Why Mudra Bank is a major landmark in our growth process March 24, 2015 14:49 IST For the first time in our economic history a government has thought about more than 50 per cent of our economic activity instead of the five per cent represented by the Sensex companies, observes IIM-B professor R Vaidyanathan. The announcement of creating the Mudra Bank has been welcomed by […]

‘Mudra Bank will change the way India is functioning’

  In this more than an hour-long chat with Shobha Warrier/ at IIM-B, Vaidyanathan talks about black money, Mudra Bank and Jaitley’s Budget.     Are you happy with Budget 2015? As a finance professor, I never give too much importance to budgets. Do you feel there is too much hype on budget presentation in […]

Mr Jaitley, why is the income tax department hiding data?

November 13, 2014 17:07 IST Our income tax department should bring out monthly bulletins as well as annual reports providing insights into the nature of our direct tax segments Palaniappan Chidambaram, finance minister in the United Progressive Alliance government, in his Budget speech in 2013 mentioned that 42,800 people are assessed to tax for […]

Delhi think tank gives Modi his NSA and principal secretary

 Reblogged from –   Members of the Vivekananda International Foundation are thrilled that the national security advisor and principal secretary to the prime minister are from its ranks, reports Vicky Nanjappa/ Ajit Doval as National Security Advisor and Nripendra Misha as principal secretary to the prime minister were two important appointments Narendra Modi made after […]

For God’s sake, stop digging up temple treasures

In conversation with‘s Vicky Nanjappa Around Rs 90,000 crore worth treasure has been found in the secret cellars of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum. The treasure from the cellars of the famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu has triggered a debate — should the wealth be used for public purpose or should it be […]

12 steps to shock-and-awe Pakistan’s economy

I did not anticipate the huge response my inbox received for the article slamming Pakistan. Many of those who wrote in have sought concrete steps to tackle the Terror Central. The terror attack on world citizens at Mumbai has created revulsion and outrage all over the world. It is imperative that India seize the opportunity […]

8 things India Inc, govt must do against Pakistan

The three-day-long terror strike on the country’s financial capital was devastating in terms of its reach and impact. It has left Corporate India [ Images ] badly shaken and the elites numb. It is no more about bombs being thrown at bus stations or trains getting blasted. It is no longer about only Nagpada or […]

Are IIMs accountable? If so to whom?

These are interesting times and interesting times are challenging times. There is a furore among some sections of the elite about the ministry of human resources development’s recent directive to reduce the fee charged from IIM students. Normally one expects lots of enthusiasm for such a step. But in these globalising and reformist times more […]