Off track on rail safety

The Debroy panel should put this high on its agenda »

A fine balance

The differences over the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee should be ironed out by providing the Centre with a voice and the RBI governor with a veto »

The dream sours

Whether an implosion or a mere “crisis of adolescence”, the upheavals in the AAP have dented its image as a force for change »

In need of a fix

As the curtain comes down on the century-old London gold fix, the spotlight is now on the opaque... »

The big sale

The spectrum auction was a financial success, but the Centre needs to do much more if it is serious about bridging the digital divide »

Reinventing Muni bonds

SEBI’s new regulations open up a new and reasonably safe avenue for investing in city corporations »

Cross Section

The Supreme Court’s done well to strike Section 66A of the IT Act. But the spirit of the judgment needs broader application »

Patient tantrums

India stands to benefit if the Fed rate hike comes later rather than sooner »


The answer to crop damage is better insurance, not handouts »

If small is to be beautiful

The Mudra Bank is a great idea but it should not be allowed to go the way of other refinance institutions »

Time for smooth sailing

Energy-efficient water transport is neglected and sorely needs a boost »

Trouble spot

The forward markets for commodities cannot succeed in the absence of a well-regulated spot market »

Letting go

A day after the Reserve Bank of India cut its key policy rate by 25 basis points, the Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said he expected public sector banks to cut their lending rates by a... »

A meaty problem

A blanket ban on cattle slaughter threatens the viability of India’s livestock sector »

Privatisation is back

But it is time we saw disinvestment not just as a source of revenue generation but a means to restructure the public sector »

Freedom to invest

Fixing PPPs

The end of bad times

Dual responsibility

Speed limits

A potholed road

The digital divide

Needed, real inclusion

Reaching out

International financial centres will expand options for domestic investors and businesses »

Pearl of the Orient

Lee Kuan Yew’s crafting of the Singapore miracle was driven by his core philosophy of ‘Asian values’ »  

Air pockets

Our politicians may believe that they are firmly in charge of making policy, but it is the bureaucracy which does the real work of framing laws, drafting rules and regulations and actually administ... »

Grounded by politics

A workable land law is essential for growth. Political parties need to work on solutions, not be part of the problem »

Hitting a wall

The lack of the progress in the Sahara case is a result of the failure to acknowledge what it is really about »

Growth concerns remain

Are we going overboard about economic recovery and the end of inflation? The latest consumer inflation and industrial output numbers suggest that the economy is not wholly free of the ghosts of the... »

The summons

The coal scam developments affirm the strength of our judiciary. But we need an equally robust policy on natural resources »

Adding allure

This is a good time for gold monetisation. But the success of any such scheme requires it to be small and investor friendly »

Problem of plenty

The arrest of brokerage officials in the NSEL scam turns the spotlight on the deteriorating standards of market intermediaries »

Cutting edge

Fiscal and monetary policy need to work in tandem »

A paradigm shift

Eyes on the horizon

Platform for the future

Corporate espionage

Bright spot

Defence offensive

The swine flu scare

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