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Modi government is unlikely to earn the money it had hoped to this year due to Covid. The last thing it needs is slowing down on Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment plan.
In his book, Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India, the ex RBI deputy governor lists the ongoing challenges to RBI’s independence and how markets can ensure it.
Francis Fukuyama, political scientist, author, and Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff. Fukuyama talked about how China is using the pandemic as an opportunity to push boundaries in its neighbourhood. He mentioned how the social policies adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were taking India down the wrong path, and social harmony is necessary for any country that wants a strong foreign policy. He also talked about what US’s foreign policy could look like under former Vice President Joe Biden as opposed to President Donald Trump.
In The Gated Republic, Shankkar Aiyar writes about why Indians don’t want to depend on the government and 'babudom' for the most basic of necessities.
The objective of the NPR can be fulfilled by Aadhaar. The duplication is a waste of resources.
Former civil servants Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah write that we in India revere success and wealth. We assume good HR practices in TCS will work in govt.
In 2019, people think lakhs of voters will ignore their community, leaders, party and freebies, to vote against a govt under which onions became expensive.
Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
What the disproportionate focus on macroeconomics misses is fact that to increase economic growth, you need to change behaviour of individuals and firms.
Amit Shah will not become a threat to the popularity of Modi. But as PM, Modi has limits, the Home Minister does not.