Covid-19 third wave

Covid-19 third wave: Govt must focus on pre-emptive measures

Dr Aruna Sharma’s inaugural address in the first episode of Delhi Dialogues emphasised the need for deliberations and wider consultations in tackling the third wave of Covid-19. Read more »
covid-19 second wave

Hard lessons: Layers of government must work in tandem to beat Covid-19

The government must channelise all its management and financial resources to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic before the third wave strikes India. Read more »
crucial 700MHz band spectrum auction

700MHz band spectrum sale: India loses opportunity to unveil affordable internet

The government’s attempt to maximise revenues from the sale of the crucial 700MHz band spectrum auction by fixing a high base price scared away the bidders. Read more »
indirect tax collections grew while gst mopup shrank

Breaking the glass ceiling: Personal account of an Indian civil servant

The toughest task for a career woman is to survive the challenges of early years, as breaking the glass ceiling would be much easier in later stages, writes Dr Aruna Sharma. Read more »
Budget 2021 first digital budget

Budget 2021: The digital thrust will trigger inclusive growth

The use of digital technology can make the ambitious Budget 2021 work to support the local economies, leading to an exponential growth in exports and employment. Read more »
Budget 2021 focus on job creation

Budget 2021: FM should focus on jobs, infrastructure

Budget 2021 should focus on reviving economic growth and industrial output while creating a large number of jobs for the country's youth. Read more »
farm bill 2020

Holistic agriculture policy key to ending agrarian distress

A solution to the agrarian crisis will come from an integrated policy that will link agriculture to various government departments working on rural development. Read more »
Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package offers nothing to informal sector workers

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Some practical steps to boost manufacturing in MSME sector

To become a manufacturing hub, India must create clusters that manufacture specialised goods and become a part of the global supply chain. Read more »
trp scam

TRP scam: News channels should move away from ad revenue based model

The business of news television is not commercially viable unless it is cross-subsidised by other channels from the group. Read more »
RBI monetary policy focus on growth, jobs

Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »