Yoginder K Alagh

He is chancellor, Central University of Gujarat.

Living in denial
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Economic deceleration is real. Acknowledging it is the first step to recovery

Distress Signals
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Falling growth, lack of jobs, erratic rains are grim portents

Dangers Of Complacency
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

India’s nonchalant response to external and internal challenges is disquieting

Lost In The Spectacle
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Questions about economy, GST are drowned in the din on showier issues.

Don’t Obsess About Numbers
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

It’s time policymakers outlined a coherent growth path for the economy.

With The Long-Haired Boys
Mon, May 29, 2017

Lessons from the ’70s: How we tackled the food shortages

Deprivation Points Must Stay
Wed, May 17, 2017

The system is commended at the highest policy level, but is under threat in JNU

The Blind Men Of Niti Aayog
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

It outlined a vision, but has failed to reveal the path.

Finance Minister’s Trilemma
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

He must stimulate the economy, keep tax incentives, placate people post-demonetisation.

Defining The Beneficiary
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

As the Union budget approaches, debates over welfare grow intense.

A Note Of Trust
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

History tells us that faith in a currency is what keeps it afloat

Step up to the fiscal challenge
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

With the latest figures on industrial output, the case for a stimulus is pressing.

Miscounting The Urban
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Skewed projections of non-rural populations have affected economic planning.

How To Measure Poverty
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

A neat separation of poverty estimates and entitlements won’t pass muster.

In The Right Company
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Despite their recent notoriety, Section 25 companies are not for profiteering.

A Glitch In The Model
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Reservation agitation points to the deficiencies in Gujarat’s development policy.

Sardar Of Sardar Sarovar
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Sanat Mehta wasn’t given the credit he deserved for the dam

This Land Is Your Land
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Policymakers need to address the real problems in the land market

Craving Capital
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

Government must raise public investment by at least one per cent of the GDP

Going back in time
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Land law amendments imply that state, not market, knows best.

Many small bangs
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

A reformist budget was tripped up by short-run pressures.

The same quarter
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Next set of GDP figures won’t be different. We need a public investment stimulus.

The GM bogey
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

If an anti-technology mindset spreads, we will have to pay for it dearly.

Dining at the G-20
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

But has India fully leveraged its presence at the high table?

Powering through
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Electricity reforms, talked about for years, need a sustained political push.

A plan for coal
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Sensible principles have become a casualty in the noisy pricing debate.

Hindi-Chini 2.0
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

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.

When green shoots don’t sprout
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

We need clarity on how the government plans to tackle the deficient monsoon.

English issue is a red herring
Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Behind the CSAT furore lie vested interests of the teaching shop industry.

In need of stimulus
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

When food prices are driving inflation, an investment fillip is the answer.

Models and realities
Thu, May 29, 2014

That poverty in Gujarat’s Adivasi belt has not come down is uncontested.

Posture-nomics
Wed, May 07, 2014

Debate on the Gujarat model is more about stated positions, less about reality.

Story from Bhajpur
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Here, the MGNREGA and ration card are the people’s lifelines.

Work undone
Wed, Apr 09, 2014

Congress manifesto points to things the UPA didn’t do.

The good grid
Tue, Feb 04, 2014

A national power grid will need skilful management

In need of a rewrite
Tue, Jan 07, 2014

The relationship between civil servants and politicians remains unreformed.