The writer, a former Rajya Sabha MP from the JD(U), is a member of the BJP.
TSR could be creative without breaking rules of the game, disturbing equilibrium
By unearthing black money, demonetisation has widened the government’s revenue base, giving it more resources for welfare projects.
Financial rectitude and development focus are the USP of both Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar. They have work to do together
Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP is very good as the party consolidates its position in a part of the country in which it hasn’t done well recently… this is a huge plus for the BJP in enlarging its reach in the East India circuit-board
For the Niti Aayog’s initiative to be an improvement on the Five Year Plan, pragmatic moves, such as delinking planning from finance, will be required.
Economic disparity among and within regions is on the rise. This growing divergence needs policy intervention
Efforts at Centre-state cooperation are visible. They need to be strengthened.
Controversy over Bihar special package is needless. It is a determined push to improve outcomes.
It is an instrument that has outlived its relevance and utility.
Historically,Bihar has protested against the persistent neglect by banks.
In India,the CAG is only an ex-post auditor,not an investigating agency. It needs to be strengthened further.
We cannot afford to hasten slowly on a food security law.
Land is going to be a looming problem as our economy matures. Here are five considerations that should guide acquisition policy
The UPAs renewed commitment to disinvestment is significant but it must be bold....
One of the major issues engaging our policy makers is the forthcoming Copenhagen meeting on global warming and climate change.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.