He is chancellor, Central University of Gujarat.
Land law amendments imply that state, not market, knows best.
A reformist budget was tripped up by short-run pressures.
Next set of GDP figures won’t be different. We need a public investment stimulus.
If an anti-technology mindset spreads, we will have to pay for it dearly.
But has India fully leveraged its presence at the high table?
Electricity reforms, talked about for years, need a sustained political push.
Sensible principles have become a casualty in the noisy pricing debate.
What we need to learn from China is not the art of running a small firm well, but the art of supporting a small business.
We need clarity on how the government plans to tackle the deficient monsoon.
Behind the CSAT furore lie vested interests of the teaching shop industry.
When food prices are driving inflation, an investment fillip is the answer.
That poverty in Gujarat’s Adivasi belt has not come down is uncontested.
Debate on the Gujarat model is more about stated positions, less about reality.
Here, the MGNREGA and ration card are the people’s lifelines.
A national power grid will need skilful management
The relationship between civil servants and politicians remains unreformed.
An investment stimulus,not a trimmer budget,is the need of the hour.
The government must work on the fundamentals,not just wait for FDI.
Why much of the anxiety over the new land acquisition law is misplaced.
Vo Nguyen Giaps strength was his immersion in the real world
Improving agricultural productivity is the real challenge for food security.
Globally accepted norms of transparency in financial assessments are needed
Only the foolhardy would uncritically accept official estimates.
Food security could help raise real incomes,trigger innovation in agriculture
Support mechanisms for states are key to a national water law
Law on land acquisition will reduce distortions in the use of a scarce resource
Rahul Gandhi said it: we need policies to improve conditions for economic migrants
Can a policy for growth with price stability be configured,is the question
It is unlikely to address concerns arising from failing agricultural initiatives
Eras,like the one Verghese Kurien inaugurated,never come to an end
Time to take the bolder steps,bring FDI to small towns
What the standing committee report on the land acquisition bill left out
P.S. Appu demanded a lot,but set the perfect example
Theres no easy way out after living beyond our means for so long. But the budget is good
Transparency is essential in holy grails like nuke energy and agri research