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India proved James Madison right about federalism

14. August 2017 - 5:59
Indian framers picked federalism from the menu of constitutional options because they thought it fit their needs and circumstances

Narendra Modi’s authority is unchallenged. So why isn’t he doing more?

14. August 2017 - 4:44
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) now controls 18 out of India’s 29 states. Narendra Modi is riding high. Why isn’t he doing more with this power then?

The costs and benefits of demonetisation

14. August 2017 - 4:23
At least four factors have contributed to the decline in RBI dividend for the year and behind two of them, demonetisation has played a critical role

The emperor’s new clothes and Jairam Ramesh

14. August 2017 - 0:25
Jairam Ramesh’s public post mortem of the challenge before the Congress is the first step to attempt regrouping

Deflation debate

13. August 2017 - 20:56
The mention of deflation in the recently released Economic Survey will further stoke debate on whether RBI has been misreading the price situation

Cut the monetary policy committee some slack

13. August 2017 - 20:29
By exercising caution in June and going for a 25 bps rate cut in August, RBI’s monetary policy committee has allowed itself the margin to pare or hold repo rates in the near future

India’s lethargic approach to national security

13. August 2017 - 20:20
Urgent equipment purchases, which have to be effected in times of war, kill the life cycle required for indigenous production

Timely payments for MSMEs are crucial

13. August 2017 - 19:48
The tardy payment habits of large companies have a significant impact on cash flows of small enterprises and competitiveness

Finishing the post-financial crisis job

13. August 2017 - 19:45
The West needs real investments, higher productivity and wage growth—not economically unjustifiable profits

China’s realism versus India’s mythology

13. August 2017 - 19:39
Indian movies such as ‘Airlift’ and ‘Baahubali 2’ simply do not match up to China’s ability to leverage soft power to serve their geopolitical interests

A short (and subjective) history of business innovations in India

13. August 2017 - 16:27
In the 70 years of Independence, India has engendered several fundamental business innovations, some of which have found global acceptance

Despite stains, democracy has thrived in India

13. August 2017 - 16:18
In these 70 years of independence, India has encountered dark periods, taken shaky steps, but getting up every time after falling has become second nature to Indians

Harsh lessons of the Gorakhpur tragedy

13. August 2017 - 13:18
What has happened in Gorakhpur isn’t merely about oxygen cylinders and unpaid bills—it is a symptom of many deeper problems

Economic Survey: Balance sheet recession puts India on road to deflation

11. August 2017 - 23:32
Economic Survey argues the problem of over-leveraged private sector balance sheets makes current economic downturn resemble what Japan, Spain, China experienced in recent decades

Towards building a people’s police

11. August 2017 - 14:50
Robert Peel laid the foundation for future police forces way back in 1829, which continues to guide them even on

Electric cars could breach Maruti Suzuki fortress

11. August 2017 - 11:35
Maruti Suzuki’s scepticism about green technology seems wrong-headed as reports suggest reform of the GST levy will provide a colossal incentive for electric cars: they’ll be taxed at 12%

Masayoshi Son just pulled off an impressive judo flip on Snapdeal

11. August 2017 - 7:48
Snapdeal clearly thinks it’s bigger than it really is. But like in judo, Masayoshi Son has used that perceived size against it to win this bout

Snapchat needs to play the wall street game it hates

11. August 2017 - 6:03
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says he doesn’t want to employ all the sneaky tricks that other internet companies use to look as if they have more fans than they really do

A strong rupee hurts the economy

11. August 2017 - 4:24
A more appropriate exchange rate would stimulate exports and dampen imports, just as it would help domestic manufacturing firms to be more competitive

Is there a culture of honesty in India?

11. August 2017 - 1:54
With several popular anti-corruption movements having fizzled out, can a culture of honesty be brought about by law alone?

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