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Reformist Budget, Please

For Ms. Sitharaman, the key to unlock the economy’s hibernating animal spirits lies in deep structural reforms – implementing sustainable privatisation, cutting personal income tax rates, and modernising India’s antediluvian agriculture, land and labour laws.

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Seven Things To Fix The Economy

The target of $1 trillion exports for a $5 trillion economy that has been recently adopted is excellent – but must now be matched by an ambitious industrial policy and a reform agenda.

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Killing The Golden Goose

The digital ecosystem – and public interest – demand a quick and sensible resolution to the mobile telecom industry crisis. Killing the goose that lays the golden egg can only leave a big hole in the government’s exchequer.

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The Return Of Stagflation? Seven Things To Fix The Economy

Many are predicting that the downturn is cyclical - they may be right. In any case the base effect, and the lower interest rates (despite the poor transmission) may help stem the decline to some extent.

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Green Shoots or False Dawn?

India’s population is the youngest among all major world economies – its median age is 28 against 37 for China and 38 for the United States. This demographic advantage won’t last forever.

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The Rush For World-Class Tag

While some government B-schools, like first-generation IIMs, should strive to secure a position among the top 100 universities in the global ranking, private B-schools should first ponder on what ‘world-class’ mean?

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Future Of Education Is Global And Digital

Millennials are now the main target audience for MBAs, with Generation Z about to join the MBA market. The needs of these future leaders have shifted significantly compared to the needs of previous generations.

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Killing the Golden Goose

The telecom imbroglio has wider ramifications on India’s emerging digital ecosystem.

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Jaat Kahan Ho

Some day extraterrestrials will thrill to Raag Bhairavi in outer space.

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India’s Muscular Diplomacy

India’s assertive new diplomacy has been noticed in global capitals. And yet in key areas the country comes up short.

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