The subcontinent has been sitting on a nuclear powder-keg which has kept India and Pakistan from fighting full-scale conventional wars. It is essential that India act quickly to de-escalate the situation before things go out of control. After all, one of the key assumptions in traditional game theory is that all players are rational actors. In the case of the Pakistan...
When the EPFO pays you more on the mandatory deduction from your salary, you might end up paying more in terms of EMIs. To top it, you will enjoy the benefits of a higher EPF interest rate only after you retire, you will feel the pain of higher EMIs right now.
India needs to ride this change in the global balance of power, to checkmate the Pakistani military. That, perhaps, is the only way for us to tackle cross-border terrorism. It is, perhaps, our only ticket to lasting peace.
Will Priyanka generate enough of a groundswell to upset electoral equations in the state? And who will the Priyanka Factor dent, if at all? Will she eat into the upper-caste, better educated, more affluent urban vote share and cause problems for the BJP? Or will she take away a sizeable chunk of the Muslim vote and hit the SP-BSP combine?
It is precisely during big elections that parties galavanise their workers, increase contact with voters and fine-tune their electoral machinery. If the Congress goes it alone, it will not win many seats, but it will be able to put a vote-gathering structure in place. It is the only way for the party to survive in the long run, by establishing itself in Uttar Pradesh,...
Team Modi might harp on how fast India's GDP is growing, but it has begun to sense that Modinomics needs a mega tweak.
Hundreds of startups have been served notices under a section of the Income Tax Act which has come to be known as the 'Angel Tax'
The story that culminated in RBI Governor Urjit Patel's resignation probably began the day when the Modi government decided to appoint S Gurumurthy to the RBI's board. The swadeshi-spouting chartered accountant who believed that the RBI "has lost its capacity to think for India", and who had openly blamed it for the economic troubles of India's small businesses...
To the political economy watcher, this suggests Lok Sabha 2019 could see a big urban-rural divide.
The Modi Government's critics have long been saying that India's farmers are in trouble. Now, its own data shows that the critics were right all this time. GDP numbers for the second quarter of this fiscal, released last week, reveal how badly Indian agriculture is doing.
Have you noticed how no one is talking about petrol prices any more? Your friends aren't cribbing, there are no Prime Time talk shows about it. That's because prices have dipped in the past one month.
India's central bank has often been made the scapegoat when the economy has slowed down. Successive governments have wanted the RBI to stimulate the economy through easy money policies. We all know what easy credit flows during the UPA years did to India's government banks. Now, it seems, the Modi government also wants to take this easy route.
The immediate future seems to be bleak for both India Inc and our farmers. Urban consumers like us will not be affected immediately, because food prices are likely to stay low. This could be a blessing in disguise for our official statisticians. The cheaper the food, the more we'll eat. And then, not just Bongs like me, but every Indian will start taking 'Digestive En...
Such was the fear of Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili, that three years after his death, at the 20th party congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita Krushchev could still not name him when he spoke of the "cult of personality" that had overtaken the USSR under Djugashvilli, popularly known as JV Stalin.