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Tag - Nirmala Sitharaman

Hobson’s Choice

The state of the government’s finances leaves no real option but to go for second generation reforms The daily rise in fuel prices makes the government seem both clueless and callous when crude oil is at a record low...

Bad Data and Policy Making

Policies are only as good as the statistics used for arriving at the decisions – and the Indian government has been found wanting in that respect. For a government that is extremely fond of repeating that Data is the...

Wasting a Lockdown

The first 21 days have been frittered away by the Union government. The remaining period should be utilised properly. Whether India should have imposed a national lockdown when relatively few cases of Coronavirus had...

The poor and the homeless

Lockdown Diaries1: Flotsam and Jetsam

The lockdown was announced without the slightest plan about what to do about the poor and the homeless and the migrant labour 26 March 2020: Two days into the lockdown – five days really given that most states had...