Which is the least reformed sector of the Indian economy? No prizes for guessing the obvious answer, agriculture. But that is not open season for the reform-or-die brigade to tilt yet again at the bogeys of minimum support prices, input subsidies ... Business Standard India, 1 week ago
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Shreekant Sambrani's article "Telling good subsidies from bad" (February 24) vividly explains the adverse impact of subsidies on various sectors. Subsidies are aptly compared to cholesterol - being bad for most parts, but good for some. There is a ...Business Standard, 1 month ago Shreekant Sambrani: Telling good subsidies from bad Business Standard India, 2 months ago
Like the proverbial trees, much of the commentary on the Budget has obscured the real wood. The numbers have been scrutinised, as they should be. The Budget has also been analysed for its reform potential and for what it does for specific activities. This ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The finance minister and the government have met the immediate challenge. The wine this time is new and also in a new bottle, which, though not full, is less than half empty, says Shreekant Sambrani. How do you craft the annual Budget of a $2 trillion economy, the world's 10th largest (or the third, if reckoned in purchase-parity terms) that satisfies many conflicting expectations? Especially when your government has been increasingly criticised for not making much progress in the last nine ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The BJP currently occupies the centre stage of Indian politics, much the way the Congress did in the 1970s. That may be comforting to the party, but it could also be the road to perdition of easy self-congratulation and sycophancy,' says Shreekant Sambrani. Imagine this: On February 28, India win its World Cup match (otherwise of no consequence) against the United Arab Emirates by one wicket on the last ball. That Pyrrhic victory will bring the champions little glory. It would dampen the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'No one took umbrage at his depictions, and the subjects least of all, because they knew that Laxman had no malice in him.' One had to meet him but once and his ever twinkling eyes blew away any negative thoughts one may have nursed about him.' Dr Shreekant Sambrani remembers the irreplaceable R K Laxman. On this Republic Day, it is but proper to celebrate the art and person of R K Laxman, the most famous champion of the common man of the Republic. The small man of his countless cartoons was a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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