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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunil Jain


Sunil Jain (1963-2021) was Managing Editor of The Financial Express. He passed away on May 15 due to post Covid-19 complications. Known for his insightful and unsparing commentary on business and economy, Jain was often a lightning rod for many an intellectual and policy debate. A graduate of Delhi School of Economics, he wrote extensively on issues like regulatory capture, highlighting details of faulty decisions by the telecom as well as various electricity regulators.

Jain started his journalistic career as a reporter in India Today in 1991, and then moved on to heading all business and economy coverage for The Indian Express. After working for six years in the Express, he worked with Business Standard for eight years, and then joined The Financial Express. Jain wrote two books based on the results of NCAER’s annual household survey and was the co-author of ‘Caste in a Different Mould’ on the role of education and location and occupation in social and income mobility across caste groups.

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Always affable, with a deep knowledge of facts and the law, it was Arun Jaitley that even the BJP’s detractors turned to for an explanation

Budget for uncertain times
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

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Case without closure: Why 2G acquittals throw up more questions than answers
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

2G scam verdict: The trial court’s decision to exonerate all the accused in the 2G scam comes as a shock and recalls the “No one killed Jessica” headline.

‘Rising PDS theft reached Rs 48,000 cr in FY12’
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Being special
Wed, Jun 19, 2013

As it woos Bihar and Orissa,the Centre risks irking other states in the general category

Everyone loves food security
Mon, May 06, 2013

The Congress's bill could end up sponsoring the NDA's campaigns

The truth about auctions
Wed, Oct 03, 2012

Supreme Court’s opinion restores the constitutional balance,but auctions are not about maximising revenue

There’s an economy out there
Tue, May 15, 2012

If our MPs stopped grandstanding,they’d realise India is no longer the flavour of the season

Growth isn’t a god-given right
Sat, Apr 28, 2012

The era of both easy money and easy growth is over,that’s the central message that Ruchir Sharma,the head of emerging market equities for Morgan Stanley,seeks to convey in his first book Breakout Nations.

Desperately seeking a leader
Thu, Apr 05, 2012

The economy is in serious crisis,and all we’re doing is scoring debating points with George Osborne

Back to 1991?
Fri, Mar 16, 2012

Many parameters look ominously similar to what they were in when we shipped gold to IMF

From Vodafone to 2G
Fri, Feb 03, 2012

One ruling benefited corporate sector,the other hurt it,but both showed govt to be arbitrary

Castes of mind
Fri, Dec 30, 2011

Every social and religious community is doing better in a growing economy

Complete the call
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Sibal has long-run plans — by then,the telecom industry may be dead

Let DoT policy continue,Pranab wrote to PM
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‘The nuclear liability law is an issue for every supplier,foreign or Indian’
Sun, Jul 31, 2011

Bertrand Barre,Scientific Advisor to the chairman of Areva,the world’s largest supplier of nuclear reactors,answers questions on the safety of nuclear power post-Fukushima and the new NSG guidelines. He was accompanied by Arthur de Montalembert,the head of Areva’s Indian operations. Sunil Jain,Opinion Editor,The Financial Express, moderated the exchange.

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Ah! The Benevolence of Butchers
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UTI board battles finmin over new chief
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The search for a successor for UK Sinha at UTI AMC has got messy.

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Cornell University professor Kaushik Basu joined the finance ministry in December 2009 as its chief economic advisor

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Arresting logic
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For all the UPA’s denial,its image has been battered by Raja’s arrest.

Let’s TRAI again
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The telecom regulator,again and again,has recommended just what the government of the day wanted

Chargesheet in 2G case to be filed soon
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Tata Tele goes to TDSAT on spectrum
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