Politics

Budget 2019 highlights

Budget 2019 highlights

July 6, 2019

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first Union budget in the Parliament on July 5 lays out the roadmap for growth to a USD 5 trillion economy. Nirmala Sitharaman who became the first full time woman finance minister of India presented her maiden annual budget on July 5. A...

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Indo-US ties

Indo-US ties

June 29, 2019

Global trade is currently caught in the vortex of protectionism. No wonder Indo-US trade relation too is caught in war of words. Will it lead to bigger skirmishes or can India look for new opportunities?

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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day

June 20, 2019

In six decades after the end of the WWII, Europe made a surprising amount of progress. The last decade has seen some of those gains slip away.

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Can Sitharaman steer the Indian economy out of troubled waters?

Can Sitharaman steer the Indian economy out of tro

June 17, 2019

With less than a month to go for a full fledged budget, union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will present her first budget for 2019-20 on July 5, has several challenges on hand.

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European Parliament elections

European Parliament elections

June 17, 2019

For over 50 years, the European project has been driven by France and Germany, but this motor seems to be running out of fuel now.

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Modi 2.0- Its decision time!

Modi 2.0- Its decision time!

June 1, 2019

Will the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi see more reforms and actions than symbolism and sloganeering witnessed in the first term? No doubt, the massive mandate won by Modi shows that India has put its trust in him.

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Macron’s travails continue

Macron’s travails continue

May 30, 2019

Over 300,000 French gathered in the streets on May Day, protesting against President Emmanuel Macron’s economics and politics.

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Agenda for Modi 2.0

Agenda for Modi 2.0

May 24, 2019

An important message was lost in the cacophony of support and ridicule that followed Modi’s surprise visit to the Himalayas last week.

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Modi magic wave II

Modi magic wave II

May 24, 2019

Turning the 17th general election into a virtual referendum on himself and his rule, Prime Minister Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi retained his magic to establish majority for the ruling party and completely decimate a divided grand alliance against him.

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Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

May 23, 2019

Universal basic income (UBI) has faced a lot of criticism, notably from businesses and the political right wing. But it must continue and reach more people across the world.

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