Migrant Workers: The Prime Example Of Incompetent Government Departments

The coronavirus crisis had laid threadbare the dark underbelly of India – The Migrant Workers. The Government of India has no clue about them, their numbers, their origin, their occupation, their plight, nothing at all. The Government is expected to take care of the well-being of all the citizens. Here, there is a significant chunk […]

India’s Coronavirus Strategy: As Cases Rise, So Do Lockdown Relaxations

India’s coronavirus strategy is at odds with reality. It is going from the sublime to the ridiculous. When the cases were 500+, India clamped the first lockdown. As the number of cases increases, India continues with the lockdown strategy. Just that the number of relaxations also increases to keep pace with the infections. China lifted […]

Subhash Chandra Garg VRS: What Could Be Reasons And Implications

Subhash Chandra Garg, the blue-eyed boy of Narendra Modi Government was unceremoniously shunted out as Finance Secretary. He was the person responsible for Urjit Patel’s ouster. Viral Acharya left because of him. He was promoted as Finance Secretary as recently as March 2019, just 4 months earlier. What could be the reasons for the sudden […]

Decision Makers in Narendra Modi Government 2.0

Who would you think would be the decision makers in the Narendra Modi Government? The usual answer would be the powerful ministers in charge of the key ministries. Let us see ministry by ministry and check who could be the real decision makers. Home Ministry Amit Shah is the Union Home Minister. He has handled […]

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, […]

Jet Airways Rescue by Government of India: Socialism At Best

If there was ever a doubt whether Government of India is capitalist or socialist, the Jet Airways saga puts all the suspicions to rest. We have a rational private investor – Etihad who wants to take the first flight out of the company. At the same time, there is a Government of India who wants […]