November 19, 2018
The Binary Babel of RBI Versus Government
The RBI cannot confuse de facto operational independence with de jure policy independence.
November 19, 2018
Why does Modi government want Rs 3.6 lakh crore?
It may be a good idea for the BJP to dwell on policy failures and solutions before they draft the manifesto for 2019.
September 17, 2018
Loot & scoot artists and whataboutery
An old adage preaches rather piously that you cannot escape responsibility for tomorrow by evading it today.
February 05, 2018
Middle-Class Anger and Budget 2018
Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Senior Fellow, writes on the recently tabled, Budget 2018 in his New Indian Express article. He opines that the anger of the middle class is about the relief that was expected and which is not in the budget....
February 02, 2018
Modi puts politics first
A budget of promises and missed economic opportunities
April 04, 2017
The flip side of ‘one nation, one tax’
India is the only large country in the world that is experiencing subnational income divergence
April 03, 2017
Zero Loss, Zero Tax and the Contest of Flawed Narratives
Why the number tax payers in India has been low historically and how this is a result of structural flaws in the system.
February 02, 2017
Budget 2017: 5 Reforms India Needs but Arun Jaitley Won't Propose Today
Five major reforms that should ideally be a part of the Budget but will not due to political compulsions. They must wait to be propelled by a crisis.
January 31, 2017
Will Budget 2017 Curb Daily Death Parade?
Will Budget 2017 leverage resources to fix the parade of daily deaths that are really the consequence of dead policy walking?
March 11, 2016
After Rollback, Revisit
IDFC Institute Visiting Fellow Renuka Sane writes in Indian Express: "Pension reform is important. But next time, Centre must put in more rigour."