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Bureaucracy, Red tape, Lockdown, Economic Reforms

Modi is not a philosopher, Mr Gupta. He is the Prime Minister

Philosophers have the luxury and liberty to dwell in the realm of ideas. It is different for the Prime Minister. When it comes to governance, the PM's ideas are only as good as their effective execution.


 |  4-minute read
Aatmanirbhar bharat, Msme, Economic Reforms, Economicstimulus

How Finance Minister gave liquidity lifeline for the economy but not the structural reforms India needs

Nirmala Sitharaman's economic package does not quite amount to the deep structural reforms India needs. It is a crisis liquidity fund to put the economy back on its feet.


 |  5-minute read
Government apathy, Economic Reforms, Migrant labourers, Covid19

The government needs to bail out those who are hit hardest by Covid

As the nation enters almost the seventh week of the lockdown, one questions the government’s lack of effort to have a comprehensive economic (and health) strategy for the bottom half of India’s socio-economic class.


 |  4-minute read
Modi government, Liberalisation, Economic Reforms, GST

How elections will decide the fate of GST

As polls approach, most of the states have started flouting Goods and Services Tax norms.


 |  25-minute read
Indian Economy, Modi government, Liberalisation, Economic Reforms

Even 25 years after liberalisation, politics remains the biggest stumbling block in the way of economic reforms in India

[Book extract] Political money is the canker that infects much of government functioning. It comes in the way of decisions.


 |  11-minute read
Book Extract, RBI, Liberalisation, Economic Reforms

C Rangarajan on India's road to economic transition - the 1991 liberalisation

[Book extract] The then RBI governor says there has been a paradigm shift in our approach to economic policy.


 |  5-minute read
Indian Economy, Economic Reforms

How 25 years of economic reforms changed Indian streets

They are now more chaotic yet socially dead, more glamorous but secluded, more prosperous but unequal.


 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Economic Reforms

Why Vajpayee stands taller than Rao, Manmohan and Modi put together

In two-and-a-half decades of economic reforms, despite having pro-market credentials as prime ministers, no one else ever dared to privatise ailing PSUs.


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Economic Reforms, Narendra Modi, Bihar polls, Intolerance

Win or lose Bihar, Modi story is almost over

The Hindu Hriday Samrat will lean towards the cultural right here onwards and less towards the economic right.


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Economic Reforms, Jairam Ramesh, PV Narasimha Rao

Jairam Ramesh's book needed to be told

Natwar Singh writes that 'To The Brink and Back: India's 1991 Story' is likely to have a long shelf life.