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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Manish Sabharwal

The writer is chairman, Teamlease Services.

How Covid-19 is reordering the world of work
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

April 15 and May 1 are important milestones for employers and economic policy. The lockdown’s continuance, partial lifting or end must be decided on purely medical grounds (even though it turns out epidemiologists are like economists — they don’t agree with their past selves or each other).

India has crossed a billion monthly digital payments. Now, to a billion transactions a day
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

There is more work to be done. The central government must deadline digitising all its payments. The RBI must implement the 100-plus action items arising from its own Vision 2021 document and the Nandan Nilekani Committee for Deepening Digital Payments.

Economic growth in 2020 will be higher than in 2019 because structural reform will start paying off
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Why is the GDP of 1.3 billion Indians less than 126 million Japanese, 83 million Germans and 40 million people in California? Why is India’s GDP today 20 per cent of China’s when they were equal in 1991? Why did the world’s largest democracy — created on the infertile soil of the world’s most hierarchical society — not create the world’s largest economy?

The steel frame has become a cage. A $10-trillion economy needs deep civil service reform
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

The current economic slowdown is short-term pain for long-term gain because of overdue medicine.

For Naya Kashmir
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

Kashmiris have been let down by a politics that doesn’t create economic opportunity.

Justice, law and change
Fri, Jun 28, 2019

India’s policy choices around bankruptcy represent a rupture with the past. But there is work yet to be done

The only mantra
Sat, Jun 08, 2019

Policy must pray to one god — formal jobs.

Deals to rules
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

India’s bad loan policy is finally moving in the right direction.

It’s a wage crisis
Fri, Feb 15, 2019

India’s challenge is creating a complex ecosystem of high-productivity firms.

Diagnosing the job crisis
Sat, Jan 19, 2019

The regulatory framework that has choked MSMEs has contributed to farm crisis and quota demands.

Ludo vs Snakes & Ladders
Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Ease of doing business is more like Ludo. The detailed incremental improvements must be celebrated.

Bank as a trustee
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

It’s not a passing shower but climate change for banks. About time.

Accountable & adventurous
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

State must be both — to tackle both corruption and poverty. Political parties must stop fighting yesterday’s wars

The virtues of formality
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

A massive enterprise formalisation is taking place, and one year of GST has given the process a boost.

How knowing English helps
Mon, May 28, 2018

Delhi’s move to introduce spoken English lessons for govt school students taps into a long-felt desire.

Signals from a bankruptcy
Fri, May 25, 2018

The Bhushan case is a brick in the wall of a new corporate meritocracy where rule of law matters.

Karl Marx: Evaluating the long shadow
Wed, May 09, 2018

We should judge Karl Marx not by his intentions but by the outcomes.

The great bank fiddle
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Bankers’ demands for accounting forbearance are dangerous and self-serving.

Changing our stories
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

New India’s challenge is thinking about the future with economic stories that don’t ignore or glorify the past.

Moving from jobs to wages
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

A budget that does not believe that in the long run we are all dead.