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How other Indian airlines are playing the Jet Airways crisis

How other Indian airlines are playing the Jet Airways crisis

Budget players IndiGo and SpiceJet have aggressive expansion plans.
Only magic can help the Modi government contain India’s fiscal deficit

Only magic can help the Modi government contain India’s fiscal deficit

High fiscal deficit is a poisoned legacy for the next government.
Why GST hasn’t helped fulfil Modi’s promise on black money

Why GST hasn’t helped fulfil Modi’s promise on black money

The underlying cause of the black economy is political.
Who’s afraid of the “welfare agenda”?

Who’s afraid of the “welfare agenda”?

Let's disabuse ourselves of the notion that welfare policies are essentially wasteful.
Eight of 10 government firms listed since 2017 have sunk investors

Eight of 10 government firms listed since 2017 have sunk investors

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited's IPO starts today.
As Priyanka Gandhi debuts, a look at how other Indian politicians started off on Twitter
Walmart is looking at taking PhonePe’s model to other nations

Walmart is looking at taking PhonePe’s model to other nations

This is despite the fact that the world's largest retailer operates its own payments arm.
The Modi government has one month to clear its stand on cryptocurrencies

The Modi government has one month to clear its stand on cryptocurrencies

This does not mean regulations must come in a month.
India’s central bank finally toes the line, pays $4 billion advance to government

India’s central bank finally toes the line, pays $4 billion advance to government

The money will help the government fund its pre-poll sops.
How the Narendra Modi government let Kashmir slide into chaos again

How the Narendra Modi government let Kashmir slide into chaos again

Militancy and mass protests have seen a huge jump in the past five years.
A year on, India is still reeling from its biggest bank fraud while the perpetrators are at large
Indian banks may have an over Rs30,00,00,00,00,000 bad loan storm coming

Indian banks may have an over Rs30,00,00,00,00,000 bad loan storm coming

As if the bad loan crisis at Indian banks wasn’t alarming enough, there is a ticking time bomb that can spark another crisis for the…
A timeline of Vijay Mallya’s fall: From the king of good times to the poster boy of loan defaults

A timeline of Vijay Mallya’s fall: From the king of good times to the poster boy of loan defaults

India may have moved one step closer to bringing back its most infamous debt defaulter, Vijay Mallya, who fled the country around three years ago.…
The Indian government is worried that cryptocurrencies may destabilise the rupee

The Indian government is worried that cryptocurrencies may destabilise the rupee

From money laundering to terror financing, the risks associated with cryptocurrencies are well known. But a high-level panel tasked with drafting rules for India’s virtual…
The 12 key takeaways from Narendra Modi’s last budget

The 12 key takeaways from Narendra Modi’s last budget

The Narendra Modi government today (Feb. 01) delivered its last annual budget. Faced with a general election in weeks from now— and the scars of…
Karan Johar & team’s multiple chit-chats with Modi have paid off in Budget 2019

Karan Johar & team’s multiple chit-chats with Modi have paid off in Budget 2019

Narendra Modi’s been tapping India’s many big and small film industries constantly over the past few months. These industries, in turn, have been churning out…
Budget 2019: Modi just attempted a surgical strike to retain power

Budget 2019: Modi just attempted a surgical strike to retain power

As expected, the Narendra Modi government’s budget for financial year 2020 seems to have been crafted with a single focus: India’s upcoming parliamentary election. The…
There’s a way for the Modi government to help farmers without blowing its budget

There’s a way for the Modi government to help farmers without blowing its budget

The German statesman Otto von Bismarck once described politics as “the art of the possible.” On Feb. 01, India’s central government is likely to pursue…