Vikram S Mehta The Indian Express Group

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Change and its limits

Monday 6 January '14

Why AAP’s success mirrors the best and the worst of our political system.
Three pillars of hope

Monday 2 December '13

Across the globe, the question is ‘when’, not ‘if’, India will return to the growth trajectory.
Step on the gas

Sunday 6 October '13

The government must make it easier for oil and gas companies to acquire assets abroad
Dimming of Brand India

Monday 2 September '13

We have messed up the present. Can we still recover the future?
A fact check on gas

Monday 5 August '13

How the recent gas price hike got it right
Reflections from Binsar

Monday 1 July '13

Talent, money and policy must be harnessed to search for the optimal development-environment balance
India’s great Gatsby curve

Monday 3 June '13

As income inequality grows, social mobility is constrained. Could this partly explain the IPL spot-fixing scandal?
Hope for low oil prices, don’t plan for it

Monday 6 May '13

Strong forces are at work to neutralise falling demand and plentiful supplies
The bumpy road to change

Monday 1 April '13

Governmental support is essential to create an enabling eco-system for electric vehicles
If the math and stars align

Friday 1 March '13

But on oil and gas exploration, the budget takes a wrong turn
Not on talking terms

Monday 4 February '13

The tussle between two ministries over exploration licences shows technology hasn’t bridged gaps within government
Focus on emotions, not just elections

Monday 7 January '13

Why has the political class not struck a chord with its younger, aspirational constituency?
A Sisyphean challenge

Monday 3 December '12

As opposition to cash transfers and FDI in retail shows, it is difficult to change the direction of Indian policymaking
A potent mix

Monday 5 November '12

Jaipal Reddy’s shift offers an opportunity to weave technology and innovation more strongly into the fabric of petroleum policy
Petroleum economics 101

Monday 1 October '12

A guide to the necessity of a price hike
Where the CAG presumes too much

Monday 3 September '12

A number was always going to trigger ‘loss generating’ political reactions
An era of consequences

Monday 6 August '12

If govt dithers over pricing, the petroleum industry could face a crisis similar to the power sector
How business can help politics

Monday 2 July '12

A modus vivendi between the two must be found quickly
The political economy of petroleum prices

Monday 4 June '12

Desired outcomes can be reached through a series of ‘imperfect’ small initiatives
Back to the future

Monday 7 May '12

Events across the world show public disenchantment with the outcome of free markets, open borders and political leadership


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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