• Budget 2019: Re-Imaging India Jul 06, 2019

    Inclusive, well rounded, ambitious, middle class friendly, pro women, rural centric and above all, a growth oriented Budget that is not shy to set the bar high, with a clear roadmap to give wings to Modi's vision, is the defining undertone of Budget 2019.

  • Meet a no-nonsense Modi Jul 02, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a master of political timing that often leaves friends and foes panting for breath. It has helped Modi survive in the political jungle, both in Gandhinagar and Lutyens’ Delhi, where he currently resides.

  • 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.

  • GST — The Gamechanger Jul 01, 2019

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is based on the premise of “One Nation One Tax”, makes India a unified common market. It is a single destination-based multi-stage tax on the supply of goods and services, right from the manufacturing to the consumption stage.

  • Have you met Shah Jahan, or have you not? Jul 01, 2019

    Shah Jehan Sheikh, an unrepentant criminal in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas involved in a spate of bloody terror that has hit the state’s bordering region with Bangladesh, was named by his parents after the Mughal emperor because they wanted him to earn fame. But, the four letter word turned fear instead of fame.

  • Let's offer an idea to Rahul Jun 29, 2019

    What initially seemed as an honest admission of failure to lead the party to a win in the general elections for the second consecutive term has now assumed farcical proportions. And this is serious.

  • Big Leap For Monsoon As Good Rains Forecast By End Of June Jun 17, 2019

    Some very good amounts of rain is predicted in East and Central India during the last 10 days of June. South India will also witness moderate amounts of rain.

  • All Eyes On Parliament As Govt Pushes Legislative Agenda Jun 16, 2019

    The 17th Lok Sabha comes into motion with the protem Speaker Dr Virendra Kumar, the representative from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, swearing in the newly elected members over the next two days, beginning Monday.

  • How Modi naysayers attacking govt on GDP growth are getting it all wrong Jun 14, 2019

    What Modi's critics conveniently forget is that the 5.8 per cent in the March 2019 quarter has come, despite rising global protectionism,that in the last 6-9 months,has taken a turn for the worse.

  • Monsoon 2019 is weak, very weak Jun 12, 2019

    We are into the second week of June - the first month of the Southwest Monsoon period - but the picture hasn't boded well for the performance of Monsoon so far. In fact, we can say that Monsoon is weak, very weak. First, it was a delayed onset over Kerala (June 8) and now the rains aren't up to the mark.

  • Two Out Of Three Isn't Bad: RBI Policy June 2019 Jun 06, 2019

    We are happy to note that with the policy today and in the run up to it, two out of these three have been largely adopted. Thus the stance has been made explicitly accommodative.

  • Modi, His Big Economic Agenda Jun 06, 2019

    The broad contours of the economic thrust to be pursued in the Modi 2.0 are now becoming more and more visible, indicating the BJP-led NDA government’s big agenda to drive growth and jobs.

  • An Indian in Oslo - Sri Sri, Tagore & Fresh Air Jun 04, 2019

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Indian spiritual and wellness guru, invoked lines from Rabindranath Tagore during a keynote address in Oslo, almost a century and six years after India’s most popular bard was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • PM Modi’s focus remains on shaping policies May 31, 2019

    The new Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an imprint of continuity and caution that has been the hallmark of Modi’s leadership.

  • Ready Player One? Policy Expectations Post Elections May 29, 2019

    The elections handing over a stable and strong government for second consecutive time is welcome relief to market participants. In particular, it will help keep India’s country risk premium stable amongst its peers. With this out of the way, local policy can afford to start focusing emphatically on the evolving macro narrative.