Articles: May 2016

By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: RBI, India politics, Indian economy
By further arguing that this view enjoys the support of a large number in the BJP, Swamy is committing the ruling party to a line and an argument that carries deep implications not only for the economy but also for the political tone and direction of the ruling party.
By: Himadri Bhattacharya
Category: Global, RBI, Indian economy
In the past, both the government and the RBI would routinely claim after episodes of fall in rupee's exchange rate that there would be little or no adverse implication for growth, inflation and budgetary position. But the facts turned out to be different, especially for inflation and fisc.
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: China-India
This year China completes fifteen years of its WTO membership. According to the conditions of its entry, it was guaranteed an MES latest by the end of 15 years, no matter what. Many members of WTO especially the European Union and USA are uncomfortable about granting MES to China...
By: Haresh Jagtiani
Category: India politics
I’d be perfectly willing to match wits and join issues with a vegetarian or a vegan who questions my desire to eat beef. I might even be convinced if he proved that a single malt tastes better with vegan ham (made out of coconut) or dhokla. But if a law is enacted that bans beef eating in my... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
India has the highest GDP growth in the world today. But are we doing as well as we want to? When the Governor of the Reserve Bank posed this question, he was immediately criticised by government leaders for creating doubts in the minds of people in the country and abroad about India’s progress.
By: K.Kanagasabapathy
Category: Common citizen, India politics, Inclusive growth
While public policies are aimed at improving the lot of the “common man”, he may not be benefited to the full extent and at times may become a victim to such policies if asked to migrate and forced to take unfamiliar occupations. In short, the common man is a policy-taker and not a policy-maker
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Jobs
Can ecommerce be a major job-creating engine? As India struggles to create 12 million jobs annually, this question is very pertinent. To the extent that ecommerce does require logistics (including last mile delivery) and warehousing, all of which can be labour intensive, the jobs promise is credible