Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicBibek Debroy

Topic: Bibek Debroy

Stations, gymkhanas, bungalows—New book takes Indian Railways past beyond KBC, UPSC questions

Vinoo N. Mathur’s book, which took 10 years in the making is a tour de force of the history and the architectural styles of railway buildings.

Constitution must reflect ‘altered realities’ of 2047 India, says Bibek Debroy, calls for review

In an article published in 'The New Indian Express' Saturday, chairman of PM Economic Advisory Council proposed 'subjective list' of 9 'substantial changes' to Constitution.

‘Too much government, too little governance’ — new book decodes India’s private republics

Shankkar Aiyar's The Gated Republic, by Harper Collins, will be released on 20 June on SoftCover, ThePrint’s new e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Constitution needs a re-look, says PM’s Economic Advisory Council chief Bibek Debroy

Speaking at the Palkhivala Memorial Lecture, economist Debroy also asked the judiciary to set performance and accountability indicators for itself.

Experts differ on Budget: Debroy upbeat, Rangarajan skeptical, Chakraborty critical, Rathin Roy worried

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Has Modi govt curbed corruption? Difficult to say

Speed of judicial processes, executive's limited degrees of freedom over it and time-lag in data access are some reasons why.

A delightful limerick war unfolded on Twitter over Indian jobs and H-1B

Economist Bibek Debroy and columnist Sadanand Dhume's Twitter exchange through limericks on India's jobs crisis and the H-1B visa tweak created a buzz.

Railways set to embrace technology & automation, reduce hiring

Decision comes in the wake of series of recent accidents; Bibek Debroy committee had suggested staff rationalisation for long-term viability of railways.

PM forms economic advisory council day after FT faults him for disbanding it

Financial Times editorial blamed demonetisation and the botched-up rolling out of GST for slow-down of Indian economy.

RBI data isn’t enough to argue if demonetisation was a success or failure

It's premature to decide whether demonetisation is a success or failure, write economists Jagdish Bhagwati, Vivek Dehejia and Pravin Krishna.

On Camera

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.