June 07, 2020
Growth interrupted: The visible hand
After India’s announcement of ‘One Nation, One Market’ in the agricultural sector, Shankkar Aiyar, in the New Indian Express, reflects on the mechanics of policy reforms in India, where problems and solutions for economic growth are known. ...
January 13, 2020
When a widow sells her hair for food
In India, the social programmes for alleviation of poverty and hunger seem to fail in delivering their outcomes.
September 29, 2019
Hard road beyond corporate tax cut
In this article for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar analyses the recent corporate tax rate cut and the need for continuous reforms. ...
September 08, 2019
Rats, crabs, potholes and wasted taxes
In this article, Shankkar Aiyar writes on the quantum of taxpayer money wasted and the need for efficiency.
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...
February 18, 2019
The Art of Selling Reforms
In this Pragati article, Associate, Sharmadha Srinivasan shares her analysis on how we can bridge the gap between the need for long-term reforms and the push and pull of short term populism....
August 27, 2018
Atal’s model and the India story
The Atal model of development designed the building blocks for the $2.5 trillion economy and the India story.
January 16, 2018
Interpreters of Maladies in Court
The fracas in the fraternity calls for attention and repair of a critical element of governance - deliverance of justice.
November 20, 2017
Big picture Modi on step to robust business reforms
Improving the business environment is often seen as an inclusive answer to growth challenges: a vibrant business ecosystem can attract investments to further fuel the economy, create wealth as a consequence, while redistribution in a well-designed ma...
November 07, 2017
Communicating the Reforms Instituted
Junior fellow, Vaidehi Tandel and Senior analyst Kadambari Shah at IDFC Institute, write about the importance of communication of reforms instituted by the state governments for Ease of Doing Business, to the public....