Surjit S Bhalla The Indian Express Group
Surjit S Bhalla-
Saturday 4 January '14AAP’s water subsidy for Delhi is a perfect example of reverse Robin Hood engineering — taking from the poor and giving to the rich.
Saturday 28 December '13The AAP’s water policy benefits the middle class more than the poor.
Saturday21 December '13From batting average to political strategy and support base, AAP and the Tea Party are similar.
Tuesday10 December '13Headline in May 2014: AAP and Congress split the vote and BJP obtains a majority.
Saturday23 November '13Only one factor — rise in minimum support prices for foodgrains — explains most of the sustained high inflation.
Saturday16 November '13UPA 1’s record on the economy was much better than that of the NDA. But the last three years of UPA 2 have been incomparably disastrous — 2014 vote will be on UPA 2, not UPA 1.
Saturday2 November '13Time for all PM candidates to end hostilities and present voters with choices about policies, programmes and performance.
Saturday26 October '13Growth matters, apparently much more than dole, for poverty reduction.
Saturday19 October '13With considerably better rainfall than in the NDA years, the UPA registered only a marginal increase in agricultural output growth and more than double the rate of food inflation.
Saturday28 September '13The new RBI should, and will, follow the principle of PIR — policy informed by research.
Saturday21 September '13For India’s future, it is imperative that all political leaders be judged by the same yardstick.
Saturday7 September '13Why is the BCCI so powerful that it has reached the status of being untouchable?
Wednesday4 September '13How do food bill supporters ignore the 45 per cent leakage in PDS, especially after their own studies?
Saturday31 August '13With real rates of interest at 9%, it is no wonder GDP is crawling to a 16-quarter low of 4.4%.
Saturday24 August '13It is not just the CAD that determines a currency’s value, growth and investor confidence are bigger determinants.
Saturday24 August '13The game’s the thing, but what’s the name of the game?
Wednesday21 August '13The rupee defence policy has been counter-productive. Policymakers should revoke all measures announced since July 15.
Wednesday7 August '13India’s poverty and inclusive growth record is much better than China’s, and levels of poverty in the two countries are not very different
Saturday3 August '13While the rural poverty line is Rs 27 per day, even the rural rich spend just Rs 105 a day: NSS data are a gross underestimation of total expenditure
Saturday27 July '13The poor get just 13 per cent of the money spent in their name in schemes like PDS and NREGA — what Rajiv Gandhi said many years ago
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