All stories by T N Ninan
Can India Raise Its Game, Quickly?Rediff.com1 days ago
Even as India strives to climb the development mountain, the fact is that the mountaintop is already crowded. If it got there in 2047, India would be very much a late-comer, observes T N Ninan.
Withdrawal Of Debt LTCG Benefits Will Affect InvestorsRediff.com14 Apr 2023
The government's step could push investors to choose riskier equity, or to fall back on bank deposits, thereby negatively impacting the debt market which actually needs to grow, points out T N Ninan.
India-China Economic Race: Who Has Won?Rediff.com10 Apr 2023
One could argue that India is not troubled in the same way as China is by a declining population and structural problems in real estate/construction and finance. But India has serious trade and fiscal imbalances, and excessive dependence on capital expenditure by the government, points out T N Ninan.
Banks Fallout: Time For RBI To Be AlertRediff.com31 Mar 2023
The broader economy risks a potential flight of foreign portfolio capital, therefore pressure on the rupee and more bad news on the stock market, warns T N Ninan.
How India Can Overtake ChinaRediff.com24 Feb 2023
India must integrate more with East Asia by getting into regional trade arrangements, lower its tariff walls, and improve the quality of its workforce, suggests T N Ninan.
Will Pakistan Be Less Of A Nuisance?Rediff.com21 Feb 2023
With a narrow industrial base and dysfunctional politics, and a counter-productive national security agenda, Pakistan could well remain an 'international migraine', observes T N Ninan.
This Is Not The End Of Gautam AdaniRediff.com13 Feb 2023
Mr Adani has a fight on his hands. It is not a fight to the death, asserts T N Ninan.
Can Adani Do A Dhirubhai?Rediff.com6 Feb 2023
The last time a bear attack was launched on a controversial businessman was when a cabal of brokers launched an assault in the early 1980s on what they thought was an over-priced Reliance share, recalls T N Ninan.
Why Should Data Not Go Private?Rediff.com21 Nov 2022
The development of private data sources is a hugely positive development. It should serve as a challenge to the government to improve its own record on producing timely and reliable statistics, points out T N Ninan.
Is India's Government Too Bloated?Rediff.com18 Nov 2022
Perhaps the finance ministry or NITI Aayog could take a detailed look at what governments actually deliver and at what cost; how their services can be improved and expanded where necessary; how much money can be saved through doing things differently; and how many things the government does which it can safely leave to the private sector, argues T N Ninan.
How Will Economy Perform In Samvat 2079?Rediff.com10 Nov 2022
The likelihood is that India will maintain a moderately upbeat economic tempo -- well short of tearaway growth, explains T N Ninan.
Don't Miss Signs Of Economic Slowdown!Rediff.com28 Oct 2022
Don't be surprised if growth in the second half of the financial year drops below 4%, which is where it was in the year before the pandemic, warns T N Ninan.
Chips: Can India Be A World Leader?Rediff.com8 Sep 2022
Is self-reliance the right approach in a mega-buck game, or better to be part of a network? asks T N Ninan.
The Rakesh Jhunjhunwala I KnewRediff.com29 Aug 2022
A family man, a confident investor, someone who was sure two decades ago that India and its stock market were going to boom. T N Ninan recalls his chats with Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
Can Modi Change India's Freebie Culture?Rediff.com23 Aug 2022
Blame the voter, who invariably chooses the promise of hand-outs today in preference to a vague promise of, say, better schools tomorrow. Getting the Supreme Court to issue an edict, or Parliament to pass a law, is no solution, observes T N Ninan.
Can India Overtake Turkiye, China?Rediff.com17 Aug 2022
India's growth in the last three financial years has averaged just 1.9%. It is natural to project rapid growth from this low base. Crucial to that would be the assumption that the economy has suffered no lasting damage from the pandemic, observes T N Ninan.
What India Needs For Complete SuccessRediff.com15 Aug 2022
The next quarter-century could mark India's rise as a nation to be more whole-heartedly admired if it addresses its institutional and policy failures, and focuses on reducing its inequalities and addressing its iniquities, asserts T N Ninan.
The Caste System In Govt EmploymentRediff.com1 Aug 2022
For large numbers of employees in the government system, the month-end salary cheque is no longer guaranteed. So the days of the government and State-owned enterprises wanting to be ideal employers are over, observes T N Ninan.
Want Stronger Rupee? Manage The EconomyRediff.com12 Jul 2022
India's politicians need to do a better job of managing the economy: Inflation control, productivity improvement, etc, asserts 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.