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A Long Road To A $5-trillion India

From where we stand, when consumption is down, credit offtake slow, the financial sector under tremendous pressure ... moving to even a 7 per cent growth is no mean achievement If India has to regain her lost growth momentum, it will not be sufficient to affect changes in sectors in silos ...So far,

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Modi, Shah: Vajpayee, Advani 2.0

Shah’s hardline image has achieved the impossible: just as Advani made Vajpayee look statesmanlike, Shah is doing the same for Modi. There’s little doubt that a succession plan has been drawn up by Modi and Shah in consultation with the RSS.

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Out, Damned Foreigner

Assam’s register of citizens is a poisoned chalice .

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End Rollback Governance

While Modi emphasizes the importance of removing roadblocks in the economy, bureaucrats continue to stymie progress. Angel Tax on investments by venture capital firms in startups was an idea thought up in the dark recesses of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) ...

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Clutching At Straws

Palliatives, pain-killers or band-aids: take your pick

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China After Huawei And Hong Kong

Beyond disputes with the US over technology, China is on the back foot in Hong Kong.

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Rescuing IBC From Insolvency

The delighted promoters of Essar Steel saw the judgement as an opportunity to retain their company from the winning bid of ArcelorMittal. Banks and other secured creditors saw it as opening a Pandora’s box

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Towards A $5 Trillion Economy

If the math and sensible economic policies by the Modi government converge, India with a GDP of $5 trillion will in 2024-25 be the world’s fourth-largest economy, pulling ahead of Germany.

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Over The Moon

ISRO is a case study of how to build a world-class government institution.

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Privatisation Holds Key To Budget

If the current fiscal deficit of 3.4 per cent of GDP is to be maintained despite lower tax collections (including GST) and higher subsidy outlays, a serious effort at privatisation is necessary. The fiscal deficit in 2019-20 is likely to be around Rs 7.5 lakh crore

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