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No other PM has come close to Nehru's success
'His contributions in setting up transparent precedents of governance are still basically intact despite the cynicism of several of his successors,' notes Jamini Bhagwati. Photograph: Homai......
Why electoral bonds are not the solution
Given the international practice, it is inexplicable why the government is going ahead with anonymous electoral bonds, says Jaimini Bhagwati. A political bombshell in the past months was the......
Foreign policy, declassified
The external affairs ministry's files, as distinct from those of the ministry of defence or the agencies, at least from before 1974 should be declassified. And if select files that are more than 40......
Ranjan Mathai takes over as new Indian envoy to UK
Ranjan Mathai, former foreign secretary of India, has taken over as the country's next high commissioner to the United Kingdom. Mathai took the office on Monday. He succeeds Jaimini Bhagwati,......
India should hike defence spending to 4% of GDP
'As for tricky relations with China, India needs less of summitry type event management and more anticipatory analysis and management of events,' says Ambassador Jaimini Bhagwati. IMAGE: Prime......
Can Modi dig India out of the COVID hole?
'A balanced head plus heart approach would be a full opening up of the economy including manufacturing and internal travel in the country but excluding COVID-19 hotspots,' recommends Jaimini......
India's exchange rate policies are flawed
If net forex outflows turn out to be relatively high in the next few years, the rupee could depreciate beyond Rs 80 to a dollar by 2022.The causal reasons could, for example, include unmet......
How govt is blatantly misusing LIC to save failing companies
Investors in LIC's insurance and other schemes are receiving a lower rate of return because LIC is subsidising incompetence at best and malfeasance at worst in institutions such as IDBI Bank and......
Pandering of so-called wilful defaulters is peculiar to India
Despite the Indian government’s recent efforts, anecdotal evidence indicates that there has been little change in the extortionist behaviour of a significant proportion of tax and police......
Indian Paralympics team felicitated by High Commissioner
The 33-member Indian team which participated in the ongoing Paralympic Games was felicitated by the country's High Commissioner to the UK -- Dr Jaimini Bhagwati -- at the India House in London.......
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