January 31, 2019
BJP Budgets: Omissions and Expectations
How have the five budgets presented by the BJP-led NDA government fared? The anxieties around the 2019 exercise illustrate the saga of unfinished agenda.
January 25, 2019
Pending bills and cost to Indians
The cost of pendency is the price paid by the public in terms of governance and increased taxes.
January 13, 2019
Quota policies, placebo politics
When Members of Parliament voted this week, they also, in a sense, certified the true state of the political economy.
January 12, 2019
India’s a Land of Cities, Not Villages
A prosperous future for India depends crucially on promoting well-planned urbanisation.
December 04, 2018
Sops as Solutions, the Road to Serfdom
The stark reality is that every party is ensuring its electoral fortunes by parading sops as the solution for every failure.
February 13, 2018
Fringe Farragoes and the Sounds of Silence
There is madness and then there is a method, and frequently madness becomes the method.
December 29, 2017
Official Launch of Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12 Digit Revolution
IDFC Institute hosted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who officially released Visiting Senior Fellow, Shankkar Aiyar's book, Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12 Digit Revolution
March 07, 2017
All Those Who Are Out of the Tax Net
It is not surprising that only 3% of Indians pay income tax.
February 06, 2017
Budget 2017 presents the power of ideas; now, find champions for success
Shankkar Aiyar highlights the need for champions who can power the ideas that lie latent in Budget 2017
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.