Arvind Virmani The Indian Express Group

Arvind Virmani-

A right to growth

Monday 21 October '13

Don't people in a democracy have a right to good governance?
An interest rate pivot

Friday 9 August '13

The challenge is to increase short-term rates, while keeping long-term rates low
A misnomer called food security

Thursday 1 August '13

The proposed bill makes false promises. The need is to directly address problems of drinking water availability, sanitation, maternal health and childcare
Unlucky dip

Wednesday 26 June '13

The triggers for the rupee fall are external. The solutions lie within
How to anticipate China

Wednesday 8 May '13

The timing of the Chinese incursion may have been related to Xi Jinping’s need to establish his hardline credentials and Li Keqiang’s forthcoming visit
IMF’s new prescriptions

Wednesday 1 May '13

It has begun to realise that wisdom can also be gleaned from the experience of emerging economies
Two stories of the economy

Wednesday 13 March '13

It is not as bleak as investors think, nor as rosy as politicians project it to be
Reform, phase two

Friday 1 March '13

Budget 2013-14 carries forward the process started in the last quarter of 2012
What the middle class wants

Monday 28 January '13

It promises to bring public goods and services, and governance, into public discourse within this decade
The double digit fallacy

Monday 7 January '13

Maintaining growth at current levels is the challenge


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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