OPINION / BLOGS
  • Blog: Look Out, Notes Ban Will Test Marriages Too
    Ajay Mankotia
    During my earlier career in the tax department, I carried out several search operations (euphemism for "raids") and nary was a house in which we did not find the housewife with a secret stash of money of which the husband had no knowledge whatsoever.
    Blog
  • Blog: When I Fought Muhammad Ali In A Delhi Five-Star
    Ajay Mankotia
    It was January of 1980. The boxing legend was in Delhi. There were only two ways of seeing him: attend the exhibition bout and see him from a mile away or go for the pricey dinner hosted by his sponsors in a five-star hotel.
    Blog
  • Blog: On Black Money, The Government Has It All Wrong
    Ajay Mankotia
    Once a credible deterrence is in place, and the fear of incarceration and consequent loss of liberty and social opprobrium looms large for the rogue taxpayer, then there would be no need for any tax amnesty schemes in the future. And that would be a very good thing for honest tax payers and the tax department alike.
    Budget
  • 10 Essential Allowances For Middle-Class Tax Payers
    Ajay Mankotia
    Here's what the Budget should keep in mind for salaried tax payers like you and me.
    Budget
  • Blog: 10 Essential Allowances For Middle-Class Tax Payers
    Ajay Mankotia
    Here's what the Budget should keep in mind for tax payers like you and me.
    Blog
  • Blog: Notes From Father Of The Bride
    Ajay Mankotia
    Organizing a wedding is an institution in its own right. I will tell you about the nuts and bolts, the logistics, the experience, the learning! We had no primer, no manual to refer to. I cannot give any guidance on how a marriage gets fixed up. For the rest, read on.
    Blog
  • Blog: Finding Kamala Nehru in Pakistan, Jinnah in Guntur
    Ajay Mankotia
    India's footprint around the world is matched by no other country, says Ajay Mankotia.
    Blog

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