All stories by T N Ninan
Is India back to being 'Third World'?Rediff.com5 days ago
A feature of 'Third World-ism' is lack of accountability. Whether and how the Modi government is held to account politically is a matter for the future, observes T N Ninan.
Mr PM: The hour is late, let's get seriousRediff.com30 Apr 2021
The government has to focus on real solutions, not make a mockery of the crisis through 'vaccine festivals',' asserts T N Ninan.
What will BJP's conquest of the East mean?Rediff.com17 Apr 2021
The party is better at winning elections than at governance and it remains intent on pushing ahead with its trademark social and political agenda observes T N Ninan.
Why's Modi going against his natural instinct?Rediff.com2 Mar 2021
The promise of a less suspicious government is surprising. What about the disconnect between the new business stance and earlier push to dictate the narrative in politics and public life, wonders T N Ninan.
Is Modi stepping onto a minefield?Rediff.com25 Feb 2021
A faltering economy may have led to a re-think on economic strategy. And Mr Modi might think he is politically strong enough to take some risks. But there could be a minefield ahead, observes T N Ninan.
Services will steer India's future economyRediff.com19 Feb 2021
Whether one likes it or not, services constitute the value-addition sector that the country has to build on, using its comparative advantage in infotech and related skills, suggests T N Ninan.
India Inc has no RISK APPETITE for UNICORNSRediff.com9 Feb 2021
That's because India does not have a serious venture capital industry with an appetite for risk, observes T N Ninan.
Time to privatise government owned banksRediff.com21 Jan 2021
The only feasible way to have a healthy banking sector could be making it mostly private, along with two or three large, better-run government banks, suggests T N Ninan.
How economies changed in 10 yearsRediff.com11 Jan 2021
Even as both India and the world struggle to re-build after COVID-19, they face slow-burn problems that could develop into full-blown crises, observes T N Ninan.
Why are govts out to de-fang FAANG?Rediff.com8 Jan 2021
So far, there seems to be limited debate about their activities in India, where virtually all FAANG companies have teamed up in different ways with India's most powerful businessman, observes T N Ninan.
Farmers protest: If the government caves in...Rediff.com17 Dec 2020
>The farmers will go home but the country will not get the agricultural reform it badly needs -- if nothing else, then to prevent a bigger water crisis than already exists, argues T N Ninan.
Kashmir and Palestine: A similar storyRediff.com11 Dec 2020
The people in both places have lived in a state of denial, refusing to accept the bald fact that resorting to violence against an infinitely superior force is suicidal, observes T N Ninan.
How long will savings, profits, stocks remain high?Rediff.com26 Nov 2020
How long will the RBI allow the government to borrow cheaply? A change in policy direction will see rates climb and bond values fall. Investors in debt funds are therefore at risk, as are people invested in the heated stock market, warns T N Ninan.
Two routes to atmanirbhartaRediff.com19 Nov 2020
Both India and China talk now of self-reliance when their external trade, in relation to GDP, has been falling for some years, points out T N Ninan.
How can Nirmalaji raise more revenue?Rediff.com11 Nov 2020
Every option before the finance minister comes with a price tag, observes T N Ninan.
Do SBI Cards' bad loans have a deeper meaning?Rediff.com2 Nov 2020
If credit card delinquency spells trouble, there may be questions with regard to the much bigger retail sub-categories of car and housing loans, notes T N Ninan.
Bangladesh may overtake India this yearRediff.com27 Oct 2020
Bangladesh might overtake India this year by per capita income in nominal dollars, but it is not yet close to becoming South Asia's economic powerhouse anytime soon, T N Ninan points out.
Will Modi's second push on economy succeed?Rediff.com19 Oct 2020
There will be uncertainty about outcomes,but one must hope for the best, observes T N Ninan.
Standoff with China a WAKE-UP CALL for IndiaRediff.com2 Oct 2020
'The border stand-off and the uncertainties that come with it should be a wake-up call on what makes for real rather than illusory power,' observes T N Ninan.
PM Modi, you have time on your sideRediff.com24 Sep 2020
The last three prime ministers who served full terms started out in their early 70s. Mr Modi is younger and fitter than all of them. But he needs to find it in him to change course if he is to beat the odds, notes T N Ninan.