All stories by T N Ninan
Too Early To Cheer Up On EconomyRediff.com29 Apr 2022
So, while it is great that India's numbers look relatively good, don't raise a cheer just yet, points out T N Ninan.
How India Can SHOCK-PROOF EconomyRediff.com25 Mar 2022
Since jobs will remain scarce for the foreseeable future, an unemployment allowance should be the next big social-security initiative, suggests T N Ninan.
Muslim Women And The Hijab DebateRediff.com15 Mar 2022
When turbans are allowed on school and college campuses, or sacred ash on the forehead, can one ban the hijab? asks T N Ninan.
Why Air India Sale Is Win-Win For AllRediff.com10 Feb 2022
That such a deal can be greeted with celebration in the camps of both buyer and seller speaks volumes about the airline and its recent history, explains T N Ninan.
Modi and Nehru Are Similar, Yet...Rediff.com26 Jan 2022
Modi's critics will say that he has put up cement and steel structures, but weakened the institutions of governance whereas Nehru strengthened them, observes T N Ninan.
Budget 2022: Time To Raise RevenueRediff.com20 Jan 2022
There are two ways: Deliver a rapidly growing economic pie or reform GST and close corporate tax loopholes, suggests T N Ninan.
2022: 6 Positives For IndiaRediff.com13 Jan 2022
In a country that is often focused on the ways in which it falls short, the start of a year is a good time to remind oneself of such positives, observes T N Ninan.
When 'national pride' trumps obvious questionsRediff.com22 Dec 2021
Should we not stop uncritically celebrating NRIs' elevation without regard to what kind of companies they are getting to run, and the nature of their products or business practices, asks T N Ninan.
Pandora Papers: A Rich Man's GameRediff.com20 Dec 2021
The money stashed away in tax havens is estimated at between $5.6 trillion and $32 trillion, numbers to make your eyes pop, asserts T N Ninan.
India's Future: Tier 2 CitiesRediff.com16 Dec 2021
If India is to urbanise successfully, it has to focus on Tier 2 cities with a population of one-five million, observes T N Ninan.
Modi's Economic Record: No 'disaster' nor anticipated successRediff.com29 Nov 2021
Three-quarters into the 10 years that Mr Modi had sought for transforming India, the 'output' numbers look impressive, but the key 'outcome' numbers don't show up much, if at all, observes T N Ninan.
Will Ambani-Adani's Dominance Fade Away?Rediff.com26 Nov 2021
It's hard to say because of the winner-take-all nature of new platform and network businesses, but Reliance has not been an efficient user of capital, and Adani numbers are varied, observes T N Ninan.
What Are Investor Options In New Samvat?Rediff.com11 Nov 2021
You will need a sharper eye for stock picking and a greater appetite for risk than most retail investors possess, recommends T N Ninan.
Is Nirmalaji's Economic Optimism Warranted?Rediff.com2 Nov 2021
The government's programmes should be expected to generate some momentum, but the macro-economic numbers are not encouraging, observes T N Ninan.
Does economic under-performance matter?Rediff.com19 Oct 2021
There are instances -- both from national and state elections -- of economic under-performers being returned to power, and also of parties being thrown out despite good performance, observes T N Ninan.
China's 'miracle' growth coming to an end?Rediff.com11 Oct 2021
China's debt is dangerously high at close to three times its GDP, with the ratio having nearly doubled in recent years, observes T N Ninan.
Indian Navy And Chinese ThreatRediff.com1 Oct 2021
Anyone within range of China's expanding navy will have to build capabilities faster and/or work more closely with the US, as Australia has just announced, asserts T N Ninan.
Why is India A Graveyard For World's Auto Majors?Rediff.com23 Sep 2021
India is a market for low-priced cars with low running costs. The global majors don't have models that fit the bill; only Maruti and Hyundai have successful entry-level models, observes T N Ninan.
A PROBLEM Modi Can't IgnoreRediff.com16 Sep 2021
Economic performance is affected if large numbers of people are out of work, or at such low levels of income as to force under-consumption, observes T N Ninan.
American Hegemony is On the LineRediff.com31 Aug 2021
The ineptness of successive American presidents, from Bush the Younger to Joe Biden the Old, combined with the cluelessness that Americans demonstrate in foreign lands, contrasts with the Chinese leadership's seemingly singular focus on the accumulation of wealth and power, asserts T N Ninan.