Gaurie Dwivedi

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Onion politics contrary to economic principle

Onion politics contrary to economic principle   The humble onion—the staple diet in almost every Indian household—has given sleepless nights...

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What is needed to revive the economy?

Time to consider bold ideas like income tax cuts to boost growth.   Second quarter GDP figures were released this...

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Will the proposed bill protect our personal data?

The government can process even sensitive personal data without consent, for ‘functions of the state’.     Not so long...

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Bureaucracy’s status quo mindset hurting India

The government’s immense political capital should give confidence to babus to take bold measures.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in...

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Will FM’s revival plan for realty aid ailing sector?

Once the money comes to some projects, it will unclog the financial system.   There has been widespread acknowledgement of...

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India wants 5G, but first save the telecom sector

Telecom was once a sunshine industry but is now struggling to stay afloat   This writer was present when India’s...

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Poorly negotiated RCEP won’t allow India to become $5 trillion economy

The RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) is an ambitious trade bloc that comprises 16 countries—10 of the ASEAN and six...

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Does India need 1,500 cooperative banks?

For RBI to regulate the UCBs, it needs more teeth and manpower.     In the last few days, one...

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Performers like Ranjana Gauhar are adding a new dimension to Odissi

The classical dance form Odissi is evolving with the times as more and more dancers incorporate elements of drama and...

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RBI not solely responsible for growth, big ticket measures needed from North Block

The big question policymakers need to answer is despite repeated rate cuts, why growth is not picking up.    ...

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Future data points will be key for the economy

Second quarter results for India Inc will give a sense of how soon a turnaround will happen.     New...