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R-Day Idea: How About Subsidy-free Netagiri?
New Indian Express

R-Day Idea: How About Subsidy-free Netagiri?

For a decade, the Manmohan Singh government practised Robin Hood politics to satiate the coalition's greed for market share. The BJP—the principal opposition—didn't oppose this and was, in fact, party to the politics of profligacy. The problem ... New Indian Express, 3 days ago
New Indian Express

Rajan Lobs Ball to Jaitley, Serves Up Budget Expectations

The good news is that the much-argued-for, debated-and-awaited rate cut is here. This Thursday, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan sent the Modi Sarkar some sweet pongal on Makar Sankranti. The worry is that the shamans in the establishment are ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago
New Indian Express

List, Leverage and Liberate India Post from Sarkar

The legacy is unmatched—established by Lord Clive and developed by Warren Hastings, it began its operations first in Calcutta in 1774, followed by Madras in 1786 and Bombay in 1793. It has the largest reach and touches the lives of Indians ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

Banking, Couch Potatoes and Modi the Shrink

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the shrink yet again. Last week, it was the babudom—the participants at the National Workshop in Delhi on Make in India. Growth and manufacturing in India is held ransom by permission raj. Modi ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago

Milestones 2015: Ideas for the Modi Sarkar

It isn't sufficient just to want; youve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want-- Franklin D Roosevelt It is that time of the year when hope gurgles at the prospect of new beginnings. In E-2014, India invested in ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Semantics of Sarkar and the Optics of Opposition

Politics, Albert Einstein observed, is more difficult than physics. This enduring truism is visiting the Modi Sarkar. The consistency of constants in physics is after all vastly different from the constantly changing variables of politics. The ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

How About a Ghar Wapasi to the Modi Model

You could argue achche din are here—at least for a few oppressed beings willing to trade their faith for cash benefits. After all the `5 lakh offered for re-conversion, or Ghar Wapsi if you please, is five times the average per capita income.
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Tit for Tat Politics and BJP's Art of Inventing Opposition

It is barely six months since the Modi Sarkar was sworn in and already a sense of déjà vu is creeping on to the political landscape. When Narendra Modi won for his party a historic majority in the 2014 polls, I had quipped that India had ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Mfg @ 0.1%! Make in India Needs Made in India Policy

0.1 %. It is the rate at which Indian manufacturing grew between July and September. It is a reminder of a stark reality. A 5.3 per cent growth in GDP may satisfy some and look good. But fact is without a substantive improvement in manufacturing ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

ATM Charges: Middle Class is Any Time Milch Class for Bankers

Policy process in India is best described by the cliché— there is/must be a method in the madness. Indeed, often madness seems to be the method. And the new guidelines governing transactions at ATMs fit the bill. In 2008, the Reserve Bank of ...
 New Indian Express2 months ago
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