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Author - Prosenjit Datta

Allowing Foxes in the Hen House

The suggestion of the RBI Internal Working Group that corporations should be allowed to own banks is a bad idea It is a bit difficult to understand why the Internal Working Group (IWG) of the Reserve Bank of India bats...

1980s: The Overlooked Decade

While the 1990s is taken as the decade when economic reforms were initiated, the role of the policies of the 1980s need to be re examined In our post-Independence history, the 1980s is generally remembered for all the...

Going beyond Zoom for Education

Technology tools exist to improve the quality of school education. But most of the discussion on the subject has been quite superficial. For a very long time, politicians, bureaucrats, educationists and technology...

The Holy Grail of Quantum Computing

AI will achieve its potential only when quantum computing becomes practical. Despite the buzz about the progress and applications of artificial intelligence (AI), most serious technology researchers will tell you that...

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...