He is chancellor, Central University of Gujarat.
Economic deceleration is real. Acknowledging it is the first step to recovery
Falling growth, lack of jobs, erratic rains are grim portents
India’s nonchalant response to external and internal challenges is disquieting
Questions about economy, GST are drowned in the din on showier issues.
It’s time policymakers outlined a coherent growth path for the economy.
Lessons from the ’70s: How we tackled the food shortages
The system is commended at the highest policy level, but is under threat in JNU
It outlined a vision, but has failed to reveal the path.
He must stimulate the economy, keep tax incentives, placate people post-demonetisation.
As the Union budget approaches, debates over welfare grow intense.
History tells us that faith in a currency is what keeps it afloat
With the latest figures on industrial output, the case for a stimulus is pressing.
Skewed projections of non-rural populations have affected economic planning.
A neat separation of poverty estimates and entitlements won’t pass muster.
Despite their recent notoriety, Section 25 companies are not for profiteering.
Reservation agitation points to the deficiencies in Gujarat’s development policy.
Sanat Mehta wasn’t given the credit he deserved for the dam
Policymakers need to address the real problems in the land market
Government must raise public investment by at least one per cent of the GDP
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.