Shweta Punj

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is Associate Editor, India Today and has been writing on policy for a decade and half.

POLITICS

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It's a shame Arvind Panagariya quit Niti Aayog over politics

The top economist found himself isolated in terms of ideology and political backing.

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POLITICS

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How Ram Nath Kovind as India's next President will help Amit Shah win Bihar

Relations between BJP and JD (U) have been on a sticky wicket since Nitish Kumar broke off with the saffron party.

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POLITICS

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Slapping fine for open defecation will not clean India’s holiest and dirtiest rivers

It should have been more specific in what’s not permitted because blanket bans will not save water bodies.

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MONEY

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World Economic Forum: India has to be cautious in its technology leap

There is no point of digitisation if it does not have an impact.

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LIFE

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Shocking story of two abandoned girls lays bare hypocrisy of Incredible India

It happened in the nation’s capital where per capita income is among the highest in the country.

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POLITICS

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Talent matters, not nationalism: Modi's message in hiring Urjit Patel

The RBI governor's selection also signals that the government is not looking for a quick fix approach to the economy.

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MONEY

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What needs to be done to get GST right

The model law is an intimidating piece of legislation.

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MONEY

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Arvind Panagariya is exactly what Modi wants in an RBI governor

He is also most likely to stick to his brief, unlike Raghuram Rajan.

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MONEY

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What India is looking for in its next RBI governor

The new head will have to be 'well versed with India's economic reality and political economy', a bone of contention with Raghuram Rajan's critics.

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POLITICS

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Brexit: Goodbye, globalisation

We are now entering a more nationalistic, protectionist world.

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