The writer, former CEO of an investment bank, is founding trustee, IndiaSpend, India’s first non-profit data journalism initiative.
Praveen Chakravarty writes: The state of the economy is far too important to be left just to technocrats or social media memes
Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST centralised India’s indirect taxation. It is time to start a national discussion on reversing the course by giving states powers for direct taxation
Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST isn't just about economic efficiency conceived by technocrats. Sustaining it requires restoring trust in the Centre-state relationship
Praveen Chakravarty writes: India can afford neither trade sanctions nor a geo-economic war over ‘de-dollarisation’.
Praveen Chakravarty writes: Increased government investment to stimulate economic activity is in principle a sound philosophy. But there are other more prudent ways to raise funds.
Praveen Chakravarty writes: More often than not, they are used to influence voting behaviour, not reflect it
Had there been a proportional representation of voting in the GST council either as a proportion of the size of a state or by its contribution to the GST revenue pool, Covid products would have been tax free by now.
Scrapping tax treaty with island nation will boost India’s domestic tax reform agenda.
That is, one could either lose every rupee invested or gain multiples of it. One of the recipients of our money was a venture-capital fund that also counts Iconiq Capital as a co-investor.
There is no evidence to suggest that parliamentary behaviour is a consideration for voters — something that is obvious to most elected politicians.
Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties.
Jean Drèze’s question ‘Is Aadhaar voluntary or compulsory?’ is disingenuous.
The conventional wisdom is that the people of TN are yearning for a change from the Dravidian parties.
Before pronouncing that verdict and doling out punishment, weed out the errors and inconsistencies in the EC’s database of voters
Alteration in the electoral landscape had a larger impact on BJP’s UP bypoll performance than its Hindutva campaign.
The impact of social media on electoral outcomes in the Lok Sabha polls was marginal.
Five years on, we need to examine our xenophobic reactions and paranoia of the intrusive state.
Electoral data does not support the argument that the influence of regional parties is waning.