Monday, June 5, 2023

Peter R. Orszag


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A train moves past a damaged coach, after the tracks were restored, at the site of a train collision following the accident in Balasore, on 5 June 2023 | Reuters

Rail privatisation shouldn’t be an afterthought post-Odisha collision. See Japan, UK

The government will need to absorb a large part of Indian Railways’ Rs 7 lakh crore debt burden to make the system more lucrative for a private buyer.
balasore, odisha train accident, privatisation
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has...

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.


Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence...

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.