PM-Kisan: Wrongly Targeted, Wrongly Executed, No Benefits to Farmers

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) was supposed to be a game-changer for the farmers in India. However, there is not going to be any perceptible change for the intended beneficiaries – the farmers. Why? Read on. Who are to benefit – Farmers / Land owners? The divergence of the benefit starts from the […]

What Viral Acharya Resignation Tells About Him, RBI, Markets, GoI and Us

When Urjit Patel resigned in December 2018, it was a foregone conclusion that Viral Acharya will follow suit. The fact that he took six months to move on was a surprise. I suppose Viral Acharya’s resignation is the last of the lot in Modi 2.0. There are not going to be any more Raghuram Rajan, […]

How Rahul Gandhi Can Still Become Prime Minister

It is fairly evident that Rahul Gandhi wants to become Prime Minister of India. Though for all practical purposes, he is not going to become one in his lifetime. This is also fairly evident. Against all odds, is there actually a way in which the unthinkable can happen? Yes, it is possible. Rahul Gandhi to […]

5 Characteristics of Indian Liberals

I attended a couple of sessions in a forum for public discourse. I was intrigued by the tagline of the organization that organized them. “The place for INTELLIGENT CONVERSATIONS”. Does it mean that what the other people discuss/speak is not intelligent? Who certified that whatever gets spoken at their place is intelligent? Does it imply […]

Why the Indian Media Sucks: Godrej Nature’s Basket

This post is about the ineptitude of Indian Media, and not about Godrej Nature’s Basket. I have used Godrej Nature’s Basket as an example basis the information available in the public domain and there is no intention whatsoever to present the company in a bad light. Time and again, whenever I read the Indian Media […]

Anand Teltumbde: A Liberal Rebel Without A Cause

I got an opportunity to listen to Anand Teltumbde in a talk ‘Caste in Stone?’ at Manthan, Hyderabad on 3rd May 2019. I had never read any of his articles/books and heard him before. Though, I had read quite a lot about him that he is a liberal thinker, a public intellectual and so on. […]

Why Narendra Modi Keeps Winning Elections in India

Narendra Modi is undefeated in electoral politics in India. In Gujarat, it was never the question of whether he will win. The question was how many seats Congress will be reduced to? In the national elections, the situation is not so dire for the opposition parties. However, the overall result remains the same – Narendra […]

India Loksabha Elections 2019 and 2014: 5 Differences

It is time for India Loksabha Elections 2019. What are the differences between India Loksabha elections 2019 and 2014, the last time this so-called democratic exercise was carried out? The current election in 2019, similar to earlier ones, is not going to impact the lives of the Indian electorate in any meaningful manner. However, there […]

Election Campaign Rally in India: 5 Observations

I attended a Narendra Modi election campaign rally in Hyderabad on 1st April 2019. I came out of the rally enlightened not so much about the governance but about what drives our country and what does not. Here are the 5 observations from the rally. Please note that these are not about Narendra Modi per […]

Does RBI Rate Cut Really Help Indian Economy?

RBI has had another round of interest rate cut on 4th April 2019. What needs to be done to boost the Indian economy? What is the universally accepted answer to which RBI under Shaktikanta Das keeps obliging? Share Market at Historical Highs Sensex has crossed 39000. It is the historical peak for the Indian share […]