Gautam Mukherjee

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Oil on fire: The open-market illusion in statist fetters

Suspicion remains that a proportion of the fuel taxes pays for a bloated political and bureaucratic apparatus.   Prime Minister...

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Modi carries forward Vajpayee’s legacy

Vajpayee had nothing in common with Nehru beyond parliamentary etiquette.   Amongst the deluge of eulogies and hosannas on the...

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi accomapanied by Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrive at the Rweru model village in Bugesera district, Eastern Province

Modi will win a second term in 2019

The UPA left the economy in a looted shambles in 2014, and the NDA has nursed it back to health...

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Don’t petrol bomb the public with lazy taxation

The impact of sustained and high global crude prices will weigh heavily on the Indian economy.   The price of...

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In concrete terms, what has Modi accomplished in four years?

PM Narendra Modi has been pushing infrastructure development relentlessly over the last four years.   You and I come by...

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Trump’s art of the deal: Shake up the status quo and see what breaks loose

What Donald Trump is looking for is renegotiation of trade agreements on terms more favourable to the US.   US...

Venal politico-business nexus is behind plunder of PSU banking system

The State Bank of India, today’s public sector banking mother-ship, was the former Imperial Bank of India. It was the...

A battering ram of an inclusive budget

With its sizeable allocations for farming, healthcare—including medical insurance, education, medium/small manufacturers/ businesses, and infrastructure—this final whole year Budget, is...

Melt-up 2018 in Indian bourses, but why?

Three weeks into the new-year 2018, the Indian stock market is still scaling new peaks. Meanwhile, Jeremy Grantham, an American...

Elevation of the Dynasts

What does the long awaited elevation of Rahul Gandhi portend? Does it suggest an alluring “youth” blast from the Opposition...

Has something changed for mutual funds in India?

For two decades, the Indian stock market has had an upward momentum. That some of this was through NDA I,...

Government must change service rules, sack non-performers

How does the Prime Minister get a bloated, self-indulgent government to deliver? Remember, in its political train, there is a...

BJP changing: Ideology, loyalty moving to meritorious governance

The wheel of fortune turned full-circle for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014. This, when Narendra Modi swept to...

Infosys, McDonalds: What ails India’s foreign tie-ups?

India may be grappling with some chronic problems in its ease-of-doing business profile. This is a combination of a trust...

Power shifts to NDA in Rajya Sabha, will enable reform

The possibilities of a parliamentary majority at 40 months in both Houses, tending towards 80%, through 2019 and beyond are...

India gains from standing up to China

The real and diplomatic gains are pouring in for India for taking on the mantle of checking China, at least...

G20 Hamburg: India rerated, but China still indispensable

The will-they-won’t-they-meet face-to-face did take place between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping of China, quite naturally...

PM Modi goes to Europe to initiate a new season of bilaterals

The thing with the European Union (EU) is its mini-bus load of 27members. This after not counting the one that...

Three years of Modi’s systemic reforms presage the next seven

There is not a thought that is being thought in the West or the East that is not active in...

Will NDA double buying power of the rupee?

A country’s economy gets -reflected through its currency.  -Nirmala Sitharaman Yes, that’s right, gradual revaluation is on the cards now,...

Jadhav verdict proves once again army controls Pak

It took the outrageous pronouncement of a killer verdict from a Pakistani military court against an Indian businessman to effect...

Reliable partners India and Israel draw closer

In the West Asian theatre, and indeed in South Asia, matters of security concern include the axis of support for...

BJP consolidates its hold on Maharashtra

The first civic elections after 25 years to be fought independently by the BJP and the Shiv Sena, has seen...

Budget 2017 is the NDA government’s best till date

The first set of budget proposals after the world’s biggest demonetisation drive are also the best tabled by Finance Minister...