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Power of the rurban

Monday 22 April '13

An expanding segment of the population is voting and consuming robustly
Laying new BRICS in Durban

Monday 25 March '13

At their summit this week, member countries should firm up a financial architecture in a South-South context
The way out of the past

Friday 1 March '13

Political class must pull in the same direction in the next few years, whichever coalition is in power
Winning back the aam investor

Friday 15 February '13

Budget must address a middle class hurt by unfair practices of financial services institutions
Once upon an 8%

Friday 1 February '13

The budget must focus on reviving growth. The rest will fall into place
On cliff’s edge

Thursday 3 January '13

Most world economies have hurtled towards the fiscal cliff after 2008
Cashing in

Tuesday 4 December '12

Direct cash transfers threaten business models built around Central welfare schemes
Legacy politics

Wednesday 31 October '12

In its remaining term, UPA 2 must take bold decisions, shift the agenda
On shaky ground

Monday 22 October '12

The real estate market rests on asymmetries of information that favour the elite
A new aam aadmi

Wednesday 26 September '12

The political class continues to misread his response to economic reforms
‘The diesel price hike is a good move (but) it is not a reform’

Sunday 23 September '12

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, speaks about reforms carried out by the UPA government and explains why every government action is not a ‘reform’
Controller General

Wednesday 5 September '12

Investing CAG with a moral righteousness is not healthy, it could cramp policymaking
Mass movement, did you say?

Monday 20 August '12

Today’s city-centric civil society campaigns are pale imitations of the ones seen in the past
Politics in Germany shrinks Merkel’s head room: Zoellick

Monday 30 July '12

“In my view the big decisions taken in the last European leaders’ summit to take quick, coordinated action to save ailing banks, etc, are not being implemented fast enough.”
Fall of Libor

Thursday 26 July '12

The scandal may irreversibly dent global finance institutions built in the 19th century.
If Berlin shrugs

Tuesday 26 June '12

The real worry is that Germany may not be able to hold up the eurozone
Home disadvantage

Tuesday 5 June '12

The domestic investment story, which saved India post recession, is unravelling
A new socialism for the 21st century

Friday 20 April '12

The CPM is reinterpreting Marx to emphasise ‘socially-owned’ rather than ‘state-owned’ means of production
‘Proposals for fiscal consolidation realistic; not sure about rate cut in April’

Monday 26 March '12

C Rangarajan, chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, said Budget proposals for fiscal consolidation are realistic as they are based on the implicit assumption
The politics of subsidies

Thursday 22 March '12

There will be a push to restructure the subsidy regime, as political allies press for their own agenda


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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