April 03, 2019
NITI Aayog 2.0 should be built on the idea of fiscal federalism
Rahul Gandhi wants to scrap the NITI Aayog and revert to the Planning Commission it replaced, but this is inadvisable
January 29, 2018
The Myth of the Myth of ‘Jobless Growth’
We cannot say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet been successful in his promise to boost job creation in India.
November 20, 2017
Big picture Modi on step to robust business reforms
Improving the business environment is often seen as an inclusive answer to growth challenges: a vibrant business ecosystem can attract investments to further fuel the economy, create wealth as a consequence, while redistribution in a well-designed ma...
September 12, 2017
The Task of Job Creation and the Test for Task Forces
Depending on who is telling the story the perception about job creation is—jobs are not being created or more jobs need to be created.
July 24, 2017
Public Sector Banks, Mergernomics and Tilting at Windmills
Shankkar Aiyar explores the motivations for a new idea gaining currency in New Delhi– consolidation and merger of public sector banks (PSBs)
May 09, 2017
Niti Aayog Action Agenda: All Agenda, Little Action
Niti Aayog's 208-page Action Agenda falls short on the advice of two former Prime Ministers, by failing to outline how the proposed reforms will be implemented.
May 04, 2017
Understanding NITI Aayog’s Action Agenda
NITI Aayog's 3-year agenda and its vision and approach.
November 23, 2016
Why We Need to Debate the ‘One Nation, One Election’ Idea Further
This “one nation, one policy” notion is deeply flawed and ill-suited for the India of today when the differences among its states are the starkest in the world
November 01, 2016
Hard Realities About The Ease Of Doing Business
Shankkar Aiyar deconstructs India's poor performance on World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking.
August 29, 2016
The Quality of Quantity and the Broken State of Education
The article looks at the reasons for India's abysmal education system and provides remedies