Sustainability

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: 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: 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: 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: Himadri Bhattacharya
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
Over the last few years, there have been demands for the use of the RBI’s internal reserves for fiscal purposes, like recapitalisation of PSBs and higher dividend payments to the government. The previous RBI Governor was fairly dismissive of this idea. It appears that the present leadership of the... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
There is merit in the argument that the Reserve Bank of India is not a free bird. An elected political leadership that is overbearing, even wayward, stands superior to a set of experts, including the highly accomplished economists who run the central bank. We therefore have Section 7 of the RBI Act... read more
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, RBI, India politics, Indian economy
As the RBI and the government prepare for a crucial meeting of the RBI board on November 19, the discussions have boiled down to one critical question, and it carries a Rs 3.6 lakh crore tag. This is the amount of money the government wants the RBI to transfer as dividend or surplus. The pressure... 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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