Dissecting demonetisation

Dissecting demonetisation

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Prafull Goradia

The move has been looked at politically rather than through the prism of economics. Second, it has not always been seen as preparatory to the GST. The real test will lie in the LS verdict This writer saw a glimpse or two of demonetisation way back in early 1946 as a...

US trade rap

US trade rap

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | Pioneer

The move to delete India from a preferential list won’t have much of an impact It may make for some unpleasant optics at a time of sub-continental tension, where the US pressured Pakistan on dismantling its terror network and led the Western world on isolating it over the Pulwama attacks, but...

Pakistan’s smokescreen

Pakistan’s smokescreen

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | Pioneer

The crackdown on Jaish is in keeping with its past chicanery. We have to prime ourselves for terror attacks It may look like Pakistan has cracked down on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), arresting its chief Masood Azhar’s kin, and put Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on a banned list because it...

Fighting cross-border terror

Fighting cross-border terror

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

A war is by no means the answer. At best, it will result in a stalemate. Instead what is needed is a coherent long-term policy and a clear blueprint to combat terrorism The episode that began with the attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14 ended with the...

Infrastructure Rush

Infrastructure Rush

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Pioneer

Contractors are working overtime to ensure politicians can inaugurate projects before code of conduct comes into force Work sites across the country are buzzing with activity, particularly those projects that were undertaken by the Central Government agencies and State public works departments. From flyovers to metro projects and even small electricity...

Opposition blues

Opposition blues

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Pioneer

The mahagathbandhan is floundering in mounting a counter-attack as the BJP runs away with nationalist agenda There is no doubt a nationalist narrative and sentiment that the polity is awash with post Pulwama and the second wave of surgical airstrikes targetting terror will impact the General Elections. And if what George...

Can we end the oil era?

Can we end the oil era?

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | RK Pachauri

It is questionable whether we should, like ending the stone age, stop using fuel. Or should we continue with its exploitation for the comfort of a select few? It was way back in October, 1973, that members of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) imposed an embargo on oil...

Tell us the truth

Tell us the truth

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | Pioneer

ASCI pulls out 232 ads for not being ethical and hurting consumers. We need a statutory code Ad guru Leo Burnett once said how advertising does not just circulate information, it penetrates the public mind with desires and belief. And at a time when lifestyle choices are aplenty and we...