All stories by T C A Srinivasa Raghavan
For farmers, MSP is like a salaryRediff.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 taxRediff.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 RaoRediff.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 ordersRediff.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 chanceRediff.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 ChinaRediff.com28 Jul 2020
India has no option but to shut China out, notes T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.
How to judge Nirmalaji's second BudgetRediff.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!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 stormRediff.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?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?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 intentionsRediff.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?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 2019Rediff.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 newRediff.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 freeRediff.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?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 capitalismRediff.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?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.
Would Vajpayee have approved of Modi-Shah's BJP?Rediff.com6 Sep 2018
'Vajpayee would not have approved either of the way the BJP now functions or of the thoughts that it entertains in its mind,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.