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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Demonetisation: Truth Vs Hype [Part II]

This is the second of a two part series on Demonetisation. MYTH -3 UNDER PLANNED AND IMPROPER IMPLEMENTATION Everyone has liberty to speak in a free democracy, however if they speak with facts, rather than rhetoric it would sound nice. I have trie

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Zakir Naik Represents A Deeper Challenge For Indian Muslims

Dr. Zakir Naik’s run-in with controversies is not a novel affair. Since the famed Islamic preacher and speaker took the stage, his audacious speeches and the ability to quote religious text from memory was always met with a thunderous applause

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Modi's E-mail ID For Tip-Offs Is A Path To Hell Paved With Good Intentions

The revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia announced yesterday that an e-mail ID has been created for people to give information on black money to Income Tax officials. The philosophy is simple. Each one of us know atleast one or more people who deposited b

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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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