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Plan panel 2.0: A political challenge

NEW DELHI, April 3 -- If voted to power, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has promised to replace the NITI Aayog with a "lean" Planning Commission peopled with economists and experts. Gandhi has offere... Read More


Plan panel 2.0: A political challenge

MUMBAI, April 3 -- If voted to power, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has promised to replace the NITI Aayog with a "lean" Planning Commission peopled with economists and experts. Gandhi has offered l... Read More


Data is useful but only if credible

NEW DELHI, March 28 -- The ongoing controversy over the credibility and objectivity of India's statistical system is one of the most damaging legacies of this out-going government. But here's the iron... Read More


Fiscal prudence has been thrown out of the window for votes in 2019 elections

NEW DELHI, Feb. 2 -- What a difference five years make. In July 2014, when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) unveiled its first full budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley made clear that the NDA ... Read More


The limits of single-party majorities

NEW DELHI, Jan. 29 -- The coming together of India's motley crew of opposition leaders at the "united India rally" in Kolkata on January 19 was an important step in the direction of building a viable ... Read More