All stories by T C A Srinivasa Raghavan
Is It Time For 5 Regional RBIs?Rediff.com7 Feb 2023
Despite its admirable competence and proven track record, the RBI doesn't have the capacity to supervise an economy that's growing so fast and becoming larger by the year, points out T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
India Needs To Shift To Modern EconomicsRediff.com17 Oct 2022
Old ideas contained in the heads of old economists still dominate. That's not good, asserts T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Absolutely No Need To Go After All Things MuslimRediff.com8 Jun 2022
To equate the Hindu propensity not to persecute non-Hindus is a sign of mature self-confidence, not weakness as the rabid insist, asserts T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Time For Modi To Redesign The IASRediff.com6 May 2022
Narendra Modi's real legacy will be if he can redesign the IAS and the concept of an all-India service, argues T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
The Cricketers Ravi Shastri Rates HighlyRediff.com16 Sep 2021
'All selectors must be sufficiently thick-skinned and prepared to take criticism.' T C A Srinivasa Raghavan checks out Ravi Shastri's first book.
Why Bob Dylan's music mattered to IndiaRediff.com24 Jul 2021
The unconventional music of the Nobel Laureate might have nothing connecting Indians to it, but there is a reason he has a following here, notes T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Why do politicians keep their health secret?Rediff.com25 Apr 2020
'It is not the country's interests alone that lead to all this secrecy.' 'More usually, the reason is the threat from political rivals: What will they do if they find out?', notes T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Why you must visit New ZealandRediff.com8 Feb 2020
'After living in a country with hazy skies and a billion people, it is breathtaking when the sky is blue, the air crisply clean and there is drinking water in the taps. And, joy of joys, hardly any people.'
Modiji, enough of politics, focus on economy now!Rediff.com7 Jan 2020
'With the big political job done, the time has come to pay attention to the economy, which is the main problem now,' argues T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
How to get out of the Great Indian SlumpRediff.com6 Nov 2019
'Should the most important part of economic reform not comprise the way we look at the fiscal deficit?', asks T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
What Kashmir and Tamil Nadu have in commonRediff.com25 Oct 2019
'In both places the minority was disproportionately powerful.' 'Few people acknowledge it but at its core the Tamil Nadu problem between the Brahmins and the rest was one of power.' 'In Kashmir the Hindus held most of the land and the accompanying political power, while the Muslims were the peasants and powerless,' notes T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Time for a states income tax?Rediff.com17 Oct 2019
States could then stop complaining about the Centre and fashion their own economic destinies, says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Indian economy is like a man with aggravated hydroceleRediff.com19 Sep 2019
'The Indian economy has become like a car that has the appropriate wheels on one side -- political liberalism -- and scooter wheels -- economic illiberalism -- on the other,' points out T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Amendment to Article 370 no more than a systems upgradeRediff.com26 Aug 2019
'Whether it is a good upgrade or not is something the judges will decide on the technicalities of the process, not substance. 'But they can't do much because of the constitutional fiction they themselves propounded with their "basic structure" formulation. 'That has not been violated because Article 370 was constitutionally temporary,' says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
BJP's Big Problem: No economic thinkersRediff.com26 Jul 2019
'How do you deliver wealth when you don't have the slightest idea about it?' asks T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
We've no idea what we are going to do in the next decadeRediff.com6 Jul 2019
'An era of fiscal pessimism is setting in, which, if not countered intellectually, is going to have the same effect as export pessimism has had,' notes T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
How Modi can rescue the economyRediff.com26 Jun 2019
''I have been saying for the last 25 years, to no avail naturally, that the only government asset that is politically unproblematic is land,' says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
How will Modi deal with India's liberals?Rediff.com15 Jun 2019
'He can at least invite them for tea in small groups once a month on Sundays.' 'If nothing else, he will have the pleasure of ruining their weekend,' suggests T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
What Modi needs to doRediff.com31 May 2019
'The time has come to ask the extent of coercive power the State must arrogate to itself to achieve economic ends,' points out T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
Modi2 must focus on the economy!Rediff.com17 May 2019
'If he were to ask me, I would tell Mr Modi that the real Congress legacy he has to undo is not Nehru's social and political philosophy -- which fits India perfectly -- but his daughter's economic philosophy,' says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.