With foreign travel and studying abroad accounting for the bulk of the remittances by Indians, using a sledgehammer may not work
Govt needs to deliberate on how to rebuild a pool of economists who could contribute to the bench strength of talent to help steer economic policy management in a far more complex & risk-prone economy
Several items, which now attract higher levies, have seen a decline or slowdown in imports
Retail prices of petrol and diesel would have been 2-3 per cent less than what they are today, if states had converted their VAT into a specific rate at the same level that prevailed in April
This may be the time for a fresh look at the reform narrative
There is no doubt that meeting a widening current account deficit will be a challenge for the government, particularly in the run-up to the general elections
Oil, rupee and non-tax revenues should worry Jaitley, but the surplus in GST cess will bring him relief
Have the teachers too become victims of a flawed notion of nationalism?
Should the Congress leadership have buried its differences with Rao and claimed his legacy just like Modi has done with Vajpayee?
Apart from whatever challenges the opposition parties can put up from outside, a challenge that can come from within should not be ignored
The government has to rethink the legislative framework for settling disputes with foreign investors so that the process becomes transparent and quick
Till such time that the ownership of the Aadhaar system is transferred to an independent body, concerns over Aadhaar's digital vulnerability will persist
A sharp jump in the number of individual PAN holders reveals India's demography and underlines new challenges
Just seven years ago, in 2011-12, the Union Budget size was bigger than the state Budgets
Not the city state's single-rate GST structure, but its system of advance announcement of rates deserves emulation