Categories Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

Weekend Rumniations: NEP's thrust on mother tongue, the fate of English, and a migrant question

It may never be the language spoken in most homes and remain much smaller than mother tongues, but English will continue to have its place as one of two official languages in India.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 01 Aug 2020

It is not enough to have a strong govt; you need a strong country

While the govt has done many things right, it has also made mistakes that have weakened India. It should acknowledge challenges, reverse economic slide, and build national cohesion.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 25 Jul 2020

Business Standard Weekend Ruminations: The seductiveness of borders

India has existed as a cultural entity from pre-historic times, but most people are not conversant with how and when the nation-state took shape.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 27 Jun 2020

Weekend Ruminations: Advice for shoot-from-the-hip nationalists: Take aim before firing

It's all good to be tactical - keep China out of strategic markets; hit back in the same coin if it looks to keep India's key sectors out - but don't shoot yourself in the foot.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 20 Jun 2020

Beyond Alliteration

Anyone can string together alliterative words, but are they a substitute for serious thought and coherent action? Real economics involves choices, or every day would be Christmas.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 13 Jun 2020

Why Centre is left with little fiscal cushion to deal with Covid pandemic

When emerging from this crisis, the govt must consider a fresh approach to reviving growth, revisiting the Centre-state fiscal balance, and devising a re-imagined GST 2.0.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 06 Jun 2020

Real is radical: Drop subsidies, offer basic minimum income to farmers

You could run a sensible subsidy and price support system at a fraction of today's cost, and still have enough money left over to offer a more generous income support to all farmers.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 29 May 2020

Re-inventing the Congress

Congress should have long goals, energy, media strategy, good governance to come back to power.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 20 May 2016

Bofors Redux

Whether it was the Bofors gun in 1986 or Italian helicopters in 2012, a leak or disclosure at the source overseas is like dynamite, and usually impossible to refute.

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 29 Apr 2016

Action vs Planning

Can the targets of achieving high economic growth be achieved without planning?

Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations

by T.N. Ninan | On 22 Apr 2016
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