Ajit Ranade

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses during an event in chennai, on Sunday.

Propelling the economy with limited fiscal fuel

The upcoming Union Budget presentation will be the first full year budget in the Seventeenth Lok Sabha. The backdrop is a slowing economy...Read More

A Nehruvian ambition for infrastructure

A Nehruvian ambition for infrastructure

It is true that infrastructure projects can be carved out for the private sector to have a role in financing with profit. For instance, m...Read More

Economy needs a budget stimulus: Ajit Ranade

Economy needs a budget stimulus: Ajit Ranade

Companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have a huge user base in India. They are all each nearly a trillion dollar i...Read More

‘Encounters’ are a betrayal of the Indian Constitution

‘Encounters’ are a betrayal of the Indian Constitution

The police in this case say that they fired in self-defence, but ensured that not even one of the four accused survived.

The Constitution and its upholders by Ajit Ranade

The Constitution and its upholders by Ajit Ranade

November 26 has been celebrated as Constitution Day for the past five years. Earlier it was recognised as National Law Day since 1979. It...Read More

Signing RCEP to speed domestic reform

Signing RCEP to speed domestic reform

The reforms of 1991 were induced by a currency crisis. Since then India’s trade openness has dramatically risen.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok.

Signing RCEP to speed domestic reform

India was a founder member of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT), which eventually became the World Trade Organization in ...Read More

A tale of two global rankings

A tale of two global rankings

Two global rankings were announced recently. One was the 2019 “Doing Business” report published by the World Bank, which was earlier call...Read More

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

To go with Asia-telecom-SMS-technology-Internet by Martin Abbugao
This photo, taken on June 21, 2012, shows a person using a mobile phone touch screen keypad to write a text message in Singapore. Text messaging, the humble telecoms service that turned into a global phenomenon, is under threat from free smartphone services and operators need to find alternative revenue streams, analysts say.  AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN        (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)

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

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