For all those clamouring about lack of "animal spirits" to fuel the Indian capital markets, well, besides the removal of "Angel Tax" and the "FPI surcharge" last week, what the Narendra Modi-led government truly deserves kudos for, is its ability to take the bull by its horns and give the "bears", a run for their money!
Arun Jaitley's biggest contribution ever will be making GST, India's historic indirect taxation reform, into a practical reality, by his sheer ability to build an eloquent consensus cutting across divergent political compulsions of diverse states.
Now, that the economy is faltering and tottering on the edge of losing confidence, the country needed Jaitley more than ever; his ability to project the positive, rebuild the confidence, bridge the trust deficit and more.
A perennial networker, Arun Jaitley was on friendly terms with leaders across parties — a talent that made him indispensable to Modi through the turbulent political times post the Godhra violence in 2002.
Gautam Chintamani’s biography of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, aptly titled Rajneeti, explains why Singh is a man of principles and narrates vividly how Singh worked very closely with Narendra Modi and helped his party win the 2014 elections which propelled the Big Boss from Gujarat as the nation’s Prime Minister.
Chapters after chapters in Shashank Shah's book "The Tata Group: From Torchbearers to Trailblazers" explain why the Tatas are India's largest and most globalized business conglomerate
The principal opposition, the Congress, remains a prisoner of the past and refuses to believe that India has moved away from the 1970. To seek solace in the 1970s in 2019 with a different individual at the centre stage is to exercise living in a make believe work.
Here are the key observations made by the Delhi high court about the case and the alleged involvement of P Chidambaram
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could not have asked for a better gift as it gears up for electoral battles in Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Delhi in the coming months.
The separatist, Islamist movement in Kashmir today finds its dreams of either merging with Pakistan or full "azadi" in tatters. “Kashmir kabhi nahin banega Pakistan”, is the refrain of most conversations in private.
And what is interesting is the fact that the brothers - Kuldip is the chairman and Gurbachan the vice chairman - do not hold any executive position in their company that is - very surprisingly - based in Delhi but headquartered in Kolkata, a city not many associate with business.
The takeover of the Congress party by Sonia Gandhi or her future installation of Priyanka Gandhi does not address the basic issue that the party has lost touch with the masses. But then who will bell the cat in a family enterprise.
Rehman’s well-crafted book, Bulletproof: A Journalist’s Notebook on Reporting Conflict (Penguin Random House India) is on my table and I fully understand the vagaries of reporting in a difficult terrain that stays away from the radar of the so-called mainstream media.
There has been much celebration among the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners of the Narendra Modi government at the record legislative business that it was able to push through in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha.
If there is a convention which RBI Governor and MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) needs to challenge is the convention of incrementalism.