The RBI cannot confuse de facto operational independence with de jure policy independence, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
The Aadhaar judgment is a reminder that the individual is the sovereign, the principal; and the government, is but, the agent.
The history of India’s political economy is replete with instances of paracetamol politics and policy, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
Whoever coined the ‘zindagi ke saath bhi, zindagi ke baad bhi’ tagline was prescient.
The Modi government had the opportunity to induct long-term transformation but has been rather tentative.
The tyranny of political expediency has ruptured the scheme of governance provided for in the Constitution.
The question is whether the RBI must do all that it is doing, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
For ‘Bharat’ to be ‘Ayushman’, policy must focus on causes, not just consequences, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
There’s scarcely any sale of investment as Keynes defined but extraction of resources to pay for Keynesian spending.
Aadhaar data leakage must fall under real-time disclosure and a speedy redressal mechanism, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
Clean of the ricocheting claims and rhetoric, what do the results from Gujarat tell India?
Why India lags in exports is in many ways explained by what it imports and why, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
In banking and the economy, is government player, umpire, spectator, or cheerleader?
Has any economy grown without investing in elementary education or primary health, asks Shankkar Aiyar.
Is the quest for growth just about a number or ratio; or is it about outcomes, asks Shankkar Aiyar.
Must the government own what it owns, manage what it owns, and manage everything it owns?
There is a need to review the approach to the issue of backwardness, writes Shankkar Aiyar.
Why would there be a discussion on a new big bank when credit offtake is at a historic low?
Shankkar Aiyar reminds Narendra Modi’s government of what must come next to fulfill this mandate.
Can India progress with a sixth of its people stranded between slogans in Uttar Pradesh?
Will Budget 2017 leverage resources to fix the parade of daily deaths?