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Monday, October 18, 2021

Deepak Nayyar


The writer is emeritus professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University and former chief economic advisor to the government of India.

Kamal Morarka was a man of many parts who was comfortable in different worlds of diverse India
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The multiple dimensions of Kamal Morarka's persona — from parliamentarian and minister, through industrialist and philanthropist, to activist and concerned citizen — made for an unusual life in our times.

Stress on supply-side in economic package while neglecting demand reveals flawed understanding of economies
Sat, May 23, 2020

The obsessive concern about the fiscal deficit, so deeply embedded in government thinking, suggests a narrow and limited understanding of rudimentary macroeconomics, which has often gone wrong even in good times.

It is now essential to begin end of lockdown
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

This dilemma will always be larger than life when there is a single objective of saving lives in a pandemic. But it must also be recognised that the health of people and the health of an economy are interdependent.

Success of lockdown will depend on implementation
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

In the lockdown, only those in regular employment — less than 10 per cent of the labour force — will continue to receive their incomes.

Two tales of sedition
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

It is instructive to remember the fate of the sedition charges pressed by two governments, run by two parties, in the past. Both had happy endings.

Development 2.0
Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Planning Commission is dead. Its successor must focus on ideas over implementation.

Universities in the sick bay
Wed, May 25, 2005

The spread of education is at the foundations of success in countries that are latecomers to development. This was recognised by the foundin...