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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel, GDP growth, Economic Growth

An economic blueprint for the new Prime Minister: How remonetisation is the only solution

By keeping interest rates artificially high, RBI governors Raghuram Rajan and Urjit Patel squeezed the life out of the economy. Demonetisation administered the last rites. India's new PM must aggressively reform and remonetise.

MONEY

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P Chidambaram, Raghuram Rajan, Economic crisis, NPAs

Decoding Rajan’s letter on NPA: How bank balance sheets remained clean all these years

Revival of economic growth is crucial. The last thing Modi would want is to hand over the stewardship of the boat to those who nearly sank it in the first place.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
UPA, Reserve Bank of India, NPAs, Raghuram Rajan

Satyamev Jayate - Despite lies peddled on Modi government's economic record, the truth shall prevail

Critics of PM Modi's fiscal policies must remember their own performance and face honest facts.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Raghuram Rajan, Arun Jaitley, Chief economic adviser, Arvind subramanian

Will we ever know why Arvind Subramanian quit as chief economic adviser?

I wish, Arvi, all the success.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Raghuram Rajan, Ease of doing business rankings, GDP growth, Indian Economy

Why India's growth story is slowing down

Our politicians and bureaucrats regulating industry and the society draw inordinate amount of power from ambiguous rules.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Media, Crony Capitalism, Modi, Raghuram Rajan

Why Raghuram Rajan is warning us about 'elected autocrats'

One look at the media will show how careful it is to be on the right side of an 'illiberal' state and leadership.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Raghuram Rajan, Muslim personal law, Reserve Bank of India, Islamic banking

Why RBI dropping Islamic banking proposal is politically motivated

This is another move by the central bank that reeks of bad economics.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Raghuram Rajan, Arun Jaitley, Urijit Patel, Narendra Modi

Why it’s important to call Urjit Patel out on the demonetisation disaster

The public is largely in the dark about his role in the note-ban exercise.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Finance Ministry, Raghuram Rajan, RBI, Demonetisation

Raghuram Rajan had warned against demonetisation. Why wasn’t he taken seriously?

Former RBI governor has said the central bank under his tenure had flagged off the economic chaos that could be unleashed by Modi’s notebandi.

MONEY

 |  3-minute read
GST, RBI, Urijit Patel, Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan's last report is of hope and caution

The outgoing RBI governor sounds circumspect on inflation levels.