Red Light Banking

Haima Deshpande

A financial institution that helps sex workers save money is in danger of shutting down

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Current CAG Vinod Rai estimates the 2G spectrum allocation under A Raja has caused a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore

At a Complete Loss

Thirty-three years of uninterrupted Left rule in Bengal has left the state’s finances in a mess

The Secret Ring of Private Equity

It’s money that is noiselessly and forcefully reshaping Indian business. Some $10 billion is set to come in this year, making India one of its hottest destinations.

Mr Santa Claus Mukherjee

Kinder income tax slabs, lower corporate surcharge and the promise of new banking licences, Pranab Mukherjee has goodies for all. Ah well, not quite.

Withdrawal Anxiety

On 26 February, Pranab Mukherjee is expected to start rolling back the fiscal stimulus. How exactly he does it will be under close watch.

How Bad Is the Economy?

The fiscal year 2008-09 is at its end, and everyone is cheering its demise. Although we won’t know yet, the news (conveniently after the election results are out!) will not be good.


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