Govt Wants To Remove All Tax Exemptions: P. Chidambaram
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget for 2023–24 may have promised further momentum to the economy through a push on infrastructure, but, according to the opposition, it has failed to address the needs of the poor and the middle class. Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram tells Pragatti Oberoi how the government’s claims on allocations for infra projects could be exaggerated and the budget could push the middle class away from saving money. Edited excerpts:
Pragatti Oberoi - February 27, 2023
India Needs A Neutral Authority To Hold Govt Accountable: Shashi Tharoor
Prior to withdrawing it in August last year, the government had, in December 2021, referred the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019—which was criticised for being in favour of the government—to a Joint Parliamentary Committee instead of sending it to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, which was then headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
Kamalika Ghosh - December 31, 2022
One Nation, Many Burdens
The GST system of indirect taxation completes five years in 2022, and it already seems to have caused cracks in the idea of fiscal federalism. States feel shortchanged at losing revenue year after year. Was it worth surrendering their taxation powers to a GST Council that tends to agree with the Centre?
Kamalika Ghosh - January 28, 2022
The Most Tagged Man
From personally ferrying people to hospitals to arranging for cremations to arranging for oxygen, Srinivas BV did whatever he could to help those suffering during the pandemic. His biggest regret: he couldn’t save everyone
Vikas Pathak - November 28, 2021
Was Tata 'Swadeshi' Enough?
This is an extract from Mircea Raianu's Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism published by Harvard University Press
Mircea Raianu - October 01, 2021
Is India's largest insurer as rock-solid as it is made out to be?
LIC's opaque fund management, dismal capital allocation and low profitability are cause for concern
V Keshavdev - September 08, 2020
Quit India 2.0
With overreaching bureaucracy and overzealous taxation, doing business in the country has become cumbersome. Many entrepreneurs are lining up Plan B
V Keshavdev - March 04, 2020
Abandon wit all ye who enter Indian politics, warns Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor made his comic debut at Leading Edge, where he delivered a humorous session on ‘the perils of being an educated politician’
Asha Menon - November 18, 2019
Hall of Fame*
They are champions in their domain, leaders and entrepreneurs shaped out of pure grit and unconventional ideas
N Mahalakshmi - October 09, 2019
‘Elections are won with local leaders, PM is often a surprise’
Ruchir Sharma’s coverage of the Indian political system throws up interesting insights into coalitions and polarising leaders
V Keshavdev - May 13, 2019