India bank ATM

Easy money: Policy rates need further cuts to encourage banks to lend more

The repo rate and the reverse repo rate can be cut further following the global trends as inflation is no longer a threat to the economy and businesses. Read more »
globalisation in coronavirus days

Strong state, attacks on freedom, protectionism will mark post-Covid world

The governments and leaders will attain commanding heights during Covid response, but the economic crisis and job losses will take the sheen off the leaders. Read more »
Agricultural reforms in India.

Dilution of Essential Commodities Act may result in lawlessness

The Union government seems to have abdicated its responsibilities and is encroaching on the state governments’ turf. Read more »
Modi government's agriculture reforms

Indian agriculture needs a comprehensive strategy

Attempts to remove bottlenecks faced by the farming community are welcome, but the policy makers should note get distracted from the need of a long-term strategy for agriculture. 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 »
India-FDI-BSE-NSE

Screening FDI: Need of the hour in the time of non-transparent capital flows

There is an urgent need to issue criteria for identification of strategic sectors and to expand the screening to all countries. Read more »
Covid vs climate change

Fall in CO2 emissions not enough to stop climate change

The fall in air and water pollution due to the lockdown is a temporary phenomenon and should not prompt the world to lower the guard in the fight against climate change. Read more »
IMF world economic outlook

Make PDS more inclusive, give ration cards pan-India validity

Ensuring food security must be the top-most priority of the government during pandemics and other disasters. Read more »
coronavirus economic crisis for Indian banks

Covid-19: An opportunity for battered banks to reinvent themselves

Banks will see their businesses and profits shrink, but quick recovery possible with some help from RBI, government. Read more »
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Covid-19: Kerala Model is the success of decentralised democracy

The Kerala government managed to create a popular movement with the help of healthcare workers, elected representatives and law enforcement agencies. Read more »