Common citizen

By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, Jobs, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Fund managers and shareholders work with a different agenda governed more by higher profits and rising stock prices in the near term, not necessarily the long-term view that Polman brought into fashion at Unilever.
By: Dr. M A Kalam
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, Jobs, India politics, Inclusive growth
If the American national, John Allen Chau, has been killed in the North Sentinel island, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as alleged, then it is indeed tragic. A young person in his twenties did not deserve to die this way. But equally, the illegal adventure of Chau and the push by the... read more
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Category: Common citizen, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
The penultimate monetary policy for fiscal 2018-19 has maintained status quo on the policy repo rate at 6.5 per cent but what stands out is the clarity with which the MPC resolution and the RBI leadership has spoken this time on critical areas like liquidity, volatility in retail inflation, growth... read more
By: Himadri Bhattacharya
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
The fifth bi-monthly meeting of the MPC of the RBI in the current fiscal was billed to be a non-event since just about everyone was certain that the policy repo rate would be kept unchanged at 6.50%. It turned out to be not exactly a non-event although the MPC kept both the policy rate as also the... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, China-India, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
In his own strident way, never giving an inch and always straining to milk dry the argument for his side, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has summed up the frivolousness of the debate on GDP growth rates. The Minister wrote in his blog: “Data based on facts and on the best global practices is... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The inflation reported for the month of October was 3.1 per cent, the lowest in the last one year. This was a big relief, because just one month ago, there were fears that international oil prices may spike up to a100 dollars a barrel. This was because of the impending sanctions against Iran, which... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Blackmoney, Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
When UPA-II under Dr. Singh lost to Narendra Modi’s BJP, Dr. Singh lost only his job but it was the Congress that lost everything. This is not to say the Congress did not deserve it, nor is it to divert attention from the scandals that now dog the BJP and the Prime Minister. But it is to be noted... read more
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik, By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Taxes, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
The crucial Nov.19 board meeting of the RBI, which threatened at one point to be an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation, has passed without any fireworks and that in itself is some good news. At an institution like the RBI, it is never comfortable when the board confronts the Governor and the... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
The institutional autonomy and independence of the RBI is very important for its credibility and reputation. The latter is a precious and fragile thing, and needs to be protected and preserved. But ultimately the central bank’s independence is within the context of the sovereign, represented by the... read more
By: Dr. M A Kalam
Category: Common citizen, Inequality, Global, India politics
Do celebrities have proprietary rights over a country and should they use the love of their fans and the popularity of their game to spread messages that ratchet up ultra- patriotism? Virat Kohli has undoubtedly excelled in his chosen field of cricket – a sporting success that has brought in its... read more

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