Opinion

Changing the game

A message arrived in my inbox last week from Kirron Kher. I don’t know her, but you can’t ignore her, so I checked it out...

Column: Vladimir Putin’s bubble bursts

The global plunge in oil prices and the falling rouble have wreaked havoc on the Russian economy

Column: Galvanising the commodities regulation

The government must clear the proposal of explicitly allowing FDI in commodities broking and trading

Caribbean Cruise

The thaw in US-Cuba relations comes at a time when interests of the two countries are shifting...

Editorial: Moving on black money

To begin with, why not release think tank reports?

Editorial: On a wing and a prayer

Must sell 15mn tonnes of FCI stock, SUUTI shares...

Column: For want of Rs 600 crore

The government should have helped out SpiceJet, it would have won itself a lot of goodwill

Column: Dismantle the minimum support price regime

Indian futures/spot markets should be used for estimating prices and enabling price discovery

Growth revival still some distance away

The wave of transformation that has swept our country this year is remarkable.

A Diocletian error

Capping bids at CIL’s Run of Mine price vitiates the entire concept of availability-based tariff and merit order dispatch in the power market.

Making Jan Dhan Yojana work

On August 15, 2014, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was announced with the objective to bring the excluded segments of the population under the formal financial system.

Spicejet: For want of Rs 600 crore

The government should have helped out Spicejet, it would have won itself a lot of goodwill...

Column: Sebi must review de-listing norms

Companies should be allowed a fair and balanced regime to “go private” on commercial considerations

Column: CAG in knots over SEZ

The auditor’s report on SEZs has no larger picture to offer for a possible course-correction

Corridors of Power: Arun Jaitley must revive the Disinvestment Commission

Needs to move away from looking at government stake-sale proceeds for bridging fiscal deficit

Bat for a better FTA play

Australia must enter the Indian defence market, leveraging its ties with the US and the UK

Column: Look beyond inflation-targeting

By not reducing policy rates, RBI is, in effect, dampening investment and, consequently, employment generation...

Infratweets: Bad news for revival

Industrial production declined sharply in October, belying hopes of economic revival.

Make in India needs a tax boost

Income-tax benefits and friendly transfer-pricing norms will help in making India a manufacturing hub...

Data cafe: Petrol cheer

As global crude oil prices slumped to a five-year low of $59.18 a barrel, oil retailers slashed the price of diesel...

Verdict corner: Does right to life give you the right to die?

Repeated recommendations by the Law Commission and long-brewing deliberations over Right to Live versus Right to Die...

Monetary policy: How much can RBI ease?

RBI may preserve headroom to close CPI-WPI divergence in moving towards medium-term, 4% inflation target

GST will boost e-commerce

Tax rules should not make a distinction between the real and the digital economy

Will cheap gas last?

The answer and nine other predictions for 2015...

Cash benefits or basic income—the next phase

Social policy reform in India is at a crucial and potentially wonderful point.

Rational Expectations: Just acchhe sitare, or more?

The Budget will be the acid test of whether the Modi government is just UPA-3 with better luck

Column: Good life possible without growth?

Valuing the good life, for the sake of itself, over economic growth doesn’t work

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