Expert opinion on demonetisation

Demonetisation: Narendra Modi’s monumental political gamble

Demonetisation: Narendra Modi’s monumental political gamble

Since he dropped the demonetisation bombshell on a Tuesday evening (November 8), sending India into a state of shock and awe, Prime Minis...Read More

Gradual remonetisation to the rescue of ill-prepraped demonetisation plan

Gradual remonetisation to the rescue of ill-prepraped demonetisation plan

Barring the infamous emergency of 1975 enforced by Indira Gandhi, India’s millions had not been thrown into a convulsion on a scale wroug...Read More

Bharat Bandh, Akrosh Diwas: A wasted opposition effort

Bharat Bandh, Akrosh Diwas: A wasted opposition effort

The lack of coordination and the confused state of the Opposition in Parliament have come out in sharp focus with the manner in which the...Read More

Demonetisation: A new equilibrium may be found after 30 December

Demonetisation: A new equilibrium may be found after 30 December

You have to be a believer of miracles in this country. This implies implicit faith in the power of one man to fix a problem that has been...Read More

Demonetisation: Weak Rupee is actually a good thing

Demonetisation: Weak Rupee is actually a good thing

The rupee has been declining against the US dollar and reached its lowest level this week. At 68.85 to the dollar, this exchange rate is ...Read More

Demonetisation: Nation paying for an amateur decision, billionaires silent

Demonetisation: Nation paying for an amateur decision, billionaires silent

Nearly three weeks after Narendra Modi’s surprise announcement on demonetisation, no one will question his motives. But it is clear he ju...Read More

Demonetisation: Bold step or pain killer to cure cancer?

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

Devendra Fadnavis again proves his lack of intellectual insight

Devendra Fadnavis again proves his lack of intellectual insight

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has put his foot in his mouth again. By declaring in Nagpur that those who criticized Narendra Modi’s de...Read More

Demonetisation: PM Modi’s futile app survey over note ban

Demonetisation: PM Modi’s futile app survey over note ban

Forget the long lines, forget the stories of distress and even death, forget the complete loss in income and productivity—they are either...Read More

Demonetisation analysis: Only 16 of every 250 fake notes detected in India

Demonetisation analysis: Only 16 of every 250 fake notes detected in India

Is India doing enough to detect fake notes, cited by the Prime Minister as a significant reason for withdrawing 86% of India’s currency, ...Read More

Demonetisation: Anxious Opposition in Parliament vs firefighting government

Demonetisation: Anxious Opposition in Parliament vs firefighting government

Boycotts of Parliament and walkouts have become so common that it is surprising when a session passes without a boycott. The current wint...Read More

Post-demonetisation: Three steps that the government should take

Post-demonetisation: Three steps that the government should take

The die has been cast. Currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 denominations have been rendered illegal since the midnight of November 8, ...Read More

Congress fielding Priyanka Gandhi in UP may betray desperation

Congress fielding Priyanka Gandhi in UP may betray desperation

Priyanka Gandhi is taking her time to decide on the Congress’ latest decision to ask her to play a major role in the UP elections and not...Read More

Demonetisation: Modi’s landmark move, to leave a revolutionary impact

Demonetisation: Modi’s landmark move, to leave a revolutionary impact

Ever since he came to power in May 2014, there has been a fierce debate on the political nature of the Narendra Modi government. His supp...Read More

Demonetisation: Government’s surgical strike on its own people

Demonetisation: Government’s surgical strike on its own people

Going after the big fish and preparing to bring them to justice requires genuine conviction, lots of background work (and yes, secrecy, t...Read More

Demonetisation: PM Modi already reaping political mileage

Demonetisation: PM Modi already reaping political mileage

In the days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on November 8th, described as a...Read More

Demonetisation: Time to put an end to the era of tax havens

Demonetisation: Time to put an end to the era of tax havens

Narendra Modi’s bold step to cleanse the economy merits public cooperation and deserves every success. However, I cannot help but wonder ...Read More

Demonetisation: Stakes are high for PM Narendra Modi in this battle

Demonetisation: Stakes are high for PM Narendra Modi in this battle

Going by the record of parliamentary debates in recent years, it should come as no surprise that virtually no constructive suggestions ha...Read More

Post demonetisation: Govt must increase expenditure on public goods

Post demonetisation: Govt must increase expenditure on public goods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves accolade for demonetising notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations. This will hit hard the fake no...Read More

Demonetisation: Modi’s ‘India Shining’ moment?

Demonetisation: Modi’s ‘India Shining’ moment?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi can conjure up anything, like a consummate illusionist. For the last 30 months, he has been able to skilfull...Read More

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