Getting the RBI and government to sit at the table

The incumbent National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has distinguished itself by undermining institutions, indulging in an ‘appointocracy’ and creating an atmosphere of governmental interference in major institutions. On the face of it, the recent spat between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union ministry of finance is another…

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Don't frame government-RBI debate in terms of adversarial engagement

Media reports have portrayed the differences between the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a face-off, or worse still, as attempts by the government to undermine the independence of the central bank.

Framing the debate in terms of adversarial engagement is misplaced and ill-informed, and…

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Elections and borders

New Delhi Nov 8 Sometimes what has not happened needs to be explained as much as what has happened. External Affair Ministers of India and Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, did not meet on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. Why? In…

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