‘Lalitgate’ is an act of monumental political indiscretion. But it is also the case that lines between responsible investigation and vigilantism have blurred
Because we can no longer afford the option of developing first and cleaning up later.
Government has done well on energy policy so far. But it needs to provide clarity on the New Exploration Licensing Policy.
Government would do well to identify and take the small steps to change.
Finance minister’s focus on growth and equity is incomplete. He should have acknowledged the trade-off between the need for energy and the imperative of environmental protection.
Finance minister must put in place policies that encourage the adoption of clean energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels
Why Opec is allowing oil prices to fall
Government needs to establish it as lack of progress on modernisation of governance will make it difficult to deliver on the promise of ‘achhe din’.
If and when oil prices rise, the government will intervene. What should the nature of the intervention be?
Unlike so many past communiques, the India-US vision document is granular in content and far-reaching in aspiration.
It is not about size, scope or ideology. Rather, it is about getting things done.
It shows the gap between bureaucratic intent and practice. It speaks of excessive reliance on generalists in technical matters.
In his budget speech, he should not just focus on the numbers, but also explain why we need to break with the old policies
This may be the right political moment to resolve the dilemmas surrounding the energy policy.
Lesson for the next government: economic fundamentals are not enough, investors need to trust public institutions.
Across the globe,the question is when,not if,India will return to the growth trajectory.
The government must make it easier for oil and gas companies to acquire assets abroad
We have messed up the present. Can we still recover the future?
How the recent gas price hike got it right
Talent,money and policy must be harnessed to search for the optimal development-environment balance
As income inequality grows,social mobility is constrained. Could this partly explain the IPL spot-fixing scandal?
Strong forces are at work to neutralise falling demand and plentiful supplies
Governmental support is essential to create an enabling eco-system for electric vehicles
But on oil and gas exploration,the budget takes a wrong turn
A guide to the necessity of a price hike
A number was always going to trigger loss generating political reactions
If govt dithers over pricing,the petroleum industry could face a crisis similar to the power sector
A modus vivendi between the two must be found quickly
Desired outcomes can be reached through a series of imperfect small initiatives
Events across the world show public disenchantment with the outcome of free markets,open borders and political leadership
The FM must try to communicate the long-term implications of the oil subsidy regime to his political colleagues
Slash import duty on gas and give it declared goods status it is politically doable,and has large benefits
India needs a coherent policy environment for energy. The PM,by formalising dialogue between the seven ministries handling energy,has made a start
So policy must intensify the exploration and production of hydrocarbons
Energy prices are dangerously misaligned with the market
If games,flyovers and international recognition turn our heads,the India growth story could suffer....