All stories by Omkar Goswami
Amartya Sen, Home in the WorldRediff.com11 Aug 2021
Amartyada, says Omkar Goswami, thank you for being the humane, caring and socially concerned economist that you are.
Has UP fudged Covid data?Rediff.com28 May 2021
I believe that UP has been doing this consistently -- of grossly under-reporting the Covid-positive cases. Nothing else explains the glaring differences in UP's positivity rates versus other badly affected states, says Omkar Goswami.
How Mumbai, Delhi fought CovidRediff.com19 May 2021
How did Mumbai tightly control the case-spread deaths while Delhi so obviously did not? And what do the answers imply regarding preparedness for the third wave, asks Omkar Goswami.
Nirmalaji must wield the whip. OftenRediff.com18 Feb 2021
'Let us hope that this Budget delivers.' 'It needs 10 per cent plus real GDP growth in 2021-22, the rebound year,' notes Omkar Goswami.
Unlocking the lockdown will be even tougherRediff.com1 May 2020
'How do we ensure that the unlocking, which is desperately needed for earning income and livelihood, will not create ugly spikes in the infection rates?' 'And if it does, what then?'asks Omkar Goswami.
Essar Steel: A perverse bankruptcy judgmentRediff.com30 Jul 2019
The NCLAT's order is offensive because it goes against every tenet of bankruptcy reorganisation. If Justice Sudhansu Mukhopadhyay's tenets are accepted by the Supreme Court, we will not only regress in modern bankruptcy reorganisation but also slide back in the Doing Business rankings, says Omkar Goswami.
What RBI governor needs to doRediff.com12 Jan 2019
'Trust your new governor,' Omkar Goswami advises RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya. 'Just because he is from the IAS and doesn't carry a PhD from a US university does not make him unsuitable for the task.' 'If anything, Das will pour oil on troubled waters, and save the RBI's reputation.'
Budget 2018 was an opportunity lostRediff.com2 Feb 2018
While the finance minister had a great opportunity to come out with flying colours while presenting this last Budget of his government, he didn't, says Omkar Goswami.
Back to sensible Budgets, at last!Rediff.com10 Feb 2017
This finance minister has come of age. That's not condescension. It is a praise, says Omkar Goswami.
No extension for Rajan: Very wrong decision but RBI won't sufferRediff.com28 Jun 2016
Rajan's exit will neither affect the RBI's de facto independence nor its working.
US Fed likely to hike rates: How should India cope?Rediff.com15 Sep 2015
All evidence suggests that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon.
What China's market crash means for IndiaRediff.com28 Aug 2015
What China's market crash means for India
Budget: Excellent, yet tough!Rediff.com11 Mar 2015
Can Jaitley's team hope to garner 17% more on personal income tax?