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Land reforms can help tackle Naxalism

Land reforms can help tackle Naxalism

A new twist has been added to the long-standing demand for job reservations for SC/ST youth in the private sector. “Why are youths drifti...Read More

Safety net first for flexible labour laws

Safety net first for flexible labour laws

While the dues of Kingfisher employees have still not been settled, the billionaire Vijay Mallya with thousands of crores in debt has flo...Read More

Where are the resources for a kick-start?

Where are the resources for a kick-start?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that he faced an examination with the NDA government’s third budget for 2016-17. How did he fare? The...Read More

Budget 2016: Continuity amidst change?

Budget 2016: Continuity amidst change?

The union budget for 2016-17 will be presented today by finance minister Arun Jaitley. Will it focus on the farm sector, job creation and...Read More

FM in dilemma, India Inc must do its bit

FM in dilemma, India Inc must do its bit

India’s latest real GDP growth number of 7.6 per cent in 2015-16 provides an indication of the dilemma in union finance minister Arun Jai...Read More

Budgetary indications for 2016-17

Budgetary indications for 2016-17

This is the silly season for speculating on how the forthcoming union budget for 2016-17 will address problems of the Indian economy. On ...Read More

A South Asian Federation?

A South Asian Federation?

Certainly it is “high time” — to borrow an expression of Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif – that India and Pakistan bury the hatchet so that So...Read More

The need to manufacture more jobs

The need to manufacture more jobs

JOBS are being generated mainly in IT/BPO. However, for all the encouragement this sector is receiving under the Digital India programme,...Read More

The flat-lining of growth in India

The flat-lining of growth in India

The flat-lining of investments is corroborated by the lower earnings, operating income and lean order books of major investment goods man...Read More

Leveraging the external for the internal

Leveraging the external for the internal

Assessments of the first year of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government have credited its foreign policy with more achievements than its ef...Read More

Statistical Nudge Ahead Of Budget

Statistical Nudge Ahead Of Budget

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s first full-fledged budget for 2015-16 will be presented later this month. If his main challenge is ...Read More

Elephant Trumps The Dragon?

Elephant Trumps The Dragon?

The prospects of India’s economic growth overtaking China’s in 2016-17 has occasioned much comment, if not a sense of triumphalism. If th...Read More

Scaling Up Our Outward Orientation

Scaling Up Our Outward Orientation

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic vision: When he was CM of Gujarat, he built prosperity with...Read More

Crude reasons to cheer up

Crude reasons to cheer up

Global oil prices are in a free fall, breaching the psychological barrier of $60 a barrel, triggering a slide in global stock markets and...Read More

It’s Time To Cut Interest Rates

It’s Time To Cut Interest Rates

Will the Reserve Bank of India reduce interest rates at its bi-monthly monetary policy review on December 2? Union Finance Minister Arun ...Read More

Widening inter-state disparities

Widening inter-state disparities

TDuring the last decade, inter-state disparities in growth have widened as faster-growing, richer states have steadily pulled apart from ...Read More

NDA feeling free trade blues

NDA feeling free trade blues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hectic international travel schedule also includes attending a meeting of the 10-member Association of Sou...Read More

Making it easier for business

Making it easier for business

The Modi Government’s priority on the economic front, no doubt, is to arrest the deterioration in business environment that set in during...Read More

What is Modi’s economic vision?

What is Modi’s economic vision?

Figuring out PM Narendra Modi’s vision for India is occupying the attention of analysts of the economy. This effort is far from easy as i...Read More

The arithmetic of growth

The arithmetic of growth

A sense of cautious optimism is definitely warranted that the latest numbers for April-June 2014 augur a revival of the India growth stor...Read More

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