Ila Patnaik The Indian Express Group

Ila Patnaik-

Floating concerns

Monday 12 September '11

Why it’s short-sighted to ask for RBI intervention to help exports
A 10 per cent safeguard

Thursday 1 September '11

Why dispersed shareholding is crucial for a healthy bank?
Number casting

Thursday 11 August '11

India can’t be insulated from a global slowdown, and must prepare for difficult times.
Liberalisation 2.0

Tuesday 2 August '11

To reap the growth potential, we need reform in delivery of public goods.
Wages of a quick fix

Thursday 21 July '11

Agriculture ministry red-flags a design flaw in NREGA
Turn in the India Story

Monday 11 July '11

Put off fundamental reforms any longer, and it is over.
Fuelling a transition

Wednesday 29 June '11

Why the government’s two-step on fuel prices makes perfect sense
The percentage game

Monday 20 June '11

Why monetary policy has a role in the kind of inflation India is experiencing?
The colour of evasion

Wednesday 8 June '11

Want to stop black money? Start with a goods and services tax.
Who’s investing now?

Monday 30 May '11

Why RBI needs to take a careful look at its inflation measures
Deflated credibility

Thursday 19 May '11

Subbarao’s latest turf war highlights the crisis of leadership in the RBI.
The message is the aim

Friday 6 May '11

RBI has to be more clear on its role in targeting inflation
Not by rate hikes alone

Wednesday 27 April '11

Why the RBI needs to target inflation better?
A bad time to lose control

Saturday 16 April '11

India’s capital controls are unusually extensive — and still failed under pressure
Liberate by growth

Tuesday 5 April '11

The child sex ratio is a reminder of the unfinished agenda of economic and governance reform.
We’ve come a long way

Saturday 26 March '11

India has outgrown some aspects of an emerging market, but not completely
Moving with the cycle

Monday 14 March '11

Why the RBI must tighten monetary policy significantly.
A new opening act

Wednesday 2 March '11

Budget 2011 shows India’s refusal to draw the wrong lessons on capital controls.
Why growth matters

Wednesday 23 February '11

Progress on the GST in the budget would indicate the UPA’s priorities.
Indexing inflation

Friday 11 February '11

Why we need to shift focus from the wholesale price to consumer price index.


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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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