Opinion

Over the top: Shubhankar Sharma’s miss in CIMB Classic is nothing to be worried about – all he needs is a little break

Yes, Shubhankar Sharma missed out in Malaysia. And that’s okay. We need to give the kid a break.

New national education policy may remain an unfinished agenda of Modi government before 2019 elections

Kasturirangan panel must break with the dogmas of the past, keep changing global realities in mind.

Reassessing poverty: World Bank report shows individual-level data can increase efficiency of poverty-alleviation programmes

Poverty assessments focus on households, never the individual. So, a person automatically gets classified as either poor or non-poor based on the poverty status of the household to which she belongs.

Is there space for more commodity exchanges?

Traders would prefer to trade on a single exchange as this lowers the bid-ask spread and impact costs, making the existence of another exchange unviable.

Japan’s historical muddle in Northeast peninsula: Naomi Osaka, Denny Tamaki, Priyanka Yoshikawa open Pandora’s box

Japan’s Naomi Osaka, Denny Tamaki and Priyanka Yoshikawa open a Pandora’s box.

Bonds over bank credit? corporate bond market dominated by private placements

While bank loan growth has improved to 14% y-o-y in Q2FY19, from 7% in Q2FY18, going ahead, it could slow down to less than 10% as mutual funds (MFs) find it hard to finance housing finance companies

Why India should let go its MSP plan and adopt per-acre cash payments for farmers

Though it is early days yet, it is clear the government’s plan to woo farmers by promising them a minimum support price (MSP) that equals at least 1.5 times their A2+FL costs is not working.

Age of innuendo: Fake news, repeated often enough, could become the new default

Fake news, repeated often enough, could become the new default.

Farmer distress: Why NITI Aayog’s cashback proposal for Fasal Bima Yojana is a bad idea

NITI Aayog has proposed that 75% of the premium paid by farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) will be returned to them if they don’t file claims for crop damages for four-si

Defence production: How HAL can counter pessimistic narrative and demonstrate more competence

While HAL has demonstrated technological and production competence, it may not survive the Centre's pessimism if it doesn't counter this narrative.

Bringing Indian Railways back on track: Reasons behind its bad financial health and how it can optimise fare pricing

One of the reasons for the Indian Railways’ bad financial health is its suboptimal fare pricing. Recent pricing policy decisions have added to the Railways’ problems. The willingness-to-pay survey

Future of hedging: Indian Accounting Standards a giant leap forward in commodity risk management

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”— William Poll

Revealed! India is digital gaming’s best kept secret, to have over 300 million digital gamers by 2021

Gaming, as an industry, has enormous potential that gaming companies, advertisers, retailers and promoters are looking to make the most of.

PM Narendra Modi can learn these lessons from Cairn on raising oil output

Don’t hound investors, especially those who have delivered so much, ensure policies are attractive to raise oil/gas production.

Disaster management: Government must allocate funds but needs to address recurring implementation challenges

A panel of state finance ministers formed to recommend ways to mobilise funding for natural calamities and disasters has sought the view of the GST Council on whether a disaster cess/tax should be imp

Coal shortage hits power sector again; how India can get its production right

By convincing states of the value proposition of increased production, the record production of Fy15 & Fy16 can be emulated.

Infra sector gets technology boost, project costs expected to be reduced by 20%

Penetration of technology is expected to result in almost 20% reduction in life-cycle costs of a project.

How employers can create right atmosphere to get women into employment

The social entrepreneur, and founder & president of Avtar Career Creators, shares with Sushila Ravindranath that the government has to work hand-in-hand with both large and small companies, including

With a war chest of funds, NIIF must act to get more investments

Equipped with an enviable war chest of funds, NIIF must seek out investment opportunities on a war footing.

Ayushman Bharat-NHPS: Are package rates giving preference to affordability over quality healthcare?

With Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, the healthcare sector is expected to witness a makeover.

Why ailing PSUs, working as ‘instrumentality of state’, can never recover or work freely

Finance minister Arun Jaitley did well to say, at a recent event organised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), that it was time the country revisited the legal regime for PSUs, to e

Weak rupee fails to bring cheer to exports, structural reforms needed

A study by Axis Bank showed that, while India has moved up the value chain in the US market, the unit value of exports was similar to that of Vietnam in 2012; today, Vietnamese exports command a premi

Polio vaccine contamination: Government needs to fix drugs procurement policy for public health

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) needs to handle the re-emergence of a polio-virus strain long believed to have been eradicated with a much larger degree of deftness than it is

Domestic infrastructure: Fix land and labour related regulatory hurdles to boost growth

With slowing world growth, the falling ` won’t help. improve domestic infra, ease the regulatory hurdles in acquiring land and hiring labour

Why monsoon-dependent Indian economy needs climate-sensitive budgeting

Statistics show that 65% of the net sown area constitutes rain-fed crops, demonstrating the over-reliance on monsoons for crop growth.

Rupee at 79 against dollar: Worsening CAD and FPI outflows from India to trigger further slide

RBI can probably spend about $50 billion more before FX reserves dip into the IMF’s Assessing Reserve Adequacy (ARA) range (100-150% of the metric).

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