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  • A Seshan: A welfare-oriented Budget

    01-03-2015 22:48:00

    The various social security schemes, especially for the unorganised sector, and the enhancement of the limits for tax concessions will benefit the common man

  • A Seshan: 'Insiders' vs 'outsiders' at RBI

    02-09-2014 21:38:00

    The real issue is reconciling the problem of staff denied promotion with the management's desire to promote excellence. But history shows that the solutions lie within the central bank

  • Can Federer do it at the US Open?

    23-08-2014 00:15:00

    Federer's advantage is his versatility. He can produce an ace when in trouble. But he has to watch out for unforced errors, which often are the cause of his undoing

  • A Seshan: Four suggestions for the Budget

    05-07-2014 21:40:00

    Introduce a flat tax, tax dividends and capital gains, expand wealth tax and link fiscal deficit to revenue receipts

  • Booms, busts and human nature

    25-06-2014 21:25:00

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."- George SantayanaThe recent international financial meltdown following the failure of two hedge funds owned by the US investment bank Bear Stearns and the subprime crisis has spawned ...

  • French Open: Will Nadal wear the crown again?

    23-05-2014 21:46:00

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal look likely to contest the title at Roland Garros

  • Gangubai's search for perfection

    14-02-2014 21:48:00

    Throat surgery left her with a masculine voice, but the doyenne of the Kirana gharana turned it into an advantage through years of hard work, says author in a review of a biography of the musician

  • It's time for the Grand Slam!

    03-01-2014 21:35:00

    Will it be the same old stalwarts or will a new star emerge at the Australian Open, starting on January 13?

  • A Seshan: The dangers of 'tolerable' inflation

    26-12-2013 21:46:00

    The committee set up under Urjit Patel to revise the policy framework needs to re-examine the Reserve Bank's approach to monetary stability

  • Interpreter of numbers

    20-12-2013 21:49:00

    A global doyen and theorist in the world of statistics, CR Rao's work has influenced fields as varied as economics, medicine and anthropology

  • The origin of runaway inflation

    13-12-2013 21:48:00

    A faulty approach to money supply in the mid-eighties transformed the paradigm for monetary policy, says A Seshan in this review of the fourth volume of RBI's history series

  • A Seshan: Would foreign banks prefer subsidiaries to branches?

    25-11-2013 21:46:00

    The answer could partly lie in the issue of reciprocity but this route may not help the monetary authority

  • Can the Czechs do it again?

    15-11-2013 21:35:00

    In the world of tennis the doubles matches attract crowd only in Davis Cup. It has lost much of its sheen in Grand Slam events because leading players no longer participate

  • The bet's on Vettel!

    18-10-2013 21:33:00

    "I don't think the title fight is still on. Even if Sebastian retired from all four (remaining) races, I would have to win all of them."- Fernando Alonso The third Indian edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix race at the Buddh International Circuit ...

  • The financial tsunami of 2008

    14-09-2013 21:44:00

    On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers' collapse, a look at the financial failures it caused, as well as the lingering effects