Yoginder K. Alagh The Indian Express Group

Yoginder K. Alagh-

In need of a rewrite

Tuesday 7 January '14

The relationship between civil servants and politicians remains unreformed.
The unkind cut

Thursday 26 December '13

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.
Investing in ourselves

Saturday 2 November '13

The government must work on the fundamentals, not just wait for FDI.
Confronting scarcity

Monday 21 October '13

Why much of the anxiety over the new land acquisition law is misplaced.
General vision

Tuesday 8 October '13

Vo Nguyen Giap’s strength was his immersion in the real world
Acts and intentions

Friday 20 September '13

Improving agricultural productivity is the real challenge for food security.
Smoke and markets

Monday 26 August '13

Globally accepted norms of transparency in financial assessments are needed
On poverty, figure it out

Saturday 10 August '13

Only the foolhardy would uncritically accept official estimates.
Food for growth

Monday 22 July '13

Food security could help raise real incomes, trigger innovation in agriculture
A framework for water

Tuesday 11 June '13

Support mechanisms for states are key to a national water law
Reality check on land

Friday 3 May '13

Law on land acquisition will reduce distortions in the use of a scarce resource
Challenges on the move

Friday 12 April '13

Rahul Gandhi said it: we need policies to improve conditions for economic migrants
Waiting for the hard landing

Thursday 28 March '13

Can a policy for growth with price stability be configured, is the question
What the budget won’t say

Wednesday 27 February '13

It is unlikely to address concerns arising from failing agricultural initiatives
Capitalist error

Tuesday 29 January '13

The new companies bill dilutes the progressive intent of the ‘producer company’
He covered the last mile

Monday 10 September '12

Eras, like the one Verghese Kurien inaugurated, never come to an end
Shackled by timidity

Thursday 5 July '12

Time to take the bolder steps, bring FDI to small towns
The question of land

Monday 11 June '12

What the standing committee report on the land acquisition bill left out
A civil servant’s role model

Wednesday 4 April '12

P.S. Appu demanded a lot, but set the perfect example
On the right path

Saturday 17 March '12

There’s no easy way out after living beyond our means for so long. But the budget is good


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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