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All you wanted to know about Operation Twist

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BusinessLine Since last week, a fascinating code name has been trending on the Internet — Operation Twist. Rolled out by the RBI, this seemingly secretive mission is all set to ignite the bond market — without the use of any fireworks, that is. As the name sug... More »

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Designing a blueprint for clean air – analysis

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HindustanTimes North India’s air pollution problem is predictably bad. After the October-November spike driven in part (but only in part) by crop burning, we have the December second, somewhat lower, spike driven (again in part) by biomass burning and the trap... More »

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The GST system still awaits simplification

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BusinessLine At the beginning of 2019, taxpayers were beginning to wonder how to file the GSTR annual returns (GSTR 9 and 9C). As we reach the end of the year, taxpayers are still wondering when the ordeal of GSTR 9 and 9C will end. These two will certainly go... More »

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The CAA is a humane law. Do not get misled – analysis

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HindustanTimes The great writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s story, Toba Tek Singh, underlined the senselessness of Partition and the enormity of human suffering thereafter. Manto would have seen the Citizenship (Amendment Bill), 2019, as a way of correcting a histori... More »

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This slowdown is a fallout of liberalisation

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BusinessLine As the economic slowdown begins to really hurt, the instinctive response has been to focus on the actions of the BJP government. This is perfectly understandable, given the destructive effects of demonetisation and the implementation of the GST. Y... More »

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Jerusalem, a city of contested histories – analysis

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HindustanTimes I landed in Jerusalem with some amount of trepidation about what awaits me. But I was taken aback by my first conversation at the hotel desk where they enquired if all was well in India. Clearly, the news about protests against the Citizenship A... More »