February 08, 2021
Budget 2021-22: A macroeconomic overview
In a macroeconomic overview of the Union Budget 2021-22, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha and Sharmadha Srinivasan contend that its emphasis on fiscal expansion sets the stage for higher public debt ratios....
January 27, 2021
Budget 2021: The Case For Taxing Stock Market Gains Of Billionaires
The argument is that a small portion of the gains of private individuals be returned to the public exchequer – as a humanistic gesture in goodwill, in recognition of the humongous cost of the crisis on denizens and democracies and most importantly ...
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 15, 2019
Finance ministry has a poor forecasting record
Given the over-optimistic revenue estimates and under-budgeted expenditure, the FinMin’s budget projections should be taken with a pinch of salt
February 12, 2018
India’s protectionist folly
Tariff hikes in the Union Budget 2018-19 reflects an erroneously mercantilist mindset
February 02, 2018
Modi puts politics first
A budget of promises and missed economic opportunities
January 28, 2018
Social Fault lines: Ideas for Budget 2018
Nine ideas that may help heal socio-economic fault lines in India
February 17, 2017
Urban Agenda 2017: Quiet but Provocative
The many roles played by cities and some caution on "proprietary cities".
March 04, 2016
From Poetry to Prose
Union budget reinforces the message that India will not be hot or cold but consistently warm.
March 01, 2016
Budget 2016: Where will the Money come from?
Jaitley and his team will need to be prepared to answer tough questions and explain to sceptical investors that the numbers make sense.