T C A Srinivasa Raghavan

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Governance is not a T20 match

Governance is not a T20 match

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

The prime minister should trifurcate the IAS, recommends T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

For farmers, MSP is like a salary

For farmers, MSP is like a salary

Rediff.com2 Jan 2021

The dilemma is that if farming is to be efficient, farmers will be worse off -- and if farmers are to be better off farming will be worse off, reveals T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

We must have just 2 rates of income tax

We must have just 2 rates of income tax

Rediff.com3 Dec 2020

10 per cent for those who earn up to Rs 30 lakh a year and 25 per cent for those who earn more, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Virus has done for Modi what IMF did for Rao

Virus has done for Modi what IMF did for Rao

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

That's why he is now finally focusing on the two things that alone can help: Fiscal expansion -- from December onwards -- and supply management via amended laws and rules that affect business, notes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Court contempt must be limited to disobeying orders

Court contempt must be limited to disobeying orders

Rediff.com14 Sep 2020

Contempt should be restricted to the disobedience of orders and rulings. Any failure to obey the court in a dispute that doesn't involve it should alone invite contempt proceedings, observes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Modiji, this is your last chance

Modiji, this is your last chance

Rediff.com31 Jul 2020

'The most important thing to do is to stop taxing citizens so brutally,' recommends T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Let's prepare for coming economic war with China

Let's prepare for coming economic war with China

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

India has no option but to shut China out, notes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

How to judge Nirmalaji's second Budget

How to judge Nirmalaji's second Budget

Rediff.com11 Feb 2020

'The next general election is four years away. That's enough time to recover -- provided the government stops spending and taxing so much,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Watch out for Michael Patra at RBI!

Watch out for Michael Patra at RBI!

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

'I am sure Dr Patra will get the fullest cooperation from the finance minister who needs workhorses, not prima donnas constantly looking to improve their CVs,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

How BJP could have avoided CAA storm

How BJP could have avoided CAA storm

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

'The majoritarian solution is what the BJP always prefers.' 'But this solution suffers from a major weakness: It ignores subjective preferences which can be important and non-negotiable,' points out T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Is Modi going the Manmohan way?

Is Modi going the Manmohan way?

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'The Modi government, like the Singh one, has run into what is called a perfect storm, where everything that can go wrong does so at the same time,' points out T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Delhi Smog: Can a clear solution be found?

Delhi Smog: Can a clear solution be found?

Rediff.com22 Nov 2019

'You can't consume clean air if you won't pay for it just because it's a 30-day problem,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

India and the economics of good intentions

India and the economics of good intentions

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

Good intentions are best left to political parties, governments and religious establishments, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Will BJP return with a full majority?

Will BJP return with a full majority?

Rediff.com7 Mar 2019

'The 2019 election could well become a referendum on Narendra Damodardas Modi, in which case the BJP could prove all its critics wrong,' notes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Ayodhya will be a big BJP issue in 2019

Ayodhya will be a big BJP issue in 2019

Rediff.com17 Dec 2018

Elections are about exploiting emotions and not things like roti, kapda and makan, a very senior BJP politician tells T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

RBI-govt tussles are not new

RBI-govt tussles are not new

Rediff.com20 Nov 2018

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan recalls a tussle between the government and RBI when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister and how it was resolved.

CBI fiasco: Opportunity to set the parrot free

CBI fiasco: Opportunity to set the parrot free

Rediff.com19 Nov 2018

'The CBI must become a creature of the Constitution,' argues T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Are voices of dissent in the BJP rising?

Are voices of dissent in the BJP rising?

Rediff.com26 Oct 2018

Even Subramanian Swamy, who says he is an ardent supporter of the prime minister, has been taking proxy pot shots at him.' 'At the ground level too, there is resentment from workers and local leaders who have perhaps not got whatever they may have wanted,' notes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Rafale deal is not crony capitalism

Rafale deal is not crony capitalism

Rediff.com19 Sep 2018

'When you ask one of the established industrialists to execute a large project it is exactly the same as your not asking your neighbourhood dhaba-owner to cater at your daughter's wedding dinner which will be attended by a thousand guests,' notes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

If not Rahul, who can lead the Opposition?

If not Rahul, who can lead the Opposition?

Rediff.com14 Sep 2018

'It is entirely possible that Sonia Gandhi wants her son to be prime minister.' 'If so, it is game, set and match to the BJP,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

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