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Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet

Senior Editor, India Today. Has been writing on policy for more than a decade.

MONEY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |   8-minute read

Why the current economic slowdown is worse than that of 2008

The government is yet to even acknowledge that there is a slowdown.

POLITICS

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |   6-minute read

How Narendra Modi won: He is India's most loved leader today. And he determinedly wooed one section of the populace

The Modi narrative, of a selfless, disciplined, visionary leader, who's worked his way to the top caught, the imagination of Indians. For the second time. But he didn't just rest on his legend.

MONEY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |   5-minute read

Do we really want to give our youth free money?

Rahul Gandhi’s move to ensure minimum income guarantee (MIG) for the poor is well-intentioned. But it could damage the psychology of a nation which is proud of its demographic dividend.

MONEY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |   3-minute read

India on hold: What the markets are telling us

As assembly results arrive, and Urjit Patel exits, the markets shook at the thought of life without Narendra Modi.

POLITICS

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |   3-minute read

Assembly Polls 2018: India deserves more than empty promises from its politicians

Come December 11 when the results come, people of India will lose and the netas will win as there is no way all that's been promised can be implemented.

MONEY

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The difficulty of being Urjit Patel

A war of words, marathon meetings and the RBI does pretty much what the government wanted it to. So, why the high voltage drama?

MONEY

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Pain of IL&FS crisis will be much deeper for real estate and construction sector

Brace up for more job losses and slackening demand. The government needs to act quickly and cushion the impact of the credit squeeze.

POLITICS

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Rajasthan elections: Why Vasundhara Raje needs to amplify her message for women voters to make a comeback

Most women said they would vote but their decision of whom to vote for would be taken by the men in their families – husband, brother or son.

MONEY

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Why Arun Jaitley's fuel price cut is bad economics

Getting populist at a time when government’s macros are on a shaky ground is a risk to India’s credibility.

VARIETY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |   4-minute read

Why govt must make Johnson & Johnson bleed for selling faulty implants in India

How New Delhi deals with this breach of trust will determine how seriously the world treats Indians as consumers.