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Shivaji Sarkar

Dynamics of global politics

Monday, 07 May 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

The next few years may see a gradual opening up of opportunities, provided the new ‘Panchsheel’ shapes up the way it is intended. Stakes are high for both India and China. A change in the world order is not unlikely The world politics and economy is changing. East Asia is becoming...

How expensive is a pricey economy?

Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

Government must keep a check on inflation. Crude oil prices need to be dealt with. A failure to do so will hit the economy hard Prices remain a major concern for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy amid rising global trade protectionism. The Central bank apprehends that financial market...

Reorient India’s governance model

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

Present growth model of the country has benefited just a small population and caused deprivation for a larger number. The only solution for a better economic model is to alleviate farm distress. Our policy-makers must act fast India feels happy as macro data suggests an economic turnaround. However, incidents like the...

Recovering loans, people’s trust

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

In the name of ease of doing business, it appears that banks are being lax in granting loans. Also, recovery and monitoring mechanism are abysmal Frauds galore are rocking banks in India. This is what comes from data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The banks lost Rs 61,260...

Budget prism needs change

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

The Government should do more to promote savings, not stocks, to stem market volatility and protect the economy The stock market wiped out Rs 10 lakh crore in the week after the Union Budget was presented on February 1. The crash was imminent. It awaited a trigger and the Union Budget...

2018: A year full of promise

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

The new year looks like it will be a year of competitive politics. With the General Election nearing, expectations are high that relief may be on the cards this Budget. The Modi Government is poised for development but growth should come with a lower tax burden The year 2018 is...

N-E States can transform India

Friday, 01 Dec 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

The North-East is an emerging market and has the potential to become a hub for our neighbouring nations such as Bangladesh Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar The North-East is said to be transforming and wants to catch the eyes. India needs a stronger N-E for faster development and addition to GDP....

Following black money trail

Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

A year after demonetisation, disclosures in the media have served to iterate the point that those who conceal their income do not use cash On this day a year ago, the nation was shaken as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced banning of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes. The nation...

The road to recovery and banking reforms

Monday, 30 Oct 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Edit

Arun Jaitley is on the right path but some tweaks are needed in the approach to public sector bank reform and road building projects The Rs 9.2 trillion package announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley last week is a major move to resuscitate the Indian economy. The route is through...

Shun control to achieve economic prosperity

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

India must separate itself from the paths suggested at G-7 and G20 meets. Prescription on taxes and financialisation should not be swallowed whole. History tells us the country has survived through centuries when control was minimal. We need to learn from our ancient wisdom The Indian economy is going through a...


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