Alam Srinivas

The Economics of Bailouts

Given how precarious banks’ own finances are, perhaps it’s time to think seriously about bailout options for companies.

05 December 2011
The Reign of Ratan Tata

The chairman had his hits and misses. History, however, will judge him by his dynamism as a business leader as much as his record on core Tata values

01 December 2011
Decoding the Tata Succession

Yes, Cyrus Mistry is a surprise choice as the Tata Group’s next chairman. But a closer look suggests that it is an obvious one

01 December 2011
The Rupee Turmoil

The rupee is Asia’s worst performer this year, having tumbled by 15 per cent. There are domestic reasons for it too

25 November 2011
The Death of Manmohanomics

Not so long ago, India’s emergence as a tiger economy was seen as a done deal. Today, double-digit growth looks a forlorn dream. What went wrong?

17 November 2011
India’s Oil Sector Conundrum

If the Centre reduces taxes on petrol, it will have to raise them elsewhere, which will again fuel inflation

14 November 2011
Calling All Savers: Please Come Back

In 2010-11, household savings dipped alarmingly as a percentage of GDP. Higher rates on bank deposits could spur a reversal

03 November 2011
The Fall of the Middlewoman

Niira Radia and the story of an experiment in corporate lobbying that failed

02 November 2011
End of the Double-digit Dream

India’s GDP growth target for the 12th Plan period is just 9 per cent annually, a tad lower than the double-digit bluster earlier

31 October 2011
With the RBI Looking Away

Even a 1 per cent mismatch in receipts implies that there are opportunities to generate $2.5 billion a year in black money

15 October 2011


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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