April 18, 2019
India’s trade deficit with China has a geostrategic dimension
Much hinges on whether India can rein in its domestic macroeconomic imbalances and achieve industrial competitiveness.
April 17, 2019
Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more.
April 16, 2019
Empower NOTA—make parties atone
The idea of NOTA cannot be just an item song in the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy.
April 11, 2019
Why is India’s real estate market stagnating
Developers have to seek clearances from multiple departments. They have to ensure compliance with a large number of rules and regulations that may be subject to revisions and pay steep official charges and fees. There are serious delays in granting p...
April 10, 2019
Why India must lower the cost of capital over the next decade
Access to cheaper funds is of crucial importance for a growth-raising investment boom led by the private sector.
April 09, 2019
Indian democracy must be more representative
India’s philosophical underpinnings and demographic reality are at stark odds with one another. Such an imbalance creates an insurmountable gap between the ideal and the implementation of representative democracy
April 07, 2019
India Needs Its Own Canary Wharf
The country’s next government will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform Mumbai into a true global financial hub.
April 03, 2019
NITI Aayog 2.0 should be built on the idea of fiscal federalism
Rahul Gandhi wants to scrap the NITI Aayog and revert to the Planning Commission it replaced, but this is inadvisable
April 02, 2019
RaGa tunes and sop ragas
Define irony. Every government releases data on reduction of poverty, yet every government adds new schemes to reduce poverty.
March 27, 2019
Is it time for India’s own version of the US Fed’s Operation Twist?
In this Mint article, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, Research Director and Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, examines if it is time for India's own version of US inspired Operation Twist, which involves selling short-term bonds and buying long-range securi...