R Jagannathan

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What Reforms Can We Expect, Modiji?

What Reforms Can We Expect, Modiji?

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

Assuming we still have a Modi-led majority government after May 2024, there is no guarantee that reforms will move at anything more than a snail's pace, though we must be thankful even for that, notes R Jagannathan.

Ayodhya And India's New Tryst With Destiny

Ayodhya And India's New Tryst With Destiny

Rediff.com12 Jan 2024

If Saudi Arabia, with just two Muslim holy sites of Mecca and Medina, can create a huge tourism-based ecosystem beyond oil, Ayodhya is sure to become the world's hottest religious tourism site in less than a decade, predicts R Jagannathan.

Quotas: Band-Aids Not The Solution

Quotas: Band-Aids Not The Solution

Rediff.com13 Nov 2023

Our caste warriors will not even ask these questions, let alone explore better solutions to address the problems of inequality and skewed life outcomes, argues R Jagannathan.

Should We Ignore Democracy Rankings?

Should We Ignore Democracy Rankings?

Rediff.com4 Oct 2023

India must evolve its own standards on how democracy must be ranked in a diverse and multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and pluralistic idea called India, suggests R Jagannathan.

NDA Better For Economy Than INDIA In 2024

NDA Better For Economy Than INDIA In 2024

Rediff.com31 Aug 2023

What is most troubling is that not a single party that is part of INDIA has talked about any kind of reform and economic sense, argues R Jagannathan.

Time To Abolish Quotas?

Time To Abolish Quotas?

Rediff.com17 Jul 2023

Ultimately quotas kill talent and true meritocracy, argues R Jagannathan.

The Political Mindset On Jobs Needs Change

The Political Mindset On Jobs Needs Change

Rediff.com20 Jun 2023

The challenge is to enhance opportunities for people to generate livelihoods through entrepreneurship, both big and small, argues R Jagannathan.

How To Fix The Jobs Crunch

How To Fix The Jobs Crunch

Rediff.com14 Feb 2023

The only real solution to the jobs crisis, whether in India or abroad, is to direct tech innovation towards job enhancing sectors, and disincentivising job-replacing ones, observes R Jagannathan.

Is Our Constitution Out Of Date?

Is Our Constitution Out Of Date?

Rediff.com26 Jan 2022

There is an acute imbalance of power between the various organs of the State, including the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, and the ultimate sovereign -- the people, argues R Jagannathan.

Modi's socio-nomics starts to pay off

Modi's socio-nomics starts to pay off

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

Here's what could be ahead for India: A $10-trillion economy by 2030-32, a Sensex at 1,00,000 by 2025, monthly GST revenues at Rs 2 trillion by 2024-25, 100 new unicorns by 2025, and poverty below 5 per cent by 2030, predicts R Jagannathan.

Why it's too early to write off payments banks

Why it's too early to write off payments banks

Rediff.com15 Jan 2019

While payments banks surely lose money, their operating ratios were looking better in 2017-18 compared to the year before. This implies that as customer volumes start picking up, the business models may perk up too, says R Jagannathan.

How RBI's reserves can boost the economy

How RBI's reserves can boost the economy

Rediff.com28 Dec 2018

The use of RBI capital to strengthen public sector banks will have many positive implications for the economy -- and a few manageable downsides, points out R Jagannathan.

Politicians will find it tougher to retain voters's allegiance

Politicians will find it tougher to retain voters's allegiance

Rediff.com21 Dec 2018

'This may be good news for Rahul Gandhi, for no matter how Modi performs, there will always be some degree of dissatisfaction with his performance among large sections of voters,' says R Jagannathan.

2G verdict is a big win for crony socialism

2G verdict is a big win for crony socialism

Rediff.com27 Dec 2017

The judgment in the 2G case is a huge, huge, indictment of the criminal investigation and justice system, says R Jagannathan.

Masters of the electoral game

Masters of the electoral game

Rediff.com19 Dec 2017

The narrow win in Gujarat can be contributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his no-holds-barred approach and party president Amit Shah who plays to win and knows that there are rules to be followed when suited and broken when needed.

What Verdict 2017 says about 2019

What Verdict 2017 says about 2019

Rediff.com12 Mar 2017

BJP's overwhelming win in UP shows that 2014 was no fluke, says R Jagannathan.