Finance minister Arun Jaitley rightly shunned populism, but I didn't find the transformative idea I was looking for.
The canvas is available, it requires bold strokes and more than anything else a grand vision for India's economy.
The princes were told that Instrument of Accession was a "take it or leave it" political offer from the Congress which would not be repeated.
This Budget needs to be decisive. It requires a cogent articulation of the BJP's economic vision, with a gauge to measure the government's reform momentum.
The risks to PSU bank balance sheets are worrisome as seen with third quarter results where profits are falling off the cliff.
Budget 2015 is an opportunity for Modi and Jaitley to tell India what exactly they want to do with the economy.
The entire Saradha scam is littered with discrepancies, for even investigators haven't understood the true extent of the scam.
Once the Delhi elections are out of the way, Modi has a huge window of opportunity to ram reforms down our throats.