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Framework for Fixing Debt & Deficit

It is an enormous challenge to design a scheme for fiscal transfers for a country as heterogeneous as India. But when C Rangarajan, the Chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and doyen of Indian economy and D K Srivastava, the director of Madras school...


Level-playing Field for Farmers

A part of the series on ‘Land Reforms in India’, Agrarian Crisis and Farmer Suicides is a collection of essays that builds a clear linkage between an agrarian crisis and its impact on farmers and its dovetailing effect on public policy. Looking at the...


Letter from the Editor

Corruption is omnipresent in our society. Shocked reactions to recent developments cutting across party lines do not achieve anything. How long will we ignore the elephant in the room? A day after setting up a two-member commission to probe the multi-million Adarsh...


10 Ideas that Manmohan Singh could use to Change India

There is enough evidence to show that government’s capacity to deliver has declined over the years...


Urbanisation is Here, Development is What is Needed Now

The driving force of Indian economic growth for the last 15 years or so has been the industry and the services sectors, sectors which are directly related to urbanisation. And as we move further towards a sustained growth...


Equality & Equity : Need for a Paradigm Shift

Equality is something that we all swear by, equality is something that we all believe is kind of a moral, enlightened approach to good life, equality is enshrined in our Constitution and certainly is something that intuitively we reach out to in an effort to correct the rights...


Financial Inclusion is a Compulsion

In every economy, the financial sector performs its basic function of intermediation - acting as a conduit for the transfer of financial resources from net savers to the net borrowers - essentially through four transformations...


Need to Shift Focus from Sickness Care to Health Care

Talking about Right to Life would be silly unless one has right to health or basic amenities like water, nutrition, hygiene, environment, road and electricity...

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