Category Black money & Scams/Tax havens

Direct Taxes– Agriculture Income: A Black hole

By Prof R. Vaidyanathan on 03rd May 2016 The government has at last released some tax numbers but not fully as it used to publish under All India income Tax statistics till 2000. A total of 2.87 crore individuals filed income tax returns in 2012-13, but 1.62 crore of them did not pay any tax […]

Sunanda Murder: Probe Getting Murkier – Part 2

By Prof. R Vaidyanathan on 12th November 2015 Link: In an earlier article in this site we had raised apprehension about attempts to hush up the murder case of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Ex-cabinet minister Shashi Tharoor in the earlier UPA government. Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Wednesday [11th November] said that the U.S.’s […]

Re-Visiting Ram Janam Bhoomi- Disgraced “Eminent Historians” should be made Accountable.

By Prof. R Vaidyanathan. It runs to more than 8000 pages and it is a marvelous set of documents. The judgment in the Ram Janma Bhoomi [RJB] case—delivered by the full bench Allahabad HC in october2010- is extraordinary. If one goes through it one gets insight in to our culture, history, and civilisational ethos. It […]

L’Affaire SpiceJet, The Curious Case of SpiceJet Sale – Smell a Scam! Brief Background Modi-Luft, which was launched as a collaboration between Indian Industrialist S K Modi and Lufthansa the German carrier in 1993, ceased operations in 1996. In 2004, Ajay Singh raised funds & restarted operations as SpiceJet following the low-cost model. Spice Jet leased 3 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and started operations. In 2005, the […]

The Mumbai connection The Mumbai connection Mumbai Mirror | Feb 10, 2015, 02.00 AM IST The Mumbai connection Mumbai Mirror Bureau Of the 1,195 HSBC accounts unearthed by a global journalists’ collective, 20 belong to those with tied to Mumbai. On Monday, a team of journalists from 45 countries dredged up details of accounts maintained by a […]

‘Time to recover black money running out’ ‘Time to recover black money running out’ By Lakshmi Iyer, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 10, 2015, 12.00 AM IST It comes as no surprise to Professor R Vaidyanathan that some 200 of the 1,195 HSBC Swiss bank accounts from 2006-07 with Indian names, revealed recently, had zero balance. In 2008, the IIM-Bangalore professor […]

Interview on black money- How to bring back the 500 billion dollars Written by: Vicky Nanjappa Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 11:24 [IST] New Delhi, Feb 10:  Every Indian would hope that the black money stashed away abroad by the high and mighty is brought. A lower estimate would show that there is 500 billion dollars stashed away abroad. What does the Indian government need to […]

Big 4 Audit Firms Play Big Role in Offshore Murk

Reblogged from –  By Michael Hudson, Sasha Chavkin and Bart Mos November 5, 2014, 4:00 pm   PricewaterhouseCoopers new Luxembourg office. Photo: Ola Christoffersson / SVT Global accounting giants are prime architects of the offshore money maze – and supporting characters in an array of offshore scandals For more than a decade, tax gurus […]

Luxembourg Leaks: Global Companies’ Secrets Exposed

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From womb to tomb, you have to pay bribes

From womb to tomb, you have to pay bribes: By R Vaidyanathan Interview with Mr. Praveen Bose,  November 01, 2014 Last Updated at 21:42 IST Link — R Vaidyanathan, professor, Capital Market Studies, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore and the author of several studies on black money talks to Praveen Bose about the problem. Vaidyanathan […]