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HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Economy, Pakistan, IMF, Imran Khan

How Imran Khan Chills: Pak Economy collapsing? Prices spiking? Jihadis knocking? No worries!

In a recent press meet, Imran Khan said Pakistan is a rich country. That was probably after he unveiled a fridge with his face on it.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP, Economy, Narendra Modi

Decoded: Why 'experts' are not happy with the Modi government

PM Narendra Modi does not like being held hostage by experts.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Bail-out package, Economy, IMF, Imran Khan

Imran came, Imran saw, Imran begged: IMF, $20 billion 'advance', and an economic disaster

Imran Khan needs to understand the good sense behind the reforms the IMF wants Pakistan to undertake before a bail-out. But it looks like Imran's govt will rely on friends with benefits.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Economy, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha 2019 polls

Budget 2019: Why Modi govt should walk the talk on promises

The government has already sounded the war bugle on elections. But in the bargain, the promises made need to be implemented with care.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Piyush Goyal, Narendra Modi, Economy, Budget 2019

Budget 2019: Who won and who lost?

The Budget offers some limited positives with a vital few missing links, meriting a closer review.

MONEY

 |  3-minute read
Piyush Goyal, Arun Jaitley, Economy, Interim budget 2019

Interim budget 2019: Presumptions and probabilities

Last year's Budget focused on farmers and social welfare. It largely ignored the private sector and the middle class. Will this Interim Budget mind those gaps?

MONEY

 |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Economy, Deflation, Interim budget 2019

Interim Budget 2019: It’s deflation that's hurting you! And it could hurt BJP too

The biggest chink in Narendra Modi-Amit Shah’s electoral armour is the economy which is the grip of strong deflation and plummeting demand. It is here that the Opposition has its sharpest advantage.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Economy, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, World Economic Forum

Understanding the Davos dilemma

Has the WEF Summit turned into nothing more than an annual jamboree of global economic contradictions?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Economy, Politics

It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s politics!

The politics of the last one hundred years has been the story of politicians botching up economic decisions. But even as we foreground the economy, we are only devaluing the grand art of politics.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP, Taxation, Upper caste, Narendra Modi

Entitled India: Why our policy passion for freebies enfeebles our country

Those celebrating reservations based on economic backwardness are ignoring the costs the Indian economy would have to pay over the next 25 years.