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Congress’ Strategy: OPS… they did it again!

Synopsis The new Congress election manifesto makes no mention of OPS. Answering questions, P Chidambaram said OPS was very much on the party’s...

thursday 10

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Time to slam the brakes on free rural electricity

The impact of free rural electricity in Punjab is severe, leading to fiscal deficits. Climate change will drive electrification, impacting...

thursday 10

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Beyond Tesla…Teslar, Teslast: India to reduce EV import duty for Tesla, other global automakers

India has agreed to reduce import duties on electric vehicles (EVs) for companies like Tesla, clearing the way for the automaker to enter the...

27.03.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Will Kejriwal in jail sway voters? Not a chance

Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest sparks debate on political vendettas and judicial delays, highlighting the public’s disillusionment with the legal system...

27.03.2024 2

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

One nation, one poll? There is a midway solution

Research shows frequent polls are bad for India, but democracies need checks and balances. One way out would be not-so-simultaneous polls Holding...

27.03.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

What Trump’s return will mean for India

A second term for Donald Trump could have dramatic consequences for foreign policy and other big changes for India. The US election is still...

17.03.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Consumption survey needs an overhaul

While accepting that surveys grossly underestimate the spending of the rich, Indian statisticians have assumed that the non-rich mainly tell the...

17.03.2024 3

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Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Joined by the Vindhyas: Contrary to belief, India’s not cloven by a yawning north-south divide

Consider per-capita GDP in the top half of states. The richest are the mini-states of Goa and Sikkim. Among major states, toppers are Telangana and...

17.03.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Increased female participation in workforce implies prosperity, not distress

Had distress been driving poor people to work, Female Workforce Participate Rate would have risen fastest for the poorest deciles of the rural...

17.03.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Why Punjab model of farm freebies is wrong

With very high debt/GDP ratio and land prices, it is losing out to states like Gujarat Readers, do not sympathise with powerful farmer...

18.02.2024 2

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Rao over racket of Bharat Ratnas

Singh was a Jat farm leader of UP, whose grandson Jayant Chaudhary heads RLD. The grandfather gained fame in 1958 for opposing the forced co-...

18.02.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

India’s strong economy is cumulative effect of reforms since 1991

NDA adopted and improved on many UPA initiatives. So how can Congress criticise them? The White Paper on the economy “doth protest too much”,...

18.02.2024 3

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Communism as a fling: N.R. Narayana Murthy’s ideological journey and lessons for today’s youth

Some thought Marxism would die after the collapse of the USSR. But they were wrong. Every year, close to a billion youngsters reach the age of 20....

05.02.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Budget sparkles, minus fireworks

For any economy to grow at this rate when so many others are sinking is notable. Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — all India’s neighbours —...

05.02.2024 1

Swaminomics

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

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