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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

India’s new govt will get an economy riddled with problems

Arresting economic slowdown & nursing financial sector back to health will be the immediate priorities for whoever wins on 23 May.

Are 2019 polls proving that Modi’s political jingoism can overshadow bad news on economy?

The Indian economy under the Narendra Modi government seems to have taken a beating. Reports of consumption and exports slowing down have recently emerged.
Manmohan Singh

Modi’s 5 years have been the most traumatic, must be showed the exit door: Manmohan Singh

India headed for an economic slowdown and Modi govt has left the economy in dire straits, said former PM Manmohan Singh.
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‘Simple’ solutions like privatising India’s banking sector is no panacea: Raghuram Rajan

India needs to clean up banks by reviving projects, better manage public sector banks, de-risk banking and reduce number of govt mandates.
PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Narendra Modi govt turned to Nehruvian strategy for India’s economic growth

In her book ‘The Lost Decade 2008-2018’, Puja Mehra explains how the ‘India Growth Story’ has devolved into ‘Growth without a Story’.

Pakistani generals want to restore their golden era & that’s why Musharraf’s team is back

Musharraf’s team was competent because it secured western assistance, pledging to fight terrorists while covertly assisting them at the same time.

Australian billionaire James Packer may end family empire with Wynn’s on-off bid

James Packer's casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd. said it was discussing a $7 billion sale with Wynn Resorts, but the deal gave way hours later.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Getty Images

This election, a lot of people are rooting for a weak Modi

In 2014, India wanted a strong leader. He turned out to be a bit too strong.

India’s cash crunch is weighing on financial health of companies

For the first time in 6 years, more companies were downgraded in 2018-19 than those upgraded, largely due to the liquidity crunch.

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PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.