Edits & Columns

RBI vs GoI dispute: Historically, autonomy is not a privilege but a matter of right

The whole relationship between the government and RBI needs to evolve out of its historical settings where its autonomy is not seen as a privilege but a matter of right

Content Censorship: OTT players not legally bound to regulate/censor content, but they are doing so

Despite not being legally bound to regulate/censor content, OTT players have been doing so till now.

RBI vs GoI: Neither Reserve Bank nor the government have done an ideal job of managing the economy

Neither RBI nor the central government has been doing an ideal job of managing key aspects of the economy. If RBI failed in bank regulation when bad loans were being made, the government’s failure t

Climate change impact on moong farmers

Moong farmers in India have sown 34.36 lakh hectares in the current kharif sowing season, and there is an increase over the previous period by 2.37 lakh hectares.

How to make rural e-commerce work? It needs more than just mobile-first

While mobile-first is a good strategy, it cannot be the only strategy to serve rural markets where lack of trust is the biggest challenge for transacting online

Courts must punish false evidence: Bibek Debroy, Chairman, EAC to the PM

In the second, the Court tells us perjury has assumed alarming propositions.

Tremendous surge in data traffic but enough spectrum not available at affordable prices

There is tremendous surge in data traffic but enough spectrum is not available at affordable prices, so the operators are struggling to manage quality and capacity.

RBI unlikely to raise rates as food deflation takes CPI to a 13-month low

Food deflation takes CPI to a 13-month low and, with oil prices also softening, FY19 inflation will be in 4-4.5% range.

Sebi still soft on raters: How did raters get away with downgrading IL&FS overnight?

How did raters get away with downgrading IL&FS overnight?

Tribute: ‘Smilin’ Stan’ was more than just an artist and comic superhero creator

‘Smilin’ Stan’ was more than just an artist and comic superhero creator—he’s a larger-than-life piece of iconic art himself

Managing compliances in real estate sector is high rise and high risk

With increased globalisation in the real estate sector, an increasing number of foreign players are making or looking to make a foray into India.

Mafia in education sector: Can’t let corruption kill the future of India

We have to rein-in the mafias that operate in B.Ed and elementary education colleges, in examination centres, in publishing, and even in the private school sector

Why is govt avoiding money markets? Govt can’t ask corporate borrowers to increase their borrowings from bond markets

The second issue is why is the government displaying an almost desperate attempt to appropriate the reserves?

Modi Mantra: Expanding road, railway and river networks to help boost GDP growth via increased productivity

Along with Piyush Goyal, the work on expanding road, railway and river networks will help boost GDP growth via increased productivity

Pro-BJP twitter handles amplify fake news

BBC report says pro-BJP amplifiers of fake news are very closely interconnected and the @narendramodi twitter handle follows many of them.

Artificial Intelligence can impact 70 million farmers in 2020, adding $9 billion to farmer incomes: Report

An Accenture study reveals that digital farming and connected farm services can impact 70 million Indian farmers in 2020, adding $9 billion to farmer incomes.

Demonetisation: Is data being cherry-picked to show note ban delivered?

Has demonetisation led to a big increase in the number of people filing taxes and in tax revenue collected?

The future of tobacco control

How to turn tobacco, a public health catastrophe, into a business opportunity.

Building economic resilience for India: Reduce regulatory barriers and provide transparent digital platform

Reduce regulatory barriers and provide a transparent digital platform to ensure easy movement of goods

Factors that can enable inflation to decline below 3% in the coming months

A number of factors may enable inflation to decline below 3% in the coming months. Oil prices are unlikely to gain on the back of muted global demand. Food prices are unlikely to recover significantly

Agriculture needs govt boost: Both PMFBY and PMKSY are flagging, revive them

While the government has reason to be pleased about the fact that the claims paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) have risen by around 50%, to Rs 15,181 crore in Kharif 2

RBI vs Govt: Forcing RBI to part with reserves could set a bad precedent

When the rbi governor and so many former ones are arguing against a lowering of reserves, surely this should count for something?

Tug of war of markets: Global downward forces slowing activity in China and Europe

The downward forces acting on worldwide markets are the slowing of activity in China and Europe and the divergent beliefs of the Fed and markets when it comes to the Reserve’s rate hikes

Chhattisgarh turns 18: The state is fiscally responsible, but GDP growth has been indifferent

It is fiscally responsible, but GDP growth has been indifferent

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