English is being steadily eroded by attrition as individual states focus on developing their own languages — there are as many as 22.
15 Aug 2019 12:37 AM
The average Kashmiri thinks of ‘azadi’ as freedom, not from India but from police raj — the underbelly of elite, non-meritocratic rule.
11 Aug 2019 6:05 AM
Corporate honchos and movie stars are as lonely as friendless hobos.
06 Aug 2019 12:00 AM
The Complete Story of Indian Reforms, 2016. His latest is a career first, deep-dive into geo-political economy.
02 Aug 2019 1:46 AM
The Budget speech usually announces headline changes proposed for the year under consideration.
29 Jul 2019 12:00 AM
Note the characters are not fictional and so this book is also about cryptohistory in motion.
21 Jul 2019 3:25 AM
Kashmir has this instant ability to exclude everything except the known and the immediate.
20 Jul 2019 12:00 AM
Deep social change is at the heart of economic progress.
16 Jul 2019 12:55 AM
The Budget over-estimated the 2018-19 revenue receipts by 9.6 per cent.
10 Jul 2019 2:19 AM
Despite a long speech there were no magic bullets presented to kickstart a virtuous cycle of investment, growth and jobs.
06 Jul 2019 1:07 AM
Budget FY2020 should break this dismal trend and increase capital expenditure to 2 per cent of projected GDP.
30 Jun 2019 7:02 AM
Export orientation is a quality and time conscious eco-system which hinges on becoming part of global supply chains.
19 Jun 2019 1:25 AM
Sustainable magic requires that the magician remain credible.
12 Jun 2019 1:03 AM
The government must redeem its earlier commitment to reduce the FD to 2.5 per cent of GDP over five years.
07 Jun 2019 12:06 AM
The 2014 Budget was expectedly a laundry list of good intentions.
28 May 2019 2:01 AM
The NDA should clock up around 344 seats — Shiv Sena with 18, Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) with 16 and Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP with six.
24 May 2019 7:36 AM
The happy news must have reached — like Maneka (of Vishwamitra fame) — to interrupt a meditating Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Kedarnath cave.
21 May 2019 7:14 AM
Severe inequality in the allocation of public finance is a primary reason for rural impoverishment.
19 May 2019 5:41 AM
The EC is a child of political happenstance and jugaad, not thoughtful institutional strategy.
14 May 2019 12:05 AM
The Annual Survey of Education Report 2018 records that one-third of those schooled till Class 8 cannot even read a Class 2 text.
07 May 2019 1:47 AM