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Author - Prosenjit Datta

Fix the GST

The tax requires a complete overhaul – and both the Centre and the states need to work together and make some concessions. The Central Government’s decision to borrow Rs 1.1 lakh crore and then pass it on to states to...

Reach out to the states

The Union Government can hope to revive the economy and implement its reforms if it mends its relationship with the states The extent of the economic mess India finds itself in is hardly a secret. The most stringent...

No Succour For The Small Farmer

The asymmetrical equation between the powerful buyer and the much weaker seller does not change with the farm bills. Two of the three Farm Bills cleared Rajya Sabha on Sunday, September 20, 2020, under rather unpleasant...

The Long Road to Economic Recovery

The government needs to tackle a demand- as well as supply-shock now. And then it will have to deal with a financial sector on the verge of collapse. The government is slated to release the GDP figures for the first...

The GST collections brouhaha

The spat between the union government and the states is obscuring the real questions – what are the implications of the shortfall on the stimulus measures and how will Corona affect projections for the future. Disputes...

The dilemma of central banks

Central banks around the world are being pressured by their governments to ignore inflation and focus on growth and jobs. But can monetary policy help in the latter goals? Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor...

AI Bias

Of Technology Biases and Ethics

How Bias can creep into Algorithms. And why ethics is important in Artificial Intelligence. Technology per se may not have feelings but it can suffer from two human failings – biases and improper ethics. As the Indian...

English vs Mother Tongue

The proposal to teach only in mother tongue or regional language till Class 5 ignores the problems on the ground The Union Cabinet has cleared the New Education Policy (NEP) and while it talks of a number of reforms...

The future of global manufacturing

Flexibility and de-risking are going to be more important than scale and cheap labour in the post Covid world The Coronavirus pandemic and China’s rising tensions with several countries are changing supply chains...