Dhiraj Nayyar

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Modinomics is about outcomes, not ideology

This gives it the necessary flexibility to adapt to evolving scenarios in India and the world. In 2013, then Prime...

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The real Agni-Path to better jobs

Perhaps the real fear is that Agnipath type schemes may be rolled out for other Government employment in the future....

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Why economists misunderstand Modi

PM Modi’s economic policy doesn’t fit into the neat categories of Left, Right, Populist Right that economists find easiest to...

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What NITI’s new boss must do

As India comes out of Covid and adjusts to the reality of a war in Europe, there is a need...

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Indianise this other British legacy

It may make sense to divide the IAS into different streams: administration, policy and regulation. The merging of the Amar...

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Climate change and the visible hand

The key to success in mitigating climate change is the emergence of new technology. But technology needs to be commercially...

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Past is present: India prioritises the future

It is important to come out and start narrating every facet of India’s emerging economic story. On 1 October, the...

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The Aatmanirbhar solution to inflation challenge

If India needed another reminder on the need to reduce its import dependence in key sectors, it has one now....

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India after Covid-19

If the pandemic enables a course correction, India will emerge stronger, not weaker. Is the India story over? Has Covid-19’s...

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Relearning from Covid’s second attack

We must learn again from the second wave. After all, this may not be the last wave or mutant of...

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The other transformation

Jal Jeevan Mission will improve health outcomes, increase productivity, particularly for women who often travel long distances to get potable...

vaccine diplomacy is a template

Vaccine diplomacy is a template

Many countries trust the quality and reliability of India’s vaccine more than Russia’s or China’s. India’s more transparent and less...

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A year to forget, or to remember?

The 2020 reforms are path breaking because they are focused on transforming agriculture and manufacturing which are necessary for a...

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On trade, there is a third way

Government must continue to take steps to reform factor markets and other input markets. The “missing the bus” metaphor made...

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Modi’s league of economic reformers

In his first term, Modi put redistribution first. But, instead of splurging ever more sums of money on a flurry...

A conundrum for Biharis

A conundrum for Biharis

If the opinion polls are right (big assumption!) then the election in Bihar is too close to call. And if...

The root causes of Dadri

The root causes of Dadri

It is convenient to pin the blame for every communal incident on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Let’s be clear. The...

Make a fresh start in Nehru Memorial

Make a fresh start in Nehru Memorial

It was interesting to note how the exit of Mahesh Rangarajan as director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library...

Corbyn, Trump can learn from NaMo

Corbyn, Trump can learn from NaMo

Is Jeremy Corbyn, the radical leftist elected by Britain’s Labour Party to be its leader, unelectable as UK’s Prime Minister?...

Forget opportunity, grasp urgency

Forget opportunity, grasp urgency

That the crisis in China’s economy and financial markets is an opportunity for India has quickly become conventional wisdom. Even...

Don’t write history on the road

Don’t write history on the road

It is important for every nation to know its history. Indians are obsessed with the past (ironical really when one...

The fundamentals are wrong

The fundamentals are wrong

How strong is India’s economy? It’s a question worth asking in the week after India (at least its financial markets)...

This I-Day, Modi was right on message

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suffers a burden that hardly any other Indian politician does: of extraordinary expectations. His first Independence...

What FTII says about state of the nation

What FTII says about state of the nation

Rarely is the power of a nation measured by the strength of its educational institutions. It ought to be. The...