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Monday, May 10, 2021

N.K. Singh

The writer, a former Rajya Sabha MP from the JD(U), is a member of the BJP.

Unravelling the enigma of Bihar was Shaibal Gupta’s calling
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Shaibal Gupta was trying to understand the state with the most untapped growth potential in the country — rich in water, human resources, agricultural possibilities and several prospects of diversifying its economy.

Isher Judge Ahluwalia will be missed as independent academic and institution-builder
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Isher will be sorely missed. In multiple ways, she has lived up to every expectation she had of herself of not being described as Mrs Finance Secretary.

As PM Modi turns 70, he will be conscious of the need to navigate new, complex realities
Wed, Sep 16, 2020

We are on the edge of one of the greatest economic upheavals that the world has seen in recent memory, as COVID-19 and our efforts to halt the pandemic have accelerated existing trends to the point of discomfort and exposed hidden vulnerabilities.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The great balancer
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s economic policies often faced resistance from his party. With wit and sagacity, he resolved many a contradiction.

Balancer Of Contradictions
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

TSR could be creative without breaking rules of the game, disturbing equilibrium

Pro-growth, pro-poor
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

By unearthing black money, demonetisation has widened the government’s revenue base, giving it more resources for welfare projects.

For Bihar’s sake
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Financial rectitude and development focus are the USP of both Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar. They have work to do together

Return of Nitish and BJP is not déjà vu, it is a full circle
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

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

The Three Year Agenda
Sat, May 20, 2017

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.

States of inequality
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Economic disparity among and within regions is on the rise. This growing divergence needs policy intervention

An unfinished agenda of federalism
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Efforts at Centre-state cooperation are visible. They need to be strengthened.

Decision 2015
State of fits and starts
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Controversy over Bihar special package is needless. It is a determined push to improve outcomes.

Special category status is overrated
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

It is an instrument that has outlived its relevance and utility.

When credit is due
Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Historically,Bihar has protested against the persistent neglect by banks.

Hand over Afzal so we can hang him, try me in Pak court: Modi
Sat, Feb 09, 2013

Just days ago, he claimed he would like to be known as one who could win an election purely on the development plank.

Of accounts and accountability
Mon, Aug 29, 2011

In India,the CAG is only an ex-post auditor,not an investigating agency. It needs to be strengthened further.

Against the foodgrain
Wed, Jun 15, 2011

We cannot afford to hasten slowly on a food security law.

Preparing the ground
Fri, Jun 03, 2011

Land is going to be a looming problem as our economy matures. Here are five considerations that should guide acquisition policy

On disinvestment,make haste slowly
Sat, Dec 19, 2009

The UPA’s renewed commitment to disinvestment is significant — but it must be bold....

The compulsions of Copenhagen
Fri, Nov 27, 2009

One of the major issues engaging our policy makers is the forthcoming Copenhagen meeting on global warming and climate change.

In 2008, build on economic good news
Sun, Dec 30, 2007

The year 2007 will gladden the hearts of economic policy makers.

Do not threaten to open riot cases, if you have the guts, arrest me now: Modi to PM
Thu, Dec 13, 2007

Less than four days before elections close in Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi made his first direct reference to the massacres of 2002...

BJP ignores rebels, focuses on Congress
Wed, Nov 07, 2007

Dictators are not born. They are elected and they become dictatorial. Hitler is the classic example of this style.

Seeking independence from politics of divisiveness
Sun, Aug 20, 2006

Both the President and PM clearly believe the need for sustained bipartisan support to address our major developmental challenges.

Budget: Abstinence better than action
Sun, Mar 05, 2006

This has been an eventful week. Lalu Prasad Yadav surprised his critics by presenting a reformist Railway Budget. The Economic Survey gave a...