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Fiscal Expansion and Monetary ‘Teasing’

By   /  September 24, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Fiscal Expansion and Monetary ‘Teasing’

The unexpected corporate tax cuts alongside previous measures announced over the last few days by the government amount to a total fiscal expansion of around 0.8 per cent of GDP at face value. That said, private estimates in this regard are between 0.2 – 0.4 per cent shy of the governments estimate.

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Applied Intelligence

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Applied Intelligence

A remarkable transition that is happening on the quiet to push the world from the Information Age to the overpowering Age of Intelligence is felt but not consciously absorbed by the leaders of business and industry including those responsible for Corporate Governance. They are aware that comprehensive information was needed today for successful decision-making in […]

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BCCI Shaken but Still Not Stirred

By   /  August 5, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on BCCI Shaken but Still Not Stirred

The Indian cricket teams performance is the only redeeming feature of Cricket India. They may have lost honourably in the World Cup and a few series in the past 2 years, but cricket on the field is very much on track. It is the off-the-field administration, politics, mayhem and chaos that has engulfed Indian cricket […]

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International Financial Services Centre: Much Needed for India

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on International Financial Services Centre: Much Needed for India

In a rapidly transforming global economic landscape in the face of Brexit, trade wars, debates around central bank policy and India emerging as a major economy in aggregate terms, a focus on creating a financial hub in India is both required and commendable. The Union Budget 2019 has provided incentives to ensure a renewed focus […]

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Effective Policies, Not Deadlines, the Need of the Hour

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Effective Policies, Not Deadlines, the Need of the Hour

As India looks to balance its twin needs of clean energy and increased energy demand, a look at policies that may help in expediting the process is worthwhile. Additionally, there are valuable lessons that can be learnt from other sectors that can significantly assist in taking a call between effective policies and time-bound ones.

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Radicalisation Comes Closer Home

By   /  June 16, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Radicalisation Comes Closer Home

There are fresh Intelligence warnings about Islamic radicals attempting to enter into India through the sea route off the coast of Kerala. Investigations into the horrendous terror attacks made on Easter Sunday congregations in and around Colombo, resulting in a huge loss of life and limb, are meanwhile unraveling the scale of foreign and domestic […]

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Two Focal Points to Boost Investments and Infrastructure

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Two Focal Points to Boost Investments and Infrastructure

Two keywords that will define the investment climate and encourage more investments in India are “balance and focus”. And the common factor between the two keywords is the concept of transparent and rational pricing. “Balance” refers to the balance between the government’s role as a financier and facilitator of investments. While the clamouring seems to […]

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India Needs Both Development and Security

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on India Needs Both Development and Security

The sweeping victory of Narendra Modi and his party in this General Election – that went far beyond any conventional poll arithmetic – was transformational in the sense that for the first time the Indians at the grass roots level believed that the promise made by a leadership earlier had been sincerely pursued by it. […]

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Can East, South Offset BJP Deficit?

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Can East, South Offset BJP Deficit?

The biggest test for India’s largest democracy is going to end in the Lok Sabha elections. The whole country’s focus is on West Bengal elections in the last phase. One big question is: Will the number of BJP seats in West Bengal increase a lot? This question can only be judged from a larger perspective. […]

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The importance of Human Rights education in Nagaland – PART-II

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  Columns, Op-ed  /  Comments Off on The importance of Human Rights education in Nagaland – PART-II

Kezhokhoto Savi Every year the 10th December is observed as International Human Rights Day to bring the attention of the peoples of the world that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference, […]

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