Saturday, March 12, 2016

Interesting readings

As Finmin stepped back, loans to Mallya surged by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee in the Business Standard, 12 March.

India's corporate bond market puzzle by Anjali Sharma in Mint, 11 March.

Renuka Sane on the fracas about taxation of pension funds, in the Indian Express, 11 March.

China's transparency challenge by Ben S. Bernanke and Peter Olson, 8 March.

The river is dead, grab the land by Ashish Aggarwal, 8 March 2016.

In bad times, we have to cut the deficit by Ajay Shah, 6 March.

Sanjay Hegde and Arghya Sengupta on the Kanhaiya Kumar bail order.

Vandita Mishra in the Indian Express is out in the field, deciphering what is going on.

Matthew Pearl on Slate tells the story of one milestone in the destruction of the KKK in the US, 4 March.

93 years ago, Nehru had a Kanhaiya moment in Nabha, in the Times of India, 4 March.

Wait for the good days got longer by M. Govinda Rao in the Hindu, 2 March.

Government to sell energy-efficient ACs, fan at lower price: Piyush Goyal in the Economic Times, 2 March. Also see.

Trump's rise illustrates how democratic processes can lose their way by Larry Summers, 1 March.


  1. RBI said yesterday that "one reason Indian manufacturing GDP has been growing so fast when firms have been experiencing little increase in final sales is that firms have been focusing on improving productivity". Mr. Shah, do you agree on that ?

    1. I wonder what productivity data RBI looked at while commenting so. And, whether that data is public or only internal to RBI. Which should not be and we should ask for it to be made public if not so already.


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