Modi-led BJP is pursuing an illogical and regressive anti-trade-facilitation stance at the WTO.
If India succeeds in stalling talks, Modi will only be endorsing UPA’s very bad food procurement and economic policies .
2014 will be remembered as the year India comprehensively rejected its old mindset and changed course.
In 1968, India’s per capita income was around $100 per person per year.
If the presentation of the budget were better, most experts would not be missing the big ideas for the small trees.
UPA’s version was inadequate. NDA must improve upon it.
With Modi backing Aadhaar, government can save Rs 1.6 lakh crore in wasted subsidies and cut tax rates.
The food security act is a perfect example.
For growth to revive, anti-competition and pro rent-seeking systems will need to change, as in the financial markets.
Law-abiding NGOs, foreign or domestic, are an asset to society as they enlarge the debate through research and advocacy.
The budget could be a joy to behold. For the first time ever, the government will have no excuses for business as usual, sloppiness, inaction and bad behaviour.
The effective corporate tax rate in India is identical to the stated 30 per cent rate. This has killed corporations and the economy.
One responsibility that comes with an overwhelming electoral mandate is a commitment to structural change in the economy.
This Lok Sabha election was a structural break for India as its voters comprehensively rejected their Nehru-Gandhi past.
Election 2014 likely signals the end of the longest running political dynasty in the world.
The intelligent Indian voter has responded to Modi’s charms. If he had not been the BJP’s PM candidate, the instability feared by all would have become a nightmarish reality.
The rebuttal of the Gujarat model relies on flawed analysis and obfuscation.
If opinion polls are right, question that will need answering is, ‘How can Congress go from hero to zero in just five years?’
Next time intellectuals complain about Gujarat, can they provide some evidence?
Whether it is female infanticide or mortality, education or various health indicators, Modi’s Gujarat has done quite well.
From high farm growth to wages for the disadvantaged, even their employment levels, Gujarat comes out on top.
Development matters, BJP will be the next Congress, Left and AAP will fade away.
Inflation is well below the 8 per cent target for December 2014 — imagine what it would be had there been targeting
The ripple effects of Wave 2014 will change the economic and political landscape forever.
The traditionalists keep raising the same old tired issues, which the young and the youthful and the dominant long ago discarded.
When will the Indian mindset accept that the world has changed and we cannot play policeman, moral or otherwise, anymore?
Kejriwal becoming a liberal is as improbable as Obama joining the Ku Klux Klan
Stories of hope from the great march towards urbanisation.
There are no costs involved in moving towards a more federalist structure called the United States of India — only benefits.
The survival rate of crony socialism matches that of a cockroach.
Statesmen are not born but made by history. In Narendra Modi, history has the best chance of steering India towards its true idea
Various estimates suggest that the AAP is unlikely to obtain more than nine seats nationally, and may obtain significantly less.
Even if AAP gets all-India traction, index of opposition unity can ensure a very different story on seats
It is not that I dislike Congress less, but that I dislike AAP more.
AAPs water subsidy for Delhi is a perfect example of reverse Robin Hood engineering taking from the poor and giving to the rich.
The AAPs water policy benefits the middle class more than the poor.