Economy

  • India's you too Brutus moment

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    "Et tu, Brute? - Then fall, Caesar! Proclaiming this is what Julius Caesar said on receiving the mortal stab from his most trusted friend ...

  • Power of 49: The power and its mystique

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The world's largest democracy is bracing itself for the most anticipated event every 5 years. To keep things in perspective, almost 1 in 6 on...

  • Why a chai-wallah will make a good PM

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Come to think of it: most people live their entire lives in the same social strata in which they were born. A very select few...

  • Why even an NDF dog cannot wag the on-shore tail, much less an NDF tail wagging the on-shore dog

    Uncluttering the Clutter |  VK Sharma
    There is quite some compulsive feel, rather than any grounding in logic and reason, to the current hype and hoopla over Non-Deliverable Forward (NDF) market...

  • Raghuram Rajan could catalyse recovery and also transform RBI

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    Raghuram Govind Rajan made history on his first day as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. At 50, he is one of...

  • The Shale Gas Revolution in America: An Opportunity for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Good news is seldom expected in the world's hydrocarbon economy and the shale gas boom in North America follows that trend. The rise of this...

  • Basu hears the tiger roar in 7 Race Course Road

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    The prospect of facing the next Lok Sabha elections with a limp economy and furious voters might force the government's pace on reforms. Time is...

  • FDI in retail - choice and consequences

    The bigger picture |  Nalin Kohli
    A brief background 2011 has been a very eventful year both for India and the UPA government. Obviously Anna Hazare's movement for the Lokpal ...

  • Averting the next Afghanistan

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's flight path from Tripoli to Kabul this week should have given the US administration some reason to reflect on...

  • Western economic mess: Learn from the Indian middle class

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The BBC interview with a trader on the crashing of the Global Economy on YouTube, that is running viral caught my eye. It talked about...

  • Structural factors & supply bottlenecks behind inflation

    Guest Blog |  Sunil K Sinha
    India has largely been a supply constrained economy and supply shocks have more than often been responsible for triggering episodes of high inflation. Even the...

  • Prices and A Govt That Doesn't Know Its Onions

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    A colleague, who has done very well for himself and lives on Mumbai's Pali Hill, sent a new year's day message advising his friends not...

  • Growth Vs Caring: A 'Stupid' and 'Nonsensical' Debate!

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Chasing growth is "stupid" says Professor Amartya Sen. That he is obsessed with growth is "nonsense" says Professor Jagdish Bhagwati. At the time when the...

  • Is the flood over in Pakistan?

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Is the flood over in Pakistan? No. Most certainly not! Notwithstanding the Herculean massive relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction operations carried out by the government and...

  • Beauty of British democracy

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    The state of British media before and immediately after the elections could be described as "confusion-worst-confounded.com ". Perhaps that is the way what could ...