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S Murlidharan

S Murlidharan

m_shrinivasan@yahoo.co.in
The writer is a Delhi-based chartered accountant with an abiding interest in writing and teaching.

By S Murlidharan

Modi government's stringent labelling norms for online shopping don't make sense

The Centre might be tempted to make the portals responsible because it is always easy to deal with a few hundred portals than lakhs of anonymous and invisible sellers.

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7th Pay Commission: Modi government's generosity is reserved only for armed forces

The working civilians have had the mortification of seeing their HRA go down by 20 per cent across the board.

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10 ways in which GST will impact you from July 1

It will hasten the demise of cash economy, the process started by demonetisation.

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Why Amitabh Bachchan and not Mukesh Ambani as GST brand ambassador?

A mother may be moved by the actor's advice on polio vaccination but a wily trader would empathise only with and listen to another wily trader.

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7th Pay Commission: What about performance-related pay?

There is no reason why a beginning cannot be made with the Indian Railways.

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7th Pay Commission Part II: Harsh times ahead for central government employees

They are not a vote bank for Modi government, hence they should not expect much.

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Why India should have ads for prescription drugs like in the US

What Modi government is set to do to check abuses by drug manufacturers is dubious – nay, worse than the disease.

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Why 7th Pay Commission’s 'miserly' hike is understandable

The central government is well aware of the fiscal trap pay hike largesse portends.

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Budget 2017: Income Tax cut by 5% is only a half measure by Arun Jaitley

The move has made our tax rates steeper once we cross the Rs 5 lakh threshold.

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India needs to dismantle ATMs to make digital payments a success

Banks must take a leaf out of telcos' books - let's try ATM pooling a la tower pooling.

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Akhilesh Yadav gets the cycle, but are poll symbols dumbing down our elections?

Yes, it must be said at the risk of sounding sacrilegious.

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Why restaurants adding service charge to bill should be declared illegal

To tip or not is entirely the discretion of the customer, satisfied or dissatisfied.

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Modi government's post-dated ordinance on demonetisation is a joke

What was the need to hurry?

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5 hard decisions Modi could announce to back demonetisation

Here's what the crooks, who gave the government a slip by laundering their black money through back doors of banks, are scared of and why.

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Modi must slap defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

The PM should call the Congress vice president's bluff over the Sahara papers.

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How Paytm is brazenly piggybacking on banks and telcos

If they come together and join hands, they would be able to stop the invasion into their territories.

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Government setting gold limits smacks of a socialist mindset

Nothing can be more far-fetched than need-based exemptions.

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India must not rush to call Delhi, instead of Mumbai, its economic capital

The mainstreaming of our economy has just begun.

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Using Jan Dhan accounts to launder black money must end

When you exempt a few types of income or organisations from tax, they beckon the crooks.

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Uniform Civil Code: Can we stop men from marrying more than one woman?

A bold amendment is required to make bigamy and polygamy a cognisable offence.

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32 lakh ATM cards hacked: Why can’t we have OTP-controlled withdrawals?

RBI and other banks are guilty of not using the tried and tested weapons.

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SRK endorsing Reliance Jio is unethical, and here's why

The actor has already had a dalliance with a rival brand, Airtel.

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Why it's time for the government to revive NJAC

If Parliament can have a major role in the impeachment of judges, there is no reason why it should be kept out of the loop in the matter of appointment.

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Is India's economic growth at mercy of the rains?

The monsoons are at the back of a FICCI survey that fuels this optimism.

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