green bonds to fund clean energy

Centre, states must take green bonds route for clean energy, environment

Governments, private firms must be mindful of exchange rate risks while jumping into the green bonds bandwagon. Read more »
India's foreign exchange reserves cross $600 billion

Foreign exchange reserves surpass $600 bn; What does it mean to Indian economy

India’s foreign exchange reserves may not be built on a strong foundation as 61% of its external debt is of short-term nature and will mature in a year. Read more »
Indian economy and RBI monetary policy

Budget 2021: Fiscal conservatism in the times of sizzling Sensex

While the advanced economies have woken up to the reality that monetary easing alone would not ensure growth, Budget 2021 has made a hasty retreat from the fiscal steps taken in previous... Read more »
Kerala budget 2021 by thomas isaac

Kerala Budget 2021: A document with the Thomas Isaac touch

Kerala Budget 2021 unveiled a post-doctoral fellowship scheme that will ensure the minimum efficiency wage for skilled research workers, like MGNREGA did in for unskilled labour. Read more »
doctors, nurses migration from india

India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »
Online learning in India

Online learning is the new normal; government must ensure access to all

The government should use education cess corpus to create urban learning clusters to ensure online access to deprived classes. Read more »
Indian economy coronavirus challenge

Coronavirus crisis: Why not a salary challenge at the national level?

The Union government can raise up to Rs 40,000 crore to fight coronavirus through a 10% salary challenge. Read more »
coronavirus lockdown sparked an exodus of migrant labour from Indian cities

Government could have avoided the exodus of migrant workers from Delhi

The Centre and the state failed to reassure the workers and stop the exodus despite having a corpus in excess of Rs 2,000 crore. Read more »
Indian class room

Coronavirus pandemic exposes India’s online teaching prowess

While India is strong in traditional delivery of education, it needs to invest resources and attention on online modes, says S Krishnakumar. Read more »
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Yes Bank crisis: RBI should order forensic audit of bonds issued by all banks

The Yes Bank imbroglio has been partially resolved, but the story may have just begun, says S Krishnakumar. Read more »