My Angle on the Union Budget 2019

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 […]

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Predicting 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. […]

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Making Sense of the UPA vs NDA Economic Growth Debate

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 […]

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My Pre-Budget Wish List

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 […]

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Protect our Protectors

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 […]

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