Ajit Ranade

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Reducing polarisation in an electoral democracy

Reducing polarisation in an electoral democracy

Dr Ambedkar warned that India must confront the contradiction between political equality and widening social and economic inequality. Pol...Read More

What is to be done about bank failures?

What is to be done about bank failures?

Unlike scheduled commercial banks, the PMC has dual regulation by the Reserve Bank of India and the Registrar of Cooperative Societies of...Read More

India needs stronger fiscal federalism

India needs stronger fiscal federalism

These changes were made in July, quite late in the tenure of the FFC, and especially when the final report was expected by the end of Oct...Read More

Dealing with lack of aggregate demand

Dealing with lack of aggregate demand

But the collective independent and uncoordinated decisions of all investments, resulted in a glut of capacity. This caused all of them to...Read More

Who is a Socially Responsible Corporate?

Who is a Socially Responsible Corporate?

India is possibly the only country in the world which mandates that a profit-making company spend two percent of its after-tax profits on...Read More

The road to a five trillion economy is hazy

The road to a five trillion economy is hazy

It’s basically five followed by twelve zeros, a number large enough to make your eyes glaze over.

Budget 2019 View: Fiscal constraint prevents stimulus

Budget 2019 View: Fiscal constraint prevents stimulus

The interim budget in February gave a substantial stimulus to the taxpayer. Almost three crore taxpayers moved out of the net, as the min...Read More

Digital India’s bedrock is telecom

Digital India’s bedrock is telecom

The telecom revolution of India is truly a breath-taking case study for policy makers and business schools.

Engines of economy need urgent attention

Engines of economy need urgent attention

The latest monthly economic report of the Department of Economic Affairs of the Finance Ministry has some worrying trends. The economic g...Read More

An agenda for the first hundred days

An agenda for the first hundred days

In less than a month we will have elected the seventeenth Lok Sabha. The seat tally across parties will determine who gets to form the ne...Read More

Can we afford NYAY, and is it practical?

Can we afford NYAY, and is it practical?

The Congress party announced that if elected to form the next government, it would implement a Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), which will tran...Read More

Freebie bonanza may lead to fiscal austerity

Freebie bonanza may lead to fiscal austerity

The ball has been set rolling for the biggest election of the world. About 900 million voters will go to a million booths to elect 545 me...Read More

Indore: Poll training given in locked rooms of colleges
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Can technology help with cleaner elections?

The Supreme Court recently rejected a petition which asked that “criminal” candidates be disqualified from contesting elections. These ar...Read More

Primer on the failing economy of Pakistan

Primer on the failing economy of Pakistan

The Pulwama terrorist attack was mind-numbing brutality. Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility, and it operates from Pakistan. The ...Read More

Coping with India’s water stress

Coping with India’s water stress

We are still three months away from the national elections. Pundits say that elections are always about the economy. The recent Union Bud...Read More

Budget that addresses rural and farm sector

Budget that addresses rural and farm sector

There was much drama involving economic data on the eve of the budget. Firstly, the remaining two independent members of the Statistical ...Read More

Reservations may turn out vacuous

Reservations may turn out vacuous

The Parliament of India passed a constitutional amendment which modifies articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. This is to provide reser...Read More

A global slowdown might be inevitable

A global slowdown might be inevitable

The year began with great optimism about economic growth. The previous year i.e. 2017 had concluded with actual growth beating earlier es...Read More

The farmer who cried for economic freedom

The farmer who cried for economic freedom

This December 12 is the third death anniversary of Sharad Joshi, founder of the Shetkari Sanghatana, the farmers’ organisation. At a time...Read More

Court disappoints in not debarring lawbreakers

Court disappoints in not debarring lawbreakers

The right to stand for elections is neither a divine nor a human right. It is not even a fundamental right as per the Constitution of Ind...Read More

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