Bibek Debroy The Indian Express Group
Tuesday 15 March '11Budget 2011-12 proposed a service tax on private hospitals that have 25 beds and central air-conditioning.
Saturday 5 March '11What is definition of the fiscal deficit? That sounds like a simple question.
Tuesday1 March '11In 20 Budgets (ignoring interim) since 1991, FMs have sometimes hopped, sometimes in the same place. Rarely have they skipped, and jumps are rarer still. There have been two clear jumpers. The first h...
Tuesday1 March '11If only Budget 2011-12 had let go of discretion in expenditure and taxation.
Saturday26 February '11If one reads the agriculture chapters of Economic Survey, one is apt to be confused.
Sunday20 February '11At the recent interaction with electronic media, PM said Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
Friday18 February '11Why pilot projects on conditional cash transfer should be in urban areas.
Wednesday9 February '11Kasab, who is now in Arthur Road jail and is waiting confirmation of his death penalty, will be included in the Census.
Monday7 February '11While crude oil imports from Iran are allowed, there are UN and EU sanctions on several items.
Monday7 February '11DNA ancestry tracing can raise more questions than it answers.
Thursday27 January '11Does FM’s statement about an amnesty scheme for black money ring true?
Wednesday26 January '11There are gaps in international banking secrecy that we can take advantage of to control tax evasion.
Monday17 January '11As in the 1960s, India could listen to policy economists and start to stagnate
Saturday15 January '11Though similar in spirit, there are two distinct indices that measure economic freedom and do cross-country comparisons.
Monday10 January '11India will become the second largest economy in the world in PPP (purchasing power parity) terms by 2050.
Monday10 January '11Next steps in making our assets disclosure process more meaningful
Tuesday4 January '11Given the price increase, something seems to be brewing in the Essential Commodities Act.
Friday31 December '10Emotion about Telangana ducks the big issue — India needs more states.
Sunday26 December '10They don’t quite believe in the law of the land, or democracy, or the Constitution.
Friday24 December '10There is enough low-hanging fruit to begin meaningful police reform.
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