Neeraj Thakur

2 Years Of GST: What Needs To Be Fixed

Jul 01 2019

While the country’s GDP growth has moved in the wrong direction ever since the implementation of the GST, one would still believe that an effective GST system can improve tax collection rate and help indirectly push India’s growth rate eventually.

Electric Shock For Refining Capacity In Offing

Jun 27 2019

But an India with a vision of having all commercial vehicles run on electricity by 2030 will set the bomb ticking, and all those dependent on petro-dollars will be running against time.

Who will replace Urjit Patel at the RBI?

Dec 10 2018

Two names doing the rounds are that of Hasmukh Adhia, who retired as finance secretary on November 30 this year, and former economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das who retired earlier.

Journalists opinion versus exit polls: who will get it right?

Dec 09 2018

Every election sees multiple exit polls fuelled by a combination of television rating dynamics and psephology. One such effort panned out last Friday for the assembly elections in the five states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram.

Is ambition getting the better of Navjot Singh Sidhu?

Dec 03 2018

He has donned many hats in life. From being a cricketer to sitting in the commentary box out-speaking Geoffrey Boycott, to becoming a television personality, to wearing khadi in hispolitical innings – he has done it all.

Changing situation in Rajasthan: Is the BJP coming back into the fight?

Nov 27 2018

A rising stock market this week could be feeding off ground level reports that claim the Bharatiya Janata Party is making a tentative recovery in the campaign for the Rajasthan assembly.

Global fall fuels demand for big cut in oil prices

Nov 21 2018

In September this year, the NDA government was having a tough time dealing with rising crude oil prices in the international markets. Brent crude rose more than 20% in the first half of 2018, and hit a four-year high of $86.07 per barrel in early October.