A L I Chougule

A L I Chougule is an independent Mumbai-based senior journalist.

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Why filmmakers see a ‘super censor’ in Cinematograph Amendment Bill, explains A L I Chougule

Why filmmakers see a ‘super censor’ in Cinematograph Amendment Bill, explains A L I Chougule

The proposed Bill, which was open for public comments till July 2, seeks to overturn an established judicial precedent that says the Cent...Read More

Four years of GST: It’s a long road to ‘Good & Simple Tax’, writes A L I Chougule

Four years of GST: It’s a long road to ‘Good & Simple Tax’, writes A L I Chougule

While the biggest tax reform since Independence has changed India’s indirect taxation system for the better, there are still many pending...Read More

The electoral arithmetic is quite simple: without Congress, the Opposition cannot hope to defeat the BJP, writes A L I Chougule

The electoral arithmetic is quite simple: without Congress, the Opposition cannot hope to defeat the BJP, writes A L I Chougule

Even ace political strategist Prashant Kishor knows that a non-Congress political formation stands little chance of making a significant ...Read More

Pandemic surge: Why is the stock market so far removed from current economic realities, asks A L I Chougule

Pandemic surge: Why is the stock market so far removed from current economic realities, asks A L I Chougule

Experts say that equity markets are always forward-looking in nature. The fact that the second Covid wave did hit us hard but is also ebb...Read More

Is PM Modi’s vaccine U-turn a shot at regaining lost ground, asks A L I Chougule

Is PM Modi’s vaccine U-turn a shot at regaining lost ground, asks A L I Chougule

By projecting benevolence and generosity as the underlying theme of the vaccination policy, the Prime Minister has positioned himself as ...Read More

India’s economy is ailing and it's not just because of Covid-19, writes A L I Chougule

India’s economy is ailing and it's not just because of Covid-19, writes A L I Chougule

Even before the pandemic, the fundamentals of the Indian economy were already quite weak

Modi's handling of the pandemic has proven hollow his promise of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’, writes A L I Chougule

Modi's handling of the pandemic has proven hollow his promise of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’, writes A L I Chougule

May 30 marked the two-year anniversary of the second term of the Modi government. Call it destiny or blame it on the second wave of Covid...Read More

The two-state solution that envisages sovereign Palestine & Israel living side by side in peace is the only way to end their conflict, writes A L I Chougule

The two-state solution that envisages sovereign Palestine & Israel living side by side in peace is the only way to end their conflict, writes A L I Chougule

Israel has treated the denial of equality and statehood to Palestinians, as a problem to be contained and not resolved. Since 1948, Israe...Read More

Lulled into complacency after the first wave, neither did we ramp up health infra, nor prepare for vax drive, writes A L I Chougule

Lulled into complacency after the first wave, neither did we ramp up health infra, nor prepare for vax drive, writes A L I Chougule

The government was so slow in dealing with the crisis, that the courts had to intervene

After IPL suspension, uncertainty looms large over T20 World Cup, writes A L I Chougule

After IPL suspension, uncertainty looms large over T20 World Cup, writes A L I Chougule

The league will need a six-week window if it were to resume – four weeks of the tournament and one week each for quarantine and training

As the curtains come down on polls, it is imperative to look at their human cost, writes A L I Chougule

As the curtains come down on polls, it is imperative to look at their human cost, writes A L I Chougule

The nation’s Covid numbers have cast a shadow on the verdict

Why the Supreme Court must uphold the sanctity of the Places of Worship Act, A L I Chougule explains

Why the Supreme Court must uphold the sanctity of the Places of Worship Act, A L I Chougule explains

The apex court's decision to admit, rather than dismiss the petition challenging the 1991 Act is strange because a larger bench had uphel...Read More

Why the Congress needs a Gandhi at the helm, A L I Chougule explains

Why the Congress needs a Gandhi at the helm, A L I Chougule explains

To stand up for the values the party professes, it needs a popular leader who can infuse hope and optimism and lead it from the front

A L I Chougule explains the significance of Yashwant Sinha joining the TMC

A L I Chougule explains the significance of Yashwant Sinha joining the TMC

The former BJP leader's decision has given a fillip to the notion that in the fight against the BJP, Mamata Banerjee could be the anchor ...Read More

Will it be bubble, bubble or toil and trouble for the stock market in 2021, asks A L I Chougule

Will it be bubble, bubble or toil and trouble for the stock market in 2021, asks A L I Chougule

Not everyone is overwhelmingly bullish: some are reasonably bullish; others are prudently positive. They expect an upside of anywhere bet...Read More

Politics has been largely been immune to the pandemic, says A L I Chougule

Politics has been largely been immune to the pandemic, says A L I Chougule

However, even as Hindutva took a pandemic pause, the opposition had the perfect opening to change the narrative in its favour but it fail...Read More

The economy’s out of recession, but not out of the woods, writes A L I Chougule

The economy’s out of recession, but not out of the woods, writes A L I Chougule

Going ahead, some economists see the continuation of a K-shaped recovery, as against the govt’s claim of a V-shaped one

A L I Chougule explains the crude reality of why oil price decontrol is a one-way street

A L I Chougule explains the crude reality of why oil price decontrol is a one-way street

Since retail prices of petrol and diesel have been decontrolled, when crude oil prices go down, ideally retail prices of both the commodi...Read More

The new farm laws are no fix for 
problems stemming from the green revolution, writes A L I Chougule

The new farm laws are no fix for problems stemming from the green revolution, writes A L I Chougule

Operation Flood was a success because the bedrock of the “billion-litre idea” was milk producers’ cooperatives

Post-Budget, the stock market hits record highs but it's not the same as the economy, writes A L I Chougule

Post-Budget, the stock market hits record highs but it's not the same as the economy, writes A L I Chougule

On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a Budget hailed as a 'bold' and 'futuristic budget' focusing on reviving gro...Read More

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