June 06, 2016
The Cess Pool, Milch Class and the Idea of Free Money
Visiting Fellow, Shankkar Aiyar in this The New Indian Express article argues that the tax payer is entitled for a statement on deployment of cess and outcome of achievement since they are asked to part with their money for a specific purpose.
May 31, 2016
Abki Baar Get Rid of the Roundabouts in the Sarkar
To deliver on the promise of minimum government, maximum governance, the Modi Sarkar must ask the moot question: “Should the government be doing all that it is doing?”
May 23, 2016
Congress’s long goodbye
Vivek Dehejia of IDFC Institute shares his reflections on the recent assembly elections in India and what they augur for the governing BJP and the opposition Congress parties.
May 22, 2016
Ideas-Mukt Congress Scripts Its Own Electoral Eclipse
India needs a new credible opposition.
May 20, 2016
History Made in Assam, Repeated in Kerala
In this India Spend article, Rithika Kumar and Swapnil Bhandari, Senior Analyst and Associate at IDFC Institute present their analysis of the electoral results in Assam, Kerala, West Bengaland Tamil Nadu. ...
May 18, 2016
BJP’s Gains In Assam Unrelated To Record Voter Turnouts
Anti-Incumbency in Assam not related to high voter turnout
April 25, 2016
It’s the Story, Stupid
Ideas are self-evidently important, but it is often the better story which carries the day.
March 28, 2016
Modinomics at two
In this Mint article, Vivek Dehejia, Resident Fellow at IDFC Institute, writes that at the end of his two years as the PM, Narendra Modi should be best described as a pragmatic modernizer of the government’s role in the economy....
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."
February 19, 2016
A dream budget for India this year
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, comes up with a dream budget for India highlighting broad budget announcements that would keep India firmly on the path to equitable growth over the next hundred years....