Opinion

Column: Rethinking budget calculations

Keep out disinvestment proceeds from fiscal calculations and have a conservative growth target

Column: Rethinking budget calculations

Column: Dhoondte reh jaoge

Like the Surf user looking for stains, you will be hard pressed to get decent internet speeds

Column: Dhoondte reh jaoge

Speeding up justice delivery

In furtherance to the Modi government’s efforts to create a conducive investment climate and implementation of judicial reforms on fast track...

Speeding up justice delivery

Budget: High stakes, ambitious targets

While the mega stake sale in Coal India and ONGC is still uncertain, the government appears set to miss the R52,000 crore...

Budget: High stakes, ambitious targets

Infratweets: Railways on fast track

The Land Ordinance has not only eased acquisition process of land for large projects but has also brought in social infrastructure like education and healthcare within the definition of public purpose

Infratweets: Railways on fast track

Tackling India’s shrinking youth bulge

Between 2012 and 2022, the share of population aged 15-29 years in the working age group will decline from 45.3% to 40%...

Tackling India’s shrinking youth bulge

Editorial: Capping performing wells

Delaying field extensions makes little sense

Editorial: Capping performing wells

Editorial: In black and white

FDI limits in media should be hiked

Editorial: In black and white

Column: Budgeting for fiscal consolidation

A reform of the budgetary process with better forecasting and a transition towards accrual accounting is needed

Column: Budgeting for fiscal consolidation

Goods and services tax: Place-of-supply rules need more clarity

Unless a standard IGST rate is mandated for interstate supplies, every seller has to factor in State GST rates and provisions of all destination states

Goods and services tax: Place-of-supply rules need more clarity

Smart cities: Is the policy smart enough?

The government’s Smart Cities initiative is a good one to showcase the importance of cities and their contribution to economic growth.

Smart cities: Is the policy smart enough?

Union Budget: The subsidy knot

The Budget for FY16 is set to be a landmark Budget in several ways. It is expected to not only draw the tax policy roadmap for the remaining...

Union Budget: The subsidy knot

MFIs crucial enforcers of inclusion

Of the two vital ideas that were formulated by our founding fathers, unity in diversity and equality of status and opportunity, we can justifiably...

MFIs crucial enforcers of inclusion

Editorial: Wind up the Trai

Remove the fiction of independent decision-making

Editorial: Wind up the Trai

Editorial: Keep hiking oil duties

Tax collections have collapsed, have to be recouped

Editorial: Keep hiking oil duties

Column: What are we betting on?

Inclusive growth and avoiding policy mistakes & market accidents are great goals, but nowhere near achievable

Column: What are we betting on?

Column: Air India clipping private players’ wings

Since AI’s losses, including from slashing fares, is back-stopped by a govt guarantee, it leads to unfair competition...

Column: Air India clipping private players’ wings

Getting better FDI

Investment policies must facilitate domestic development and overall economic objectives while ensuring that the WTO rules are not avoided

Getting better FDI

Time for an Indian trade facilitation committee

Not only is such a committee now a requirement for WTO members, it could also streamline trade processes for maximum efficiency

Time for an Indian trade facilitation committee

Dream a weaponless world

“If the world had no weapons, what would have been positive and negative today?” I asked a few of my...

Dream a weaponless world

Golf’s own country

From the picturesque Goa Golf Greens to the remarkable RSGC overlooking the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India’s fascinating cross-section of layouts ranges from modern parklands to one-of-a-kind oddities

Golf’s own country

‘In 2017, we can launch campaign to reclaim power at Centre. Then Rahul’s capacity will be tested’

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Manoj CG of The Indian Express, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat...

‘In 2017, we can launch campaign to reclaim power at Centre. Then Rahul’s capacity will be tested’

Failing the quality test

While school enrollment levels in the country are at 96% for the 6-14 age group...

Failing the quality test

Raghuram G Rajan: A central banker in the defence mode

While Raghuram Rajan is still concerned about price increases, Modi’s political base is not. Rajan’s dilemma is to decide if industry’s need for lower rates outweighs concerns over inflation

RBI, RBI projects, RBI big projects, RBI banks News

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

Column: Once a promoter, always a promoter?

The idea of control, as viewed by Sebi, seems to be moving away from rights tied solely to the holding of equity

Column: Once a promoter, always a promoter?

Letters to the editor: Fixing public sector banks

This is in reference to the column ‘Fixing public sector banks’ (January 16).

Letters to the editor: Fixing public sector banks
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