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It does not look like a 'do or die' Budget

It does not look like a 'do or die' Budget

Rediff.com2 days ago

'More a show that you are doing something in the Budget even if that something never actually comes to pass,' notes Nitin Desai.

How India can get back on high growth path

How India can get back on high growth path

Rediff.com25 Oct 2019

'The revival of household savings and investment is the litmus test of whether we are on the road to recovery,' says Nitin Desai.

Are we staring at a new NPA crisis?

Are we staring at a new NPA crisis?

Rediff.com28 Sep 2018

The measures to reduce the current account deficit should have focused far more on narrowing the trade imbalance, principally through export facilitation and linked FDI, says Nitin Desai.

Grand plans, Mr Jaitley, but where is the money?

Grand plans, Mr Jaitley, but where is the money?

Rediff.com13 Feb 2018

Is the Budget sufficiently prudent? It probably is but at the cost of substantial under-provisioning for the many grand sounding schemes announced in it, says Nitin Desai.

How India can meet its job creation challenge

How India can meet its job creation challenge

Rediff.com28 Dec 2017

How soon can India reach a point when there is no hidden underemployment and all who want work can find it at a fair wage and decent work conditions, asks Nitin Desai.

Will Samvat 2074 be good, bad or ugly?

Will Samvat 2074 be good, bad or ugly?

Rediff.com31 Oct 2017

If GDP growth in Q2FY18 remains below 7%, the outlook for Samvat 2074 would remain uncertain at best, says Nitin Desai.

How to revive India's economy

How to revive India's economy

Rediff.com3 Oct 2017

Nitin Desai suggests some concrete measures to revive investment and boost growth.

Rs 201 per day? Rs 277? How much welfare do Indians need?

Rs 201 per day? Rs 277? How much welfare do Indians need?

Rediff.com31 Jul 2017

Universal basic income or social security? Economist Nitin Desai feels we need a blueprint for universal health care and pensions to help the vulnerable section.

The fury of farmers

The fury of farmers

Rediff.com30 Jun 2017

Loan waivers will never be enough. Reforming the agricultural marketing system is essential to addressing the concerns of farmers in a sustainable manner, says Nitin Desai.

The road ahead is long and winding

The road ahead is long and winding

Rediff.com27 Apr 2017

From the roll-out of GST to H1B visa problems, the government needs to quickly deal with various disruptions.

Even BJP needs to look beyond caste and religion

Even BJP needs to look beyond caste and religion

Rediff.com31 Mar 2017

The party's most important electoral challenge lies in whether it can meet the aspirations of the youth who were drawn by the promise of gainful work.

The end of the world, as we knew it

The end of the world, as we knew it

Rediff.com4 Feb 2017

'An isolationist US and a disintegrating European Union will create a power vacuum that only China is in a position to fill -- a conclusion that is uncomfortable but unavoidable,' says Nitin Desai.

3 tactical changes Modi & co need to make

3 tactical changes Modi & co need to make

Rediff.com29 Apr 2016

The prime minister sees himself as the "vikas purush". But realising his government's agenda for development requires not just a more efficient administration but also a credible implementation plan, says Nitin Desai.

3 tactical changes Modi & co need to make

3 tactical changes Modi & co need to make

Rediff.com29 Apr 2016

The prime minister sees himself as the "vikas purush". But realising his government's agenda for development requires not just a more efficient administration but also a credible implementation plan, says Nitin Desai.

Where are the leaders who can inspire our youth?

Where are the leaders who can inspire our youth?

Rediff.com24 Mar 2016

'Are moving towards a political culture that provides more space for violence and a paranoid political rhetoric,' asks Nitin Desai.

Is the Paris climate pact unfair and inadequate?

Is the Paris climate pact unfair and inadequate?

Rediff.com18 Dec 2015

At the summit, the US is able to play the role of a bully.

Poverty figures: Does it make any difference to the poor?

Poverty figures: Does it make any difference to the poor?

Rediff.com15 Oct 2015

Angus Deaton's Nobel Prize should spark off more research on the measurement and usefulness of poverty percentages.

Ease of doing biz is fine but what about corporate ethics

Ease of doing biz is fine but what about corporate ethics

Rediff.com17 Sep 2015

Over the past year we have heard a lot about policy reforms to improve the ease of doing business in India.

All about the government's wrong land war

All about the government's wrong land war

Rediff.com21 May 2015

Why is the government ignoring the advice of its own Economic Survey?

All about the government's wrong land war

All about the government's wrong land war

Rediff.com21 May 2015

Why is the government ignoring the advice of its own Economic Survey?

India wants to grow fast? A lesson or two it can learn from China

India wants to grow fast? A lesson or two it can learn from China

Rediff.com16 Apr 2015

India needs to tread cautiously on the growth path.

Ease of doing biz only on paper, govt must remove bottlenecks

Ease of doing biz only on paper, govt must remove bottlenecks

Rediff.com19 Mar 2015

Govt must take few steps to improve business environment.

A Budget for the Aam Aadmi, please!

A Budget for the Aam Aadmi, please!

Rediff.com19 Feb 2015

It is time to take a few macroeconomic risks to kick start the growth.

A Budget for the Aam Aadmi, please!

A Budget for the Aam Aadmi, please!

Rediff.com19 Feb 2015

It is time to take a few macroeconomic risks to kick start the growth.

Why the Planning Commission failed to meet expectations

Why the Planning Commission failed to meet expectations

Rediff.com21 Aug 2014

The Planning Commission has not been central to the policy making process since the mid-1960s, says Nitin Desai.

Why the Planning Commission failed to meet expectations

Why the Planning Commission failed to meet expectations

Rediff.com21 Aug 2014

The Planning Commission has not been central to the policy making process since the mid-1960s, says Nitin Desai.

A flawed election

A flawed election

Rediff.com17 May 2014

B R Ambedkar's fears about personality cults in politics and money power in elections seem to be coming true, says Nitin Desai