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Weekend Ruminations: The meaning of 'partly free'
How far the govt will go towards establishing its control depends on the effectiveness of domestic institutional resistance and on how much it wants to risk international censure.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 06 Mar 2021
Weekend Rumniations: Don't bet just yet on Bangladesh as South Asia's economic champion
Bangladesh might overtake India this year by per capita income in nominal dollars, but it is not yet close to becoming South Asia's economic powerhouse anytime soon.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 17 Oct 2020
Business Standard Weekend Ruminations: The market as weapon: What China has long exploited India has rarely used
Opening up India's market to neighbouring countries can be as strategic as access denial to others. The game should be played both ways, even if it upsets domestic business lobbies.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 14 Aug 2020
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
Maritime Failures
India's trade infrastructure is in a bad shape. India's imports are very high than its exports. The government has promised some investments and policies in this sector.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 15 Apr 2016
Bharat Mata ki jal
The total quantum of water supply has barely improved since Independence, while demand has exploded.
Category: Business Standard Saturday Editorial : Weekend Ruminations
by T.N. Ninan | On 25 Mar 2016
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