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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With Road To GST Cleared, Speed Is Of Essence

With the Rajya Sabha passing the Constitution Amendment Bill that will enable implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the doors have been flung open for the biggest indirect tax reform measure since Independence. The introduction of the

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August 1: Two Women Face The Same Fate

It's all about women empowerment. What a joke! The 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha may not have seen the light of the day yet, but when it comes to victimisation at any level, our mothers and sisters bear the brunt. August 1, 2016 is

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It's the Economy, Stupid! Not the GST

The IMF recently projected India to be the fastest growing economy in 2016. FDI inflows put India in the top spot amongst all economies. The World Bank feted India for its efforts to improve the ease of doing business. To add some flavour, growth pro

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Shashi Tharoor Says, “Higher Education Is Over-Regulated and Under-Governed”

 The Lok Sabha on 21st July passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stated: "The Narendra Modi government is committed to ensure Sabko Shiksha aur A

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GST Rollout: Eye on Political Gains?

It has often been estimated that what is known, as the black economy is about 70-80% the official economy. This simply means that something to the extent of about Rs.90-100 lakh crores escapes the tax net. If this is captured India’s Tax/GDP ra

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