Opinion

A year to do the hard yards

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

Column: Don’t fudge the minimum wage

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

Infratweets: A lease of life for PPPs

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

Time to push wheat exports at better prices

With export duty, Russian wheat shipments off the radar

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

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

Make in India essentials

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

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

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: India’s battle of ideas

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

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 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

Challenge with Gesturism

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

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

‘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...

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.

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...

Weighty Issue

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

Editorial: Equity culture

Cutting mutual fund commission worsens matters...

Editorial: Economically illiterate

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

Data Drive: The missing equity

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

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.

Data Bait

Indian smartphone users should not think of the bait of cheap or free data services as a free meal

Editorial: Food for thought

Latest NSS data adds to evidence against food Act

Oil price: boom, bust and boom again

At current prices, a significant amount of high-cost non-OPEC oil production will have to be stopped, making the bust in oil prices short-lived

GST: Unified tax, myriad challenges

Concerns have been raised on whether the Centre has caved in too far to the demands of the states

The need to align with global reality

It is anticipated that the domain of ‘investments’ may be further tapered to exclude short-term foreign institutional investments from the scope of BITs

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