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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


How not to reform the Indian Stat

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- From the (now botched up) attempt to introduce lateral entrants into the government, the launch of new schemes like the Ayushman Bharat and Aspirational Districts Programme, unvei... Read More


Tackling India's transitions is tough

NEW DELHI, Dec. 26 -- Is India at the cusp of a new phase in its developmental trajectory? And is the Indian state -- our politics, our public institutions -- equipped to credibly negotiate this trans... Read More