Prices

  • Railway finances off track, why is railway going slow on defaulters?

    Simply Put |  Marya Shakil
    Rising inflation, falling rupee, rising home loans, fuel hike and an indication coming from railways of a passenger fare hike. Can the UPA II get...

  • Cheap drugs or just cheap tricks?

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    I still remember meeting a young man of 26 who ate only once a day, to save money to pay for his mother's cancer drugs....

  • Facebook petrol price hoax: Think before you 'like'

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    A senior colleague of mine pinged me a Facebook post today. He was already facebooking and I was yet to hop on. Anyways, the post...

  • Facing inflation with dignity, but for how long?

    Storm Chaser |  Mahima Sharma
    This Sunday afternoon, it was all dripping with unexpected showers taking the national capital in its humid lap. A lazy afternoon that urged me to...

  • 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...

  • Bemusedly yours: The government's fuel policy

    Sundry thoughts |  Himanshu Mehta
    My Sunday mornings are perhaps no different than those of fellow men who toil the week away to put bread on the table. One woke...

  • 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...

  • Manmohan's indecisiveness costing India dear

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A few years ago, when Greg Chappell was Big Boss, I asked Saurav Ganguly on how he felt losing the Indian captaincy. Ganguly, candid as...

  • Indian middle class, invisible and indifferent

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Long before Mamata Banerjee, there was Mrinal Gore. In crumpled sari, rolling pin in hand and fists clenched, the socialist leader was the original political...

  • All in one day: Burning tyres, empty tanks, deserted roads

    Preeti's Space |  Preeti Singh
    "BHARAT BANDH," say politicos. "KHULJA SIM SIM," says the Aam Aadmi "Are the petrol pump stations open today?" asks my frantic dad ...