Trumponomics: What's there for India as US takes Right turn?
Trumponomics: What's there for India as US takes Right turn?

Gautam Mukherjee

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The presidency of Donald Trump, the first Republican businessman-billionaire POTUS since Democrat JFK, is being welcomed. The US dollar,…

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After demonetisation, radical steps needed to kill black money
After demonetisation, radical steps needed to kill black money

Gautam Mukherjee

Friday, 25 November 2016

The last 15 days have already seen Rs 5.25 lakh crore of the cancelled money deposited in banks. Most…

Tags: black money Cash Crunch Demonetisation GST narendra modi

At last, RBI votes for growth over inflation
At last, RBI votes for growth over inflation

Gautam Mukherjee

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The rigid Inflation target of 4% of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by 2018, has been thrown over. It has now been pushed to ‘early 2021’, with a ‘2% tolerance level’ meaning…

Tags: 7th Pay commission CPI inflation RBI

By spending on 'defensive offence' India will gain security, growth
By spending on 'defensive offence' India will gain security, growth

Gautam Mukherjee

Thursday, 29 September 2016

What happens when end-of-life-cycle military equipment and antiquated/inadequate infrastructure meets heightened tensions?   Everything pending is fast-tracked, technology leap-frogs, billions are spent.   This is all beneficial, provided military preparednessand…

Tags: Advanced Air Defence balochistan Chabahar India iran Pakistan surgical strikes Uri attack

Our multi-billion dollar digital tomorrow
Our multi-billion dollar digital tomorrow

Gautam Mukherjee

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

It’s not just because Reliance Jio, just launched, has made an aggressive pitch towards instant market leadership. It’s offering free ‘voice’, while charging for…

Tags: digital india vision e tailing e-commerce indian telecommunication market narendra modi Reliance Jio

Surge pricing for premium trains is a welcome move
Surge pricing for premium trains is a welcome move

Gautam Mukherjee

Friday, 9 September 2016

The usual suspects are raising a predictable hue and cry against the Indian Railways surge pricing formula. It is restricted, for now, to its…

Tags: Duronto indian railways Rajdhani Shatabdi Surge pricing

Silly socialism still rules India's power policy
Silly socialism still rules India's power policy

Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 29 August 2016

The selling price of solar electricity in the US is 3 cents/Kwh. Solar electricity pricing, it is clear, will dominate, like OPEC once did, going forward.   This…

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Modi at Red Fort: Pragati with Gati
Modi at Red Fort: Pragati with Gati

Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 15 August 2016

In a wide-ranging exposition from the ramparts of Red Fort, New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave out a nuanced message, highlighting the accomplishments and concerns of…

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India's biggest ever reform: GST through at last!
India's biggest ever reform: GST through at last!

Gautam Mukherjee

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the seven-hour long debate on GST in the Rajya Sabha by characterising it as…

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India's IT sector in choppy waters, profits dip
India's IT sector in choppy waters, profits dip

Gautam Mukherjee

Saturday, 30 July 2016

When the same shrinkage in fortunes afflicts India’s top-three IT companies,TCS, Infosys, and Wipro, it is time to review the situation. All of them, at…

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Deep Reform: Bye kerosene, hello LPG
Deep Reform: Bye kerosene, hello LPG

Gautam Mukherjee

Thursday, 21 July 2016

In July 2016, the Government of India has introduced a price hike of 25 paise per litre to subsidised…

Tags: Kerosene Modi government

The Cairn Mutiny: Retro taxes hit India hard
The Cairn Mutiny: Retro taxes hit India hard

Gautam Mukherjee

Friday, 15 July 2016

In 2006, Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy Plc, prominent in the oil business internationally, transferred shares and money, held by Cairn UK Holdings Ltd. a subsidiary, to Cairn India. This, preparatory to…

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What will GST actually do for the public?
What will GST actually do for the public?

Gautam Mukherjee

Saturday, 9 July 2016

For the individual, the passage of the long pending and contentious GST Bill, if and when it becomes reality,…

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Are debt funds better than fixed deposits?
Are debt funds better than fixed deposits?

Gautam Mukherjee

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The answer is yes, 100% debt-oriented mutual funds, that hold a diversified portfolio of  top-rated company debentures and government…

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Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

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With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

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Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

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Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

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Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

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Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

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No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

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2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

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In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

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Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure
Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It is next to impossible that the entire rubbished currency will be replaced by the proposed deadline of December…

Tags: Demonetisation narendra modi

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