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Who's the Greatest General of the 20th Century?

My candidate for the best general of the last century hailed from a little, poor colonised Asian nation whose impact on world affairs rarely amounted to much, notes Shankar Acharya. IMAGE: General......

Noted economist Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia passes away

Eminent economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, a recipient of India's third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan, passed away on Saturday. She was 74. IMAGE: Isher Judge Ahluwalia had stepped down as......

'How can India be a competitor to China?'

'China need not worry about a 'resurgent India'.''It's not going to happen.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On May 9, 2006, Business Standard......

Modi's Rs 200 bn drought package for Maharashtra

'The package is for the distressed farmers who are committing suicide due to the severe drought,' Nitin Gadkari tells Arup Roy Choudhury and Sanjeeb Mukherjee. Photograph: Rediff.com/Uttam Ghosh......

A year after Mandsaur firing, has anything changed for farmers?

Experts said many of the programmes started in the last one year have been dogged by poor implementation, something which the state seriously needs to answer as it faces a tough electoral battle in......

Covid impact: Imports of digital thermometers rise 2,410%

Vitamin C, a supplement recommended by most doctors for better immunity during the pandemic, posted a 450 per cent growth in imports. From Covid-19 essentials, such as Vitamin C supplements and......

India may have LOST 10-12% of GDP growth FOREVER

India's likely medium-term potential growth will almost certainly be markedly lower than that experienced in pre-pandemic years, predicts Shankar Acharya, former chief economic adviser to the......

India, Pakistan and the story of lost trading opportunity

Despite being a neighbour, Pakistan has never accounted for more than 2 per cent of India’s total exports, and its share in India’s total imports is less than 1 per cent. On the other......

Nirmalaji, what about growth beyond FY22?

We will find it difficult to exceed an average of 5 per cent growth in the medium term, warns Shankar Acharya, the former chief economic adviser. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com  ......

Will this Budget lower income tax?

The Budget-making exercise offers golden opportunities despite challenges, observes Shankar Acharya, former chief economic adviser to the Government of India. Illustration: Dominic......

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