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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

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Why Finance Minister relaxing IBC is the most important move for businesses

The default threshold limit is being increased to Rs 1 crore from the previous Rs 1 lakh to prevent triggering of IBC proceedings for medium and small enterprises.

MONEY

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Trump's visit to India: After hugs, let's talk economics

Rethinking Indo-US trade: India and United States have been strategic partners but wrinkles remain and for both countries to benefit, the diplomacy needs to go beyond the optics.

POLITICS

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JNU protests will fade. The average student will pay with her future

The protests will fade away while the average JNU student will continue to suffer.

MONEY

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Why the current economic slowdown is worse than that of 2008

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

POLITICS

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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

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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

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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

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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.