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Wholesale Politics, retail reforms define post 1991 India

This week, 25 years ago, India was informed of the enormity of the crisis of 1991. It was this week that India shifted its gold reserves, pledging it with the Bank of England to avert default and preserve its honour. The story was broken by this ... New Indian Express, 2 weeks ago

Pay hike done. what about maximum Governance?

This week, Indians were informed that they will be paying more for the same old governance as the cost of running the government, mainly maintaining the lumbering bureaucracy, has gone up. The government announced the implementation of the ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago

Brexit and why all bets are off on globalisation

In 1992, Bill Clinton famously said It is the economy, stupid. The clever coinage of James Carville came to stay as one of politics much-abused aphorisms. On Friday, British voters signalled to politicians that the economy is about politics. The ...
 New Indian Express4 weeks ago

Subramanian Swamy vs Raghuram Rajan: Here's how Firstpost saw it

One of the biggest questions surrounding Raghuram Rajan's decision not to pursue a second term as RBI governor is: Did he jump or was he pushed? With BJP MP Subramanian Swamy gunning for him for a while, Rajan's decision has been greeted ...
 Firstpost.com1 month ago How indispensable is Raghuram Rajan?  CFO India1 month ago
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P V Narasimha Rao: accidental PM and accidental reforms

June 21. It is a momentous day in India's political history. It was this day that P V Narasimha Rao was sworn in as Prime Minister. It was on June 21, 1991, that the nation embarked on the voyage for economic freedom—the dismantling of the ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

The uncivil war on India's killer roads and systemic death trap

It was early morning. The driver of a car stopped to change a punctured tyre. Another driver of a passing car halted to help. Minutes later, a private luxury bus rammed both the cars, broke the barriers and plunged into a 20-foot ditch off the road.
 New Indian Express1 month ago

The cess pool, milch class and the idea of free money

The Benjamin Franklin quip about the certainties of life demands an amendment. In the Indian context, it must read, in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and a new cess every year. Beginning this week, a number of ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Abki baar get Rid of the roundabouts in the Sarkar

Notions of success and glory in politics are built around perceptions and persuasive communication. On Thursday, the Modi Sarkar completed 731 days in office. Assessments of regimes necessarily dwell between the comparative and the ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Ideas-Mukt Congress Scripts Its Own Electoral Eclipse

This week, the Congress notched a new low in its electoral history. In May 2016, it is in power in six states and Puducherry, which contribute barely 43 seats of the 543 in the Lok Sabha. In 1967, following the rout of the Congress in eight states, ...
 New Indian Express2 months ago
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