NK Premachandram

Narendra Modi government should withdraw suspension of MPLADS

The Narendra Modi government has a tendency to go against the basic principles of decentralisation and democracy. Read more »
Indian farmers hot by coronavirus outbreak

Impoverished farmer and high product retail prices the new normal

Without a steady flow of funds and farm labour, agriculture sector could post negative growth this financial year. Read more »
Coronavirus impact on human life.

In depth: Seven ways coronavirus outbreak will change human life

John Samuel lists political, economic and social consequence of the covid-19 pandemic. Read more »
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Economy and governance in the time of coronavirus

One of the reasons for the fast spread of the virus in Europe and America is the relatively weak public healthcare system. Read more »
Indian farmers hit by coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus outbreak: India’s agriculture sector will be the hardest hit

Modi government must step in to support farmers and farm workers hit by Covid-19. Read more »
Yes Bank crisis may be the tip of an iceberg.

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 »
China's coronavirus outbreak may be contained by April.

Indian economy: The spectre of coronavirus looming large

The real economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak will only be seen in the coming months, but India must be ready for any eventuality. Read more »
Mining in India

Towards an Indian century: Policy imperatives for mining

Mining industry’s contribution to the GDP is in the range of 2.2-2.5% and any decision-making paralysis in this sector will have a bearing on a large number of user industries. Read more »
Vodafone Idea is in big trouble

Pound of flesh: Telecom crisis shows India in poor light

As it looks to emerge as a global economic powerhouse, India cannot afford the image of a rent-seeking state. Read more »
RBI has maintained a pro-growth stance.

Will banks, investors read the signals from RBI right

The RBI decisions indicate that there is scope for further rate cuts in 2020, though they may not be on the same level as those effected in 2019. Read more »