Union Budget

Sweet Surrender

Jayanta Ghosal

A ‘halwa’ ceremony, a practice that has its roots in British times

Tinkered, Not Tailored

Start-ups are enthused by Budget recommendations, but want more concrete steps to help them grow at a faster clip

A Cultural Survey of the Economy

Are we finally going beyond Kautilya in our economic thinking?

The Power of the Familiar

The central message of the Budget is unspectacular but very important.

Populist? No

Don’t underestimate an understatement

The Rural Fetish

Throwing money at rural India without redistributing its excess population is worthless populism

The $5 Trillion Task

Well within the grasp of Modi 2.0

Remember Her

Incentives for women self-help groups deliver a big political message

Growth Is Inevitable

The future according to a professional pessimist


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