tidings of comfort

Column: India’s battle of ideas

The new government understands what needs to be done to combine ideas of modernisation with mass welfare

Column: India’s battle of ideas

The art of dance

One of the superstars in the classical dance firmament tells Sushila Ravindranath that though people today are learning dance through DVDs, Skype and so on, there is no alternative to learning from a

The art of dance

The tunes of 2014

The year saw the emergence of Narendra Modi as the prime minister, and the song Rock You Like a Hurricane would best describe the setting

The tunes of 2014

Challenge with Gesturism

When we are born we unconsciously make gestures, our whole life goes with gestures at every moment...

Challenge with Gesturism

Football revolution

With the recently-concluded Indian Super League ushering in a wind of change in Indian football, the ‘sleeping giant’ is waking up from its slumber. It just needs the right direction

Football revolution

‘2015 will see rivals like SP, BSP, TMC, Left join hands if they avoid oneupmanship’

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Abantika Ghosh of The Indian Express, Trinamool MP...

‘2015 will see rivals like SP, BSP, TMC, Left join hands if they avoid oneupmanship’

Letters to the editor: Sangh needs to sort priorities

Very unfortunately for India, the development plank is being repudiated and replaced by a conversion campaign.

Letters to the editor: Sangh needs to sort priorities

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

Weighty Issue

Obesity is fast evolving as a global challenge with great costs...

Weighty Issue

Editorial: Equity culture

Cutting mutual fund commission worsens matters...

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Editorial: Economically illiterate

Price caps on airline tickets are a bad idea...

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Data Drive: The missing equity

Most households in India prefer to invest in physical assets like land and building.

Data Drive: The missing equity

Bollywood fails to find movie magic in 2014

Films like Shaukeens, Action Jackson and Jai Ho, all of which had big stars at the helm, failed to score, while smaller ones like Queen and Hasee toh Phasee were well-received.

Bollywood fails to find movie magic in 2014
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