Budget

  • Daasan Kapital and Chidambaram's budget

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The best of political debates in Kerala, and perhaps India, happen not in television studios or our legislature, but in Karunan's barber shop and Kuttan's...

  • An election Budget

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    Make no mistake: Regardless of what pundits tell you, this is an election Budget prepared skillfully not just with a view to the upcoming Lok...

  • The high cost of the 'mini' Air Force

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The bi-annual Army Commanders Conference kicked off in Delhi on Monday with the focus on issues ranging from operational and security to modernization and procurement....

  • How dictators run the government in a democracy

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If you think a week is a long time in politics, just forget it. In India, it can take just a few hours for a...

  • Comment: when ministerial whim passes off as policy

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Mukul Roy, the new railway minister, is a very quick learner. Within a day of taking over, he has decided that the Railways do not...

  • Rail planners running out of steam?

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    So was it a good railway budget? I really wouldn't know - the experts would know better. This write-up is about something the experts ...

  • Rail Budget: neither sugar-free nor Rasagulla. It is Mamata's Fudge!

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Railways were passing through "difficult" and "testing" times. How come? The Indian economy is growing at 8.6 percent a...

  • 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...