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Anjan Roy

  • Plane truths: The return to the days of cold fear

    The crash of a Malaysian Airlines aircraft in the eastern Ukraine village Grabovo leaves a creepy feeling whether we are going back to the days of Cold War in patches. It is now widely believed the civilian aircraft flying on a commonly used flight path between Europe and East Asia was hit by a...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • The Finance Ministry and its new culture of secrecy on Budget eve

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley takes his new responsibility seriously. He has literally adopted the secrecy requirements of his budgeting exercise in spirit as there are hardly any letters about it.

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • Boosting manufacturing amidst Free Trade Agreements

    Dime-a-dozen economic policy pronouncements are coming out from the ministers of the new government. That can only be expected. But none is more relevant and of immediate importance than the commerce minister’s revelation that a new assessment has been ordered about India’s free trade agreements. ...

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 6:00am
  • Calcutta: Then and now

    As I stepped into my old familiar haunt, the College Street Coffee House looked the same as it used to 44 years ago. The walls were the same grey colour. The cigarette vendor appeared like a figure from the past. Upstairs on the balcony I could spot the same fan and the table under which we had sat...

    Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 6:00am
  • The Indian Economy : Crushing weight of expectations

    At the height of the days of “Great Moderation”, when the US economy seemed to be on a never-ending upward spiral and its stock market was seemingly unstoppable, the then Federal Reserve chairman described the phenomenon as “irrational exuberance”. India is current going through a spell of...

    Monday, 7 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Overstepping limits of auditing

    A CAG audit of private companies will greatly hurt the objectives of policy-making.

    Friday, 17 January 2014 - 8:19am
  • Bali is over, now look to the TPP summit in Singapore and beyond

    Post the WTO agreement, alliances based on geostrategy could tilt the economic balance.

    Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 8:48am
  • The holes in the growth story

    With mining and manufacturing sectors struggling, economic revival now depends on the states.

    Friday, 6 December 2013 - 7:34am
  • Lessons from the US shutdown drama

    To curb overspending, India must ensure that only the poor get the benefits of subsidies.

    Friday, 18 October 2013 - 8:15am
  • In the hot seat, Raghuram Rajan sticks to the path of independence

    In his commitment to curb inflation, Rajan has slowed down the country's overall growth.

    Thursday, 26 September 2013 - 7:20am