Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Need to give land-based subsidy to farmers

The Government has enhanced the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops in keeping with the commitment made in the Budget to increase...Read More

Trade war has a silver lining for India

Trade war has a silver lining for India

Former Treasury Secretary of the United States, who is equivalent to our Finance Minister, Larry Summers has said that the ongoing trade ...Read More

Flow of the Ganga under Manmohan & Modi

Flow of the Ganga under Manmohan & Modi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used to say “Ganga is my mother”. Similarly, soon after assuming the office of the Prime Minister, Shri Nar...Read More

Managing externalities: The case of Sterilite

Businessmen are mainly concerned with making profits. They live in a competitive world and they have to produce goods at the lowest possi...Read More

Should renouncees enter politics?

Should renouncees enter politics?

In Chapter 18 of the Gita, Lord Krishna explains that it is not possible for a person to give up all actions. For example, a sannyasi or ...Read More

Run! Run! Run! The Robots are coming!

Run! Run! Run! The Robots are coming!

Large numbers of jobs such as the manufacture of cars on the assembly line are increasingly being done by robots. About one-half of the p...Read More

Result-based funding of universities

The Government has decided to grant autonomy to 62 universities including the Aligarh Muslim University and Benares Hindu University, and...Read More

India faces manmade water crisis

India faces manmade water crisis

The per capita availability of water in Delhi is more than that in Amsterdam. China, with a larger population, uses 28% less fresh water ...Read More

Raise tax exemption limit for small businesses

Raise tax exemption limit for small businesses

The small industries have been suffering since 2016. The credit given by the banking sector to micro and small industries was growing at ...Read More

Demonetisation: Bold step or pain killer to cure cancer?

The Government has taken a bold step in demonetising notes of 500 and 1000 denominations and should be congratulated for the same. Factor...Read More

Can we turn absence of work into an asset?

Can we turn absence of work into an asset?

Thinking that improving e-skills of workers will help them log on to the digital economy and raise their incomes is like thinking of educ...Read More

In black and white, tax raids are no solution

In black and white, tax raids are no solution

The window for the amnesty scheme for the disclosure of black money has closed at the end of September. We may expect a further increase ...Read More

Split SAARC; revitalise Non-Aligned Movement

India has been trying to persuade Pakistan to leave the contentious issue of Kashmir aside and focus on the development of trade between ...Read More

PM Modi should build small towns, not villages

PM Modi should build small towns, not villages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had adopted Jayapur, a village in Varanasi, soon after being elected from that constituency. Reports indicat...Read More

Generic drugs: Quality assurance required

Generic drugs: Quality assurance required

The drug scenario in India consists of three types of drugs. First is patented drug. The Patent Act requires that the innovator of a new ...Read More

A British legacy continues to this day

Paying increased salaries to the Government servants will increase the chasm between the common man and them. This widening chasm between...Read More

Subsidies: Trapping people in a golden cage

Subsidies: Trapping people in a golden cage

The Government has decided to link all subsidy schemes to one Aadhar number. All subsidies such as those paid for food, LPG, MNREGA, and ...Read More

Modi must bypass babus to reach common man

Modi must bypass babus to reach common man

INTERNATIONAL observers have noted that the share of crony capitalism has much reduced in the economy in the last two years. The question...Read More

Tussle over how to kill the Indian economy

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has withdrawn his name from the candidates being considered for appointment as Govern...Read More

India may vote against globalisation in future

India may vote against globalisation in future

Britain has voted to quit the European Union (EU). Membership of the EU provided free movement of goods and people across other members o...Read More