Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change
India’s pause—or exit—is simply the price of the systemic flaws that have rendered the economy less than competitive
11 Nov 2019
Prakash Javadekar, once again environment minister, must be experiencing a sense of déja vu.
03 Nov 2019
This lesson is particularly important to those who believe in sulking as a political philosophy and invest in hope as a viable strategy.
27 Oct 2019
Economics is to politics is what lubricant is to an engine; it creates torque.
20 Oct 2019
It has been more than a month since the 5 per cent bombshell rocked the economy.
13 Oct 2019
During the Monsoon Session of Parliament, on July 15, 2019, the government revealed that over 9,622 acres of defence land was under encroachment in 30 states.
06 Oct 2019
Crisis is a feel-good factor in India’s political economy.
29 Sep 2019
The quantum of public monies wasted and the apathy that envelops it is simply stunning.
08 Sep 2019
India is caught at the intersection of a promise of a $5 trillion economy and the reality of a slowdown, between hope and despair.
01 Sep 2019
The promise and potential of transformation, though, requires the dismantling of the ideology of distrust.
25 Aug 2019
The spectre represents an economic and systemic risk—the buyer without an asset and the builder with an unfinished project.
18 Aug 2019
Loss of wealth has both economic and political implications.
04 Aug 2019
Access to facilities and safety of the girl student has been repeatedly identified as a perennial cause for dropouts.
28 Jul 2019
Embedded in the criticism of bank nationalisation is a dying hope of loosening the grip of the socialistic pattern of politics. Right-wing commentators pinned their hopes on the BJP to do the needful.
21 Jul 2019
The only homage paid to virtue, Lord Byron once said, is hypocrisy.
14 Jul 2019