What the Congress needs is less of AAP-ism and more of realism. The Aam Aadmi Party’s spectacular performance in the Delhi assembly elections has made Arvind Kejriwal the flavour of… Continue reading "Get real, Mr Gandhi"
Understanding Narendra Modi’s economic pitch for 2014 elections. It is now given that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi would be the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party… Continue reading "It’s the politics, stupid"
Adopting a deliberately antagonistic attitude towards the Big Pharma is not the solution. In an eagerly awaited judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled against pharmaceutical giant Novartis rejecting its patent… Continue reading "Beyond the Novartis judgement"
The challenge of making rational public policy in a democratic India. Even in advanced democracies, public policy rarely follows the textbook script. There are many competing interests whose demands need… Continue reading "India’s biggest deficit"
The ground is ready for greater political involvement of the Indian middle class. In their compelling new book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Daren Acemoglu and James… Continue reading "A class awakens"
Economic growth may not win you elections yet but it still matters A critical question as India approaches the 2014 general elections is the state of the Indian economy and what… Continue reading "The politics of growth"