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Vivek Kaul

  • Ramalinga Raju: The Indian hustler

    Ramalinga Raju is a trendsetter of sorts. After Satyam, the nation was rocked by a series of scams

    Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 5:00am
  • Relentless cricket and the fleeting sense of loss

    It was March 1996. India had just lost to Sri Lanka in the cricket World Cup semi-finals. And I remember roaming around listlessly in the colony I grew up in, trying to make sense of what had just happened. 

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • Singh's indecisiveness

    Ex-PM Manmohan Singh's acts of omission could indict him as a co-conspirator in the coal scam

    Friday, 20 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • Black money and housing

    The Budget talks about domestic black money, a chunk of which is parked in real estate

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • Pahlaj Nihalani : Living in glass houses and throwing stones at others

    Pahlaj Nihalani, the censor board chief, has aspirations of becoming the conscience keeper of the nation. He has issued a list of Hindi and English cuss words that will be banned from films

    Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 5:00am
  • Crony capitalism and the crisis in public sector banking

    Public sector banks suffering from crony capitalism and political interference need rescuing

    Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • P Chidambaram fades out, happy with himself

    On Monday evening, the finance minister, as ever, claimed all's well on the economic front. But the fact remains India will have to grow by 8.1% in January to March 2014, for it to hit a target of 5.5% during 2013-2014. It's unlikely to happen, Vivek Kaul explains. An important part of finance...

    Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 8:40am
  • Why the threat of a downgrade remains

    On February 28, 2013, finance minister P Chidambaram presented the budget for the period April 2013 to March 2014. In this, he projected a fiscal deficit of Rs5,42,499 crore or 4.8% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Fiscal deficit is the difference between what a government earns and what it...

    Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - 7:59pm
  • Post interim budget, the threat of a downgrade remains

    On February 28, 2013, finance minister P Chidambaram presented the budget for the period April 2013 to March 2014. In this, he projected a fiscal deficit of Rs 5,42,499 crore or 4.8% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Fiscal deficit is the difference between what a government earns and what it...

    Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • Very little room left to manage fiscal deficit

    Finance minister P Chidambaram has been very vocal about the fact that the government will do whatever it takes to control the fiscal deficit. “I have said and I repeat it: this year the fiscal deficit will be contained at below 4.8% no matter what requires to be done,” Chidambaram had said...

    Saturday, 30 November 2013 - 12:48pm