2017 Union Budget: The Balancing Act We Miss To See

The Union Budget brings us some fresh thoughts as every other year, the expectant populace waits for sops to be announced and some get happy about it, while some are not. The Budget, by the way, is a zero sum endeavor; it must balance revenues with

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Demystifying Demonetisation

As Indians, each one of us has a point of view on Modi’s demonetisation initiative. As the nation of a billion people warmed to the news of the demonetisation, reactions ran wild. While two distinct groups of those in favour and those opposed h

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Mr. Prime Minister, You Lost The War, The Battle And Me

It is just the proverbial hiccup, they say- but when hiccups are repetitive, it is a sign of acid reflux, my dear sir. It has been just a week since you’ve discarded the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes and yet there only ominous signs for this countr

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FDI In Defence Sector

Since liberalisation of the Indian economy for FDI in 1991, the defence sector was kept out of bounds for foreign investors (even for private sector in India) citing strategic reasons. However, considering the ever increasing demand of Indian forces

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India Asks For “Change”; Modi Delivers

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he’d be addressing the nation at 8 in the evening on November 8, there was a lot of speculation as to what issues he’d be addressing in particular. The Kashmir valley has come to a standst

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Why Modi's Idea to Hold Simultaneous Elections is a Bad One

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently mooted the idea of evolving a method for holding Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously. Primarily, two reasons stand out in favour of this electoral reform. With parties in perpetual election mode,

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