Inequality

By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
This December 12 is the third death anniversary of Sharad Joshi, founder of the Shetkari Sanghatana, the farmers’ organisation. At a time when lakhs of farmers are marching into the capital, and agrarian distress is visible in many parts of the country, it is appropriate that we recollect the... read more
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: 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: Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
We see an unending bout of meaningless growling that sucks out all energy from public debate, reducing everyday conversations to confrontations that are ugly, loud and can only turn away people from engaging with any of the issues of the day.  This lowering of the standards of engagement is a fall... 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
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Taxes, China-India, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy
The midterm elections in the United States are a significant barometer of the voters’ perception on the President’s performance. They occur exactly at the mid-point of the four-year term and hence are a useful input to predict the outcome of the presidential election coming up in the next two years...
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
This is the season of the RBI being looked at and studied threadbare as the central bank hits the headlines like never before. The one good thing about the current crisis is that there is an attempt to understand this complex animal and how its working impacts common citizens. But not everything... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Inequality, Sustainability, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
There has been much discussion around zombie firms and zombie lending in recent times. In India, the term has been used (and was referred to again last week by the RBI Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan) in connection with the way loans have been dished out and restructured and kept rolling, giving... read more

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