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  • #Budget2014 positive for common man but have to wait for tax and spend plan: Economist Ajit Ranade

    Last week the finance minister said that he did not believe in mindless populism, and preferred fiscal prudence. His colleagues, including the prime minister himself had been talking about giving us doses of bitter medicine, before "acchhe din" could be enjoyed. There was a stiff hike in railway...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • Open Letters to Next Prime Minister: Focus on jobs, GST, agriculture reforms

    On May 16, the election results will be out. No matter who forms the government, the next prime minister will face serious policy issues. dna features a series of open letters addressed to the next prime minister written by experts in various fields. These will act as important inputs in the policy...

    Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • Politicians must welcome apex court's clean-up act

    India’s democracy functions mainly through political parties. Strangely the word “political party” is not found in our constitution. Strengthening our democracy requires that we have parties, which function robustly, democratically and transparently. Currently there are no laws that govern the...

    Friday, 2 August 2013 - 9:12am
  • Last chance, Mr FM

    Final budget before polls must balance populism & fiscal discipline.

    Monday, 25 February 2013 - 9:00am
  • ‘Steve Jobs is an inspiration because he overcame failure’

    On failure, he famously said, "When you are a janitor, reasons matter. But somewhere between janitor and the CEO reasons stop mattering.”

    Thursday, 6 October 2011 - 12:15pm