January 12, 2021
The comeback path for DFIs is strewn with strategic challenges
In LiveMint, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha looks at the role that Development Finance Institutions played in India, and the challenges to keep in mind for a new strategy.
January 10, 2021
Mobocracy: Is it just in Trumpistan?
In the light of the US Capitol breach and the violence that followed, Shankkar Aiyar opines in The New Indian Express, on what the said events reveal about the practice of democracy around the globe....
January 09, 2021
Ease of Vetting: Digitisation can help streamline govt audits
In this piece for Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Vibhav Mariwala argue that a digitised approach to audits can provide real-time data to Parliament, civil servants and citizens, which can hold governments at all levels accountable for their ac...
January 07, 2021
Devising a Vaccine Strategy for India
Anup Malani and Reuben Abraham discuss five key issues for devising a COVID-19 vaccination strategy for India.
December 20, 2020
Wistron saga and the state of states
In light of the Wistron events, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the need for improving labour laws and governance in India.
December 15, 2020
The fiscal cost of RBI’s bulging foreign exchange stash
As the COVID-19 economic crisis unfolds in India, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha explains that the country is engaged in a "complicated balancing act", where its central bank holds excess foreign exchange reserves which involve fiscal costs....
December 13, 2020
Spiralling Sensex, Stalled Disinvestment
It is true that frequency indicators show improvement and recent reports have forecast a better and earlier than expected recovery. This, though, does not diminish the challenges faced by the government.
December 06, 2020
Interest rates: What about the savers?
The hypothesis is that given India’s young population, the right approach is to facilitate consumption to boost investment and growth with lower interest rates.
December 03, 2020
Indian cities may not be sprawling, but their density is a major concern especially in a pandemic
The authors argue how inefficient city density management may have contributed to urban cities becoming pandemic epicentres, and call for public policy makers to treat this as a pressing issue.
December 02, 2020
The Indian economic recovery seems led by profits, not wages
Assessing India’s economic recovery, Niranjan sparks an important debate regarding a wage-led v. profit-led economic recovery strategy, having implications for aggregate demand. He argues that in case of a profit-led strategy, recovery will be stre...