I would rate the budget presented by FM Piyush Goyal, a solid 4 out of 5. The budget managed to do the difficult dance between fiscal prudence and a sustainable, stable but progressive tax policy. More importantly, it provided security to two of the weakest links in India’s growth story i.e. the unorganised work force […]Read More My Angle on the Union Budget 2019
Brad Feld, Fred Wilson and BillGates’ new year blogs inspired me to write this post today. To the cosmos this is just another day but to humans this is that time of the year where they expend a tremendous amount of energy in planning, changing and predicting how the next 365 days are going to be. […]Read More Predicting 2019
Investment advisors have been selling the potential of 100 crore Indian consumers to investors across the globe for the past 20 years with excellent success – for the advisor. But, investing in that potential has always led to investor gloom and doom. The potential was always there but somehow India always found a way to […]Read More Gir’s Sons have India Roaring, on the Cricket Pitch… and Off it Too!
A heated political debate has been brewing between two accomplished lawyers, namely the last two finance ministers of India, P Chidambaram and Arun Jaitley. The debate began on the backdrop of the data released by the National Statistical Commission which stated that the GDP growth rate under the UPA was higher than the current GDP growth under the NDA government. Of the various arguments that have been put forth by different parties of the political spectrum, I resonate most with the arguments put forth by ET’s Saubhik Chakrabarti in the article “UPA vs […]Read More Making Sense of the UPA vs NDA Economic Growth Debate
As Finance Minister enters the parliament to present his 5th budget… These are the changes that I wish to see! Personal Taxes Reduction in number of slabs IT exemption limit increased to Rs 3,60,000 Top tax slab reduced to 25% Exemption for equity investment increased to Rs. 2,00,000 Penalty on Income Tax evaders increased Announce […]Read More My Pre-Budget Wish List
“Such a prima facie view is being taken in view of the fact that the assignment of the huge debt by Congress party to YI was for a paltry sum of 50 lacs. This is certainly questionable and justifiably attracts the allegations of cheating, misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, etc.” These were the observations […]Read More Indian Democracy is Being Murdered by the Congress!
I have wanted to write this post for a very long time but kept putting it off for some good reason best known to the subconscious. However, the attack on e-commerce by the tax-man was the spark that ignited this story. As it is normally the case, some law that was written in goodness-knows-which-generation is […]Read More Screw Amendments… Rewrite the Law !
Before I open up with my views on this highly controversial topic, I must tell you that I grappled with the thought of writing this article for the last 24 hours. My intention here is not to indulge in any jingoism or chest thumping. I am torn apart with this topic and it my intention […]Read More Protect our Protectors
I like Tony Fernandes. He is the CEO of Air Asia with a spunky attitude which has made him one of the richest people in Malaysia. Here is an individual that turned around an unsuccessful airline and has made it the best low cost airline in the world two years in a row in just over […]Read More DGCA: Now Approves Business Models too?