The importance of telecom services in the consumption basket of over half a billion Indians is generally underestimated. Ask the largely self-employed migrant workers in big cities or small towns, and they will tell you how mobile bills constitute around 6% to 8% of their monthly consumption expenditure.
It is said that a decent deal is one in which all parties are reasonably satisfied, but are left with a feeling of wanting more, says MK Venu.
The Budget aims to please everyone a little bit, says MK Venu.
Where will 140 billion dollars for modernisation come from, asks MK Venu.
India needs a Plan B - quickly, writes MK Venu.
MK Venu on why the reform has so much potential.
PM's focus must shift from foreign to domestic policy, says MK Venu.
Make-In-India campaign is at risk, writes MK Venu.
India's Sherpa for the forthcoming G-20 meeting in Brisbane, Suresh Prabhu, has given a flavour of how India might approach key issues facing the global economy.
RSS control is a big factor, writes MK Venu.
Inadequate and inappropriate action, writes MK Venu.
Arvind Subramanian's China insights will be useful for PM, writes MK Venu.