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Opinion | The reason India jobs data is not credible

New Delhi, March 13 -- Thanks to the politicisation of unemployment figures ahead of the general elections, we now have numbers being flung at us from all directions. We have household survey data fro... Read More


Let's not forget the economics when countering terror in J&K

New Delhi, March 1 -- The outburst of national anger that followed the Jaish-e-Mohammed attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama earlier this month put pressure on the governm... Read More


Opinion | How to ensure political funding is clean and transparent

New Delhi, Feb. 12 -- Despite some solid legislative accomplishments-from the goods and services tax (GST), which is slowly improving tax compliance, to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, which is br... Read More


Opinion | NSSO's unemployment spike needs more nuanced reading

New Delhi, Feb. 5 -- The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has shot itself in the foot by needlessly delaying the release of the National Sample Survey Office's (NSSO) latest estimates of ... Read More


Opinion | No moral or ethical reason not to present regular budget

New Delhi, Jan. 30 -- Is the budget to be presented on 1 February an interim budget or a regular one? Few people think it will be a vote-on-account, which would authorize spending at the same rate as ... Read More


Opinion | Why Supreme Court shouldn't adjudicate quotas, good or bad

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- The recently-legislated 124th constitutional amendment to create a 10% quota in jobs and education based on economic backwardness can be opposed on many grounds. But the one grou... Read More


Opinion | Why it's time to end regulatory capture in realty sector

New Delhi, Jan. 8 -- Few sectors in the economy have the kind of positive impact on jobs and livelihoods as real estate. Arguably, few customer segments are more deserving of price relief than homebuy... Read More


Opinion | Why Congress' GST 2.0 promise is just snake oil

New Delhi, Jan. 1 -- Ever since Rahul Gandhi made the goods and services tax (GST) a major issue ahead of the Gujarat elections in 2017, it was only a matter of time before it became a political footb... Read More


Opinion: The Walmartisation of the Indian mind: bigger is better

New Delhi, Dec. 26 -- Just in case anyone hasn't noticed, India is ending its love affair with the small. Anything we do must be big now. Two months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the w... Read More


Opinion | The Walmartisation of the Indian mind: Bigger is better

New Delhi, Dec. 26 -- Just in case anyone hasn't noticed, India is ending its love affair with the small. Anything we do must be big now. Two months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the w... Read More