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My piece on how (and why) the defence ministry is finally ready to 'deal' with the ghost of the VVIP helicopter scam

Today onwards, in a partial manner, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has put to rest the ghost of the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter scam.

From threatening to blacklist the manufacturer a year ago, it has come around and released a notification titled ‘Dealing with Finmeccanica Group of Companies in All Procurement Cases’. 838 more words

Arun Jaitley is Right, Rape Cost Indian Tourism

I will not go into the small rape remark by the Arun Jaitely. He has rightly received flak for it and the guy has apologized. But the bigger picture as far as tourism sector is concerned, his statement that rape has cost billions to Indian tourism is absolutely right. 291 more words

Borrow less, don’t blame RBI: Time Jaitley stops doing a Chidu on us

Vivek Kaul

A favourite pastime of former finance minister P Chidambaram other than telling us that the Indian economic growth was about to bounce back, was to ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates. 763 more words


Act now: Arun Jaitley needs to use his lucky streak to push through reforms


Napoleon Bonaparte once said “I know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?”
Luck is an essential part of politics and lucky governments tend to do better than plain and simple skilful governments. 1,079 more words


Merging strong banks ideal, needs to be careful: Raghuram Rajan

“One has to be very careful in deciding who to merge with whom. The best of all where you merge strong banks together because they have the resources, health and culture, and they will not have any problems to fix other than merger itself,” Rajan said at an event. 166 more words


Finance Minister nudges RBI to cut rate for boosting growth

Jatiley said that following credit policy announcements by the RBI in June and August he had issued statements clarifying the Finance Ministry’s position on growth, inflation and interest rates. 150 more words