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Target 10 Trillion GDP in 2032 and the Invisible Gorilla
New Indian Express

Target 10 Trillion GDP in 2032 and the Invisible Gorilla

This week, Niti Aayog put out a perspective on where it sees India in 2032. It is not called a plan, nor is it called vision-whatever. It is simply titled Creating a Movement for Change. Without much ado, it lists aims, objectives and an agenda of ... New Indian Express, 6 days ago
New Indian Express

Jobs, Monsoon and Solving the Economy's Rubik Puzzles

In 1974, Erno Rubik, a professor of architecture, created the Rubik Cube. Rubik created the cube to help explain to his students about spatial relationships. His creation is an apt metaphor for the puzzles in the economy. As with the Rubik Cube, it ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago
New Indian Express

Real Tribute to Ambedkar Calls for Repairing the Constitution

. The Constituent Assembly. Occasion: Motion to introduce the Draft Constitution. Speaker: Dr B R Ambedkar. If I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

Annual Poll Parade: Time to Revert to Simultaneous Elections

The late Bal Thackeray had a pithy manner of presenting facts. The SS-BJP regime was elected in March 1995 for five years. The alliance went in for early polls in 1999. When asked about the performance in four years, Thackeray said first calculate ...
 New Indian Express3 weeks ago

Thirsty Cities Need Smart Solutions Like Water Reclamation

This week, across cities, conscientious Indians did not use water to celebrate Holi. The unprecedented water crisis compelled the shift in social practices. Essentially, necessity acquired the cloak of virtue. The magnitude of the crisis of ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Global Growth Gripes and the Real Population Bomb

It is a pain that dare not speak its name. The repeated trimming of global growth forecasts, the yo-yo swings of markets—currencies, commodities, bonds and stocks —represent the unknown prevailing over the known. Uncertainty, it would seem, has ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

Mallya Episode Exposes the Extent of Systemic Sloth

, a Rajya Sabha member, asked the government (Unstarred Question No. 1,438) whether it was aware of various write-offs of principal loans made by Public Sector Banks operating in the United Kingdom. The government promised to table the information.
 New Indian Express1 month ago
New Indian Express

The Killing Fields and Why Agriculture Cannot Wait

Think about it. Ponder over these headline indicators. Why are the Jats in Haryana agitating for a seat on the quota express? Why is the tragedy of farmer suicides a recurring saga—125 killed themselves in Maharashtra in 40 days in 2016? What ...
 New Indian Express2 months ago

Political EQ versus IQ and the Contest of False Choices

It would seem the EQ of politics has entered into a direct confrontation with the IQ of politics. This week, the concept of rule of law mutated and seceded from the idea of order. It is a week when the discourse about the future was waylaid. Like ...
 New Indian Express2 months ago
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